Camera in hand, Burton filmed and narrated as the induction kit, crossover duct, re-circulation valve and ECU calibration were fitted before taking it back out on the road, and the grin on his face during the drive summed it up. Describing the difference as “fascinating”, Burton said he could “feel that it's faster immediately”, before adding “You have more of that push back in the seat feel – and that is how you make a cool car, even cooler.”
Already a devotee of the 2016 Focus RS, Burton commented on the increased induction noise, quicker acceleration and improved torque since fitting the Ford approved mountune power upgrade kit, and with a selection of warranted performance parts also available, he considered his next move. “What more could you want?", he asked, “I‘m a big fan of the Focus RS, I love driving it, and now I feel like I love driving it even more,” he added in his video.
Burton was equally as impressed with his tour of mountune HQ – inspecting the engines being built by the racing team and admiring the red and gold Alan Mann Racing MK1 Escort. Spotting the GT40's in the workshop he commented that “you don’t realise how special those are”, and got excited for his incoming new generation Ford GT.
A drive in mountune's own Mk3 RS with the full M380 Power Upgrade Kit, Axle-Back Exhaust System and mountune wheels did even more to win him over. “It's like an addiction,” he says, giving the accelerator a little stab through a tunnel. “It’s a no-brainer really, to come down to mountune. A perfect car made even more perfect with the mountune kit.”
Blown away by the service in the mountune HQ Workshop, Shmee commented that the upgrades are “definitely worth doing”, and smiled in the knowledge that his drive back to London that day would be far more enjoyable after his mountune experience.
How long until Burton is back for the catalogue of additional warranted RS upgrades? Watch this space!
After months of talking and planning with Monster Energy athlete Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his team we're pleased to announce that mountune have been appointed the Exclusive European Distributor of RTR parts.
In addition, complete Spec 1 or Spec 2 vehicle kits will also be available and include everything to transform the exterior, interior and chassis of your Mustang - including exclusive RTR badging and a Vaughn Gittin Jr. signed interior dash plate.
All RTR 2015/16 Mustang components will be available to order via the mountune dealer network, or directly online from October 2016 - a full fitting service is also available at mountune's HQ in Essex.
mountune's 2.3-litre EcoBoost Mustang has already been upgraded to a full Spec 1 car, the first in the UK and features an extensive list of RTR body and chassis parts; combined with the recently released mountune M335 power upgrade kit, this Mustang is definitely Ready To Rock!
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.
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.
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!
Good news for mountune Mk2 Focus ST and RS owners that have been asking us about mTune support...
MP260 and MR290 calibrations for Focus ST and MP350 (Focus RS500), MR375 and MR420 for Focus RS are now available to pre-order. All versions of mTune cost £449 (inc. VAT) but pre-order yours by Sunday 5th June and you'll save £50 by using promo code MTUNE when checking-out.
Pre-order your mTune now: Focus ST | Focus RS
Also new this month and available to pre-order now is the Mk2 Focus ST MR310 power upgrade kit.
This upgrade is based on a vehicle already equipped with the mountune MR290 hardware and in addition adds:
• High-flow Focus RS crossover duct
• High-flow mountune Focus RS airbox (includes mountune Performance badge)
• High-flow dual-entry air filter
• High-flow silicone induction hoses (available in four colours)
• Focus RS GOR (slam panel cover), pipework, battery tray and hardware
• MAF sensor and adaptor harnesses
• mTune handset loaded with MR310 calibration.
Power is increased, as the kit name suggests, to 310PS, whilst torque increases to 470Nm, and the kit features include:
Pre-order your MR310 upgrade kit here.
Check out the link below where Top Gear speculate about the mountune power upgrade kit for the Mk3 RS. They seem just as excited as you guys, with good reason... http://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/mountune-readying-upgrades-ford-focus-rs.
The first phase of mountune RS upgrades including air filter, boost hoses, Quaife ATB and exclusive OZ Leggara wheel's are now available to buy directly from mountunestore.com and mountuneusa.com.
You may remember a few months back we ran a competition for you, the enthusiasts, to design a new t-shirt to be added to our 2016 #mountunemerch apparel range. After receiving a tonne of entries, we narrowed it down to a few and Tiago Avevedo from Portugal was named the winner with his 'Fade Out' tee design, which is now available in both black & white versions via the online store.
From today, a vast selection of ROUSH products covering their entire 2015 Mustang range will be available via mountune UK. V8 power upgrade parts including their infamous supercharger upgrade, plus a large range of bodywork, chassis and ancillary items will be available to buy through our mountune dealer network, or direct via our online store.
"We’re delighted to be adding the range of ROUSH Performance parts for Mustang to our product portfolio as their official UK distributor. The Roush name is synonymous in the USA with both Mustang and the development of high-quality performance components, engineered to the same exacting standards that both we, and our customers expect." says John Mitchell, MD Revolve Technologies.
Tim R. Wheeler, VP of Global Sales for ROUSH Performance added “As Ford Mustangs continue to arrive in new markets around the world, we've seen increased consumer demand for ROUSH Performance products that enhance power, handling and appearance,” says Tim Wheeler, vice president of global sales. “Our partnership with mountune UK supports our growth plans to distribute highly engineered ROUSH products into European enthusiast markets.”
This agreement is a great achievement in expanding the mountune aftermarket product range into the Mustang market globally, and we look forward to working alongside ROUSH Performance.
Mk3 Focus ST Wagon owners can now upgrade to our infamous MR300 upgrade, providing 300PS and 470Nm of torque - the highest power and torque output available whilst retaining the standard turbocharger.
In addition, a Cat Back Exhaust upgrade is now also available that drops back-pressure, liberates some additional noise but crucially, will not affect your base vehicle warranty!
Our mountune Cat Back Exhaust and MR300 power upgrade kit are both available now through our official Ford Dealer and re-seller network, or directly via our online store.