The weather was LA perfect and enthusiasts had their car's spotless for the Tony Harmer photo studio. The event was action packed with RC cars, video games, food trucks, custom T Shirt studio, and just people generally hanging out. Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin JR were also out signing autographs and checking out the rides.
mountune USA were invited to display our RS and the crowd pleasing 250bhp 1968 mountune powered Escort. It was a great event promoting everything awesome about the ST line and we are looking forward to the next Ford Performance ST Meetup... hopefully sooner than later.
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton recently had the opportunity to check out the home-grown mountune powered BAC Mono at the University of Manchester. The latest Mono was being showcased at the university's National Graphene Institute and is the first car in the world to use graphene in its production process, featuring the lightweight material in the rear wheel arches. BAC claims that the graphene it uses is significantly lighter and stronger than carbon fiber and has 200 times the strength of steel.
While many carmakers source components from countries where labour is cheap, 95 per cent of the Mono's parts come from suppliers in the United Kingdom, including their 2.5L Duratec engine built by the Racing Team at mountune HQ in Essex, UK, which is fitted as standard to the BAC Mono.
Prince William seemed more than impressed with the model, even slipping into the narrow cockpit for a photo opportunity. According to BAC co-founder and director of product development Neill Briggs, “It was truly an honour to meet Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and a particular privilege to seat Prince William inside the Mono. We are incredibly proud to be British, and to meet members of the Royal Family was a surreal experience that just shows how far this company has come.”
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.
The USA's renowned HotRod Network has released an online 'How To' article based on upgrading your Focus ST, and in search of more power, the guys there decided to include several mountune high performance products for that little something extra. Check it out...
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.
AutoExpress are the latest to test drive the mountune MR230 kit and were blown away by the increased power that the kit offers the favourite hot hatch awarding the MR230 4-stars.
Here’s what the guys had to say: “On the road the ST MR230 is quick - very quick, in fact. It’ll sprint from 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds"
"The in-gear acceleration is simply mind blowing"
"The turbo seems perfectly tuned and constantly on boost”, which is partly due to the cam timing adjustment that only mountune make to optimise the OE turbocharger performance - glad AE noticed!
To read the full article, click here.
Pics: EVO Magazine
They say good things come in three’s and the latest review by Evo Magazine is no exception to that rule.
After receiving a noteworthy 5 stars for both our mk2 Focus RS MR375 kit, and more recently our mk7 Fiesta ST MP215, we’ve scored a hat-trick with a third impressive 5* review for our latest Mk7 Fiesta ST MR230 offering in the latest issue of the magazine.
After thrashing the car around various British B roads, the test team at Evo were blown away with the contrast between the standard 1.6-litre Ford favourite and the mountune version, and were in awe of both the strength and relentlessness of the upgraded engine.
The MR230 power upgrade kit, which was released in 2015, comprises of a selection of mountune performance parts including a custom aluminium high-flow airbox, high–flow panel air filter, charge pipe, intercooler and 3” downpipe with a 200 cell sports catalyst with 2.5” cat-back exhaust system.
"you can march along on a wave of torque when buzzing Caymans and M3s can wait another day."
"The MR230 works across all levels, retaining the usability of the standard car."
"the Fiesta will fly along at a sports car-baiting pace."
The full MR230 upgrade kit is priced from £2295 inc. VAT, or if you already have the MP215 kit, from £1995 inc. VAT as an upgrade. Also available as an mTune only upgrade for those with all required hardware already. Available via www.mountunestore.com, or via any EU-based mountune Ford Pro-Dealer.
Also available in the USA for $2949 from www.mountuneusa.com
See the full review on the EVO Magazine website.