Another great weekend of BTCC action compliments of the Rockingham Speedway saw yet more podium finishes for the mountune powered teams, Motorbase Performance and Silversline Subaru BMR. 

After difficult qualifying conditions on Saturday, Jackson took the second place spot, with Plato and Turkington in 4th & 5th respectively for Race 1's grid line up at the famous Northampton race track. 

Race 1 saw Jackson start with a very good getaway, soon having to defend himself against the charging Subaru's.  However, Jackson, who has taken more wins than any other driver this season, was able to hold position finishing the race in 2nd place, with Plato taking the third spot. 

Race 2 saw a few collisions which included both Jackson's mountune powered Ford Focus & the #99 & #4 Subaru Levorg's, but Jordan battled to keep his position coming in 2.886 seconds after the race winner, taking 2nd place on the podium.

The final race of the day saw Colin Turkington making moves as he battled up to third before the second safety car was deployed to recover Scott's Subaru.  Turkington managed to maintain his position to take the last podium spot. 

With six races of the season still to run, we look forward to seeing the teams in action again at the penultimate round at Silverstone on 17th / 18th September. 

Published in Motorsport
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:32

Focus RS Phase 3 - Now Available!

The concluding chapter in our three-phase performance parts Focus RS launch has been unveiled this week featuring not one, but two power upgrade kits. A fully Ford-backed FPM375 developed together with Ford Performance, and a mountune M380 version that further increases power and torque and that includes an mTune handset offering multiple new features.

The M380 upgrade uses the induction kit and re-circ valve utilised as part of the Ford-endorsed FPM375 upgrade and in addition includes a Sound Suppression Chamber and an mTune handset, with a retail of £1050 inc. VAT.

Once installed, power is increased to 380PS with 530Nm available from 3250rpm; enough to reduce the 0-62mph time to just 4.4secs!

The M380 kit is applied using an mTune handset which also incorporates additional calibrations and benefits above the standard mTune feature list:

• M380 - mountune M380 calibration
• M380 + EXH - mountune M380 calibration with optimised exhaust tuning for the mountune axle-back exhaust
• M380 + EXH TRACK - Same as above but aimed at track day users with pops and bangs removed to avoid excessive noise.
• M380 + TRACK - mountune M380 calibration with no pops for use with a standard exhaust on track to avoid excessive noise.
• Anti-theft mode - an additional layer of security that once enabled prevents the engine from starting.
• Standard base calibration.

As with all mTune, upto 6 gauges are also available to monitor OBD channels together with data-logging, performance meters for testing 0-60mph and 1/4mile times and fault-code reading.

M380 supports all EU Focus RS and is available now online at the mountune online store and from selected mountune dealers.

An RS M380 mTune-only option will be available for customers that have already purchased the required hardware, priced at £595 inc. VAT.


As well as the power kits, Phase 3 also included a lightweight axle-back exhaust saving over 3kg compared to the OE rear section. In addition, both the correct valve and motor are also supplied so there's no need to remove or swap across parts from the OE exhaust. CAD-designed and optimised, the axle back drops back-pressure - improving performance, brings your RS alive with the soundtrack it deserves and can be further optimised with the use of the exhaust calibration option on the M380 mTune handset.

A lightweight centre-section and sports cat downpipe are both in development to complement the axle-back exhaust.

As with all mountune products, these parts have been extensively tested at the Nürburgring, on dyno and proven over tens of thousands of road miles across multiple development vehicles to ensure perfect fitment, function and reliability.  


Our updated Focus RS catalogue detailing our full range of power, transmission, interior and exterior upgrades is also now online, just click the image above to view it and if you missed it, why not check out part 1 of our Phase 3 video instalment below:



Part 2 of this video contains a lot of sideways tyre smoking action so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that... plus, we've got plenty more lined up for Focus RS owners over the coming months, in fact, you could say we're still only just getting started!

Published in General News

Today, mountune and Ford Performance announce their official power-boosting engine power upgrade kit for the mk3 Focus RS.

Ford Focus RS customers in the EU can now further enhance the award-winning performance of the acclaimed high-performance hatchback with the official Ford Performance by mountune power upgrade package.

The FPM kit includes a high-flow induction kit, uprated re-circulating valve, performance calibration and FPM badge, with a retail price of £899 inc. VAT. 

Co-developed by mountune and Ford Performance, the approved upgrade boosts peak power from the specially engineered Ford 2.3‑litre EcoBoost engine by 25 PS to 375 PS and peak torque by 40 Nm to 510 Nm using overboost.  The Ford Focus RS achieves improved 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 4.5 seconds with the top speed remaining at 165mph (266 km/h).

“Ford has a proud history of working with Mountune to unleash even more power from our hot hatchbacks for dedicated performance enthusiasts,” said Tyrone Johnson, vehicle engineering manager, Ford Performance. “Boosting power to 375 PS launches the already class-leading Focus RS even further ahead of the field.”

Any Mountune-appointed Ford dealer will be able to fit the upgrade in 1.5 hours and it is fully compatible with the Ford warranty, meaning Ford Performance by Mountune Focus RS vehicles will continue to be covered against mechanical failure.


Published in New Products

This weekends BTCC round at Snetterton didn't disappoint with non stop action and several podium wins for the mountune powered teams. 

Race 1 of the day saw Turkington cross the line first after the Silverline Subaru BMR driver battled his way through in lap eight.  The top step podium makes Turkington the first three-time race winner of 2016, following his Race 1 wins at Croft and Oulton Park earlier this season.  Jackson, challenging his way from fifth on the grid, took a third place finish in Race 1 in the Motorbase Performance Ford Focus, claiming a podium on the team’s 300th BTCC race.

Jackson made his mark securing victory in a thrilling Race 2, twice muscling past pole man turkington off the grid, after a red flag before the end of lap one meant a restart.  The first place finish took Jackson to a total of two wins this season, with Turkington again taking a podium step in Race 2, this time in 2nd place. 

We're looking forward to seeing the guys in action again in Rounds 19,20 & 21 at Knockhill on August 13/14th. 

Published in Motorsport
Friday, 01 July 2016 12:41

DESKTOP DOWNLOADS - JULY '16

Brighten up your desktop or home screen by downloading our monthly mountune desktop calendar, only available via the blog.

You can view exclusive mountune photographs covering Focus, Fiesta, Mustang, BTCC cars, a selection of engine shots and lots more. New wallpapers will be published in time for the beginning of each month and if you like it, why not share the link on your social channels.

Want your free desktop? Hit here to download a high-res copy - Enjoy!

Published in General News
Monday, 27 June 2016 11:24

FOCUS RS PHASE 2 PARTS CATALOGUE

Have you seen the latest mountune Focus RS Literature? Now updated with the newly released Phase 2 performance upgrades, you can view all the available RS products digitally and purchase all items online, or via our global dealer network.

Published in General News

The second of our three-phase performance parts release has been unveiled today, the majority of which are available to purchase from both mountunestore and mountuneusa now!

Building on the initial range of Phase 1 styling upgrades and bolt-on performance parts, the Phase 2 RS release focuses on improving and maintaining performance.
The range features a power enhancing induction kit, charge pipe kit, intercooler and re-circ valve together with chassis / transmission upgrades.

As with all mountune products, these parts have been extensively tested at the Nürburgring, on dyno and proven over tens of thousands of road miles across multiple development vehicles to ensure perfect fitment, function and reliability. 

Customers waiting for news on our forthcoming power upgrade will be reassured to know, the wait is very nearly over, as will be seen in our final launch instalment. Whilst we appreciate that the lack of news is frustrating to a great number of you, we're sure you'll all understand why when details are revealed as part of Phase 3 launch... and hope that you'll also agree that the wait was certainly worth it.

In the meantime, we invite you to watch our Phase 2 video below and if you haven't signed up to our Racing Line newsletter and missed the exclusive first-look at our expanded RS performance parts catalogue, worry not, as you'll be able to see it for yourself soon - be sure to keep an eye on our blog / social channels to make sure you don't miss it!


Published in General News
Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:34

Desktop Downloads - June '16

Brighten up your desktop or home screen by downloading our monthly mountune desktop calendar, only available via the blog. 

You can view exclusive mountune photographs covering Focus, Fiesta, Mustang, BTCC cars, a selection of engine shots and lots more. 

New wallpapers will be published in time for the beginning of each month and if you like it, why not share the link on your social channels.

Want your free desktop? Hit here link to download a high-res copy - Enjoy!

Published in General News

Photos:  MJP Media

After an impressive qualifying session on Saturday where he secured pole position, Colin Turkington eased to victory in Race 1 at Oulton Park this weekend.   Performing the perfect run from lights to flag, Turkington’s perfect drive saw mountune powered Team BMR take their first ever BTCC win in their manufacturer backed Subaru Levorg.

Race 2 brought another podium win for the double BTCC champion, this time in second place, with team mate Jason Plato taking an additional hat trick of podiums with his three 3rd place victories.

'We are very happy with the results from Oulton Park this weekend, recent progress has been made with the chassis and engine after a 2 day test at Pembrey. We would like to thank mountune who have put in a huge effort to produce a competitive engine in such a short space of time', said Team Manager Alan Cole. 

The Japanese cars have been fitted with a new inlet manifolds designed and developed by mountune since the teams last meeting at Thruxton, and test sessions and improvements made have certainly paid off for the team after this weekend's round. 

We look forward to seeing them back in action at Croft in 2 weeks time.

Published in Motorsport

Test your driving ability by taking your mountune'd Ford out on the legendary Silverstone Circuit in front of thousands of spectators in our exclusive customer track session at the mountune-sponsored FordFair (Sunday 7th August). 

Book your time here: https://www.mountunestore.com/products/fordfair-mountune-track-time

Whether this is your first time or you’re a regular track driver, get the experience of your life following in the footsteps of the British Touring Car drivers as you navigate the same corners as the pros.

This session is open to ALL mountune core kit customers - to confirm, if you drive a Fiesta or Focus with a mountune performance or racing kit fitted, we'd love you to join us!

As a mountune customer you also benefit with the normal session cost being subsidised by us to just £25!

Places are limited for this exclusive mountune customer track session, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Our exclusive session starts at 14.00 with a compulsory briefing at 13:00.

Please note: FordFair general admission ticket will be required.

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