NEW PRODUCT RELEASE - MARCH

Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:39 Published in New Products

Besides Cars & Coffee, and launching our new showroom and waiting area (#mountunehub), the development team have been working hard this month to bring you more mountune performance parts, across a range of models.

March 2017...

Big Brake Kit
Mk7 Fiesta ST 
£1725 inc. VAT
 
Pre-Order Now
Clutch Upgrade
Mk7 Fiesta ST
£650 inc. VAT
Buy Now
Closed-Deck
Block Mod

Mk3 Focus RS
£925 inc. VAT
Buy Now
New Style RS Tee
S-XXL
£21.95 inc. VAT
Buy Now
Throttle Body Spacer
Mk3 Focus ST/RS
£70 inc. VAT
 
Buy Now

Clutch Upgrade
Mk3 Focus ST
£675 inc. VAT
Buy Now
Braided Brake
Line kit

Mk7 Fiesta ST
£79 inc. VAT
Buy Now
Team Hoodie
S-XXL
£35.00 inc. VAT
Buy Now
Chin Spolier
Mk3 Focus ST MCA
£129 inc VAT
 
Buy Now
High Flow Air Filter
Mk3 Focus ST TDCi
£57.50 inc. VAT
Buy Now
Gearknob - Red
Mk7 Fiesta ST
Mk3 Focus ST
£59.00 inc. VAT
Buy Now
2017 Billet Keyring
Most pockets / purses
£14.95 inc. VAT
Buy Now

In excess of 300 ST and RS's descended on our HQ in Essex at our recent Cars and Coffee open day. If you weren't one of them, or just want to relive it if you were, check out our highlights video!

Cars and Coffee 2017
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More than just upgrades

Monday, 06 February 2017 16:12 Published in General News
Did you know that the mountune HQ workshop offers more than just power upgrade and performance part installations? If your car is due for a service, why not bring it along to our Essex workshop where only genuine Ford service parts are used, following the official Ford service schedule.

We’re trusted to perform the most intricate performance upgrades, engine rebuilds and more, so why not also let us take care of your service needs, all carried out with the same passion and attention to detail as our upgrade services. To help spread the cost, as long as your total spend is a minimum of £500, you can also lighten the load with our 6-month 0% APR representative finance. Don’t forget to ask us about it when booking your vehicle in.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll soon be able to immerse yourself in our all-new showroom and customer waiting area. Relax whilst your vehicle is worked on to the highest standards, surrounded by the latest mountune performance parts and must-have merchandise. Stay tuned for a full update on this coming soon!

Want to get your car booked in? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can discuss workshop availability and pricing.

"Utterly brilliant"

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:30 Published in General News
YouTuber and supercar enthusiast, Shmee150 aka Tim Burton, who was blown away by the performance of his newly tuned Mk3 Focus RS, fitted at mountune HQ a few weeks ago, was left wanting more for his own car, particularly after driving our fully-loaded M380 version… but it was clear that our development Fiesta ST had also more than caught his eye, too.

Unsurprisingly, whilst with us most recently, Tim couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of our MR265 to review, and despite the rain, gave the car a good run-in down the nearby Essex country lanes. “What a blast, this is ridiculous” he exclaimed as he got to grips with the car's “go-kart” feel.

Shmee noted that the Fiesta wanted to “dart down countryside lanes” and admired the MR265 upgrade kit with its hybrid turbocharger, calibration, large capacity intercooler and high-flow intake for its additional 30 percent performance increase over the standard car.

“I knew it was going to feel quick, but not this quick. What a barrel of laughs. Genuine hilarity. Brilliant, brilliant package – I am genuinely loving this,” he laughed.

Shmee told fans that for darting down country roads, “what else would you want to be in?” He added that the Fiesta had opened his eyes to what hot hatches are capable of, noting that: “It's not afraid of lighting up the tyres. It’s a 256bhp fun machine, it’s just entertaining to drive.”



Back at the workshop, Shmee had also opted for further upgrades to his RS, namely the mountune Axle-Back Exhaust system, now fully endorsed by Ford. Filming the process, he said he was surprised by the quick fitment turnaround and couldn't wait for the first start-up of the car once installed. “Oh goodness, that is raspier - I like that a lot - I am very very pleased about this”.

With unpredictable popping and banging as he drove away from the workshop, Shmee took his now noisier RS for a sport mode spin, smiling the whole time. “That’s what we’re talking about there - utterly brilliant - I think I’m in for many many happy miles driving this.”

Commenting that the RS was already brilliant, Shmee added that, complete with the mountune axle-back exhaust, “it’s now even better, which is exactly how we want it!”

Before leaving mountune HQ grinning (again), Shmee went through his list of options of what to do to the car next… I think we’ve got you covered there Tim!



ST Meet

Monday, 30 January 2017 13:59 Published in Events
Hosted by Ford Performance and Hoonigans, the first ever ST MEETUP was held in Downtown LA with hundreds in attendance.

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.

mountune powered Dirt 4 set for release

Friday, 27 January 2017 11:55 Published in Press Coverage
Have you ever wanted to drive a 310bhp mountune powered SuperCar Lite? Well now's your chance!

After last year's successful Dirt Rally, Codemasters are aiming to take "the passion and authenticity of off-road racing to the next level" with their latest creation, Dirt 4. A headline addition new to Dirt 4 is 'Your Stage', in which you choose a location and tweak a few parameters, and the game generates a unique rally stage according to your request. You can then race your new track, share it with your friends and challenge them to beat your time.

Since the introduction of the Rallycross entry level, Supercar Lites in 2013, mountune Racing has built and supplied naturally aspirated 2.4-litres de-stoked units for the complete Lites grid and continues to offer both engine and track support globally for each round. Dirt 4 incorporates this Lites car and lets you race one for yourself - and we can't wait to get behind the wheel!

Dirt4 will be available June 9th 2017 across a selection of gaming platforms.

Autosport 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:55 Published in General News
With the year barely underway, the mountune Racing team, together with thousands of industry professionals headed to the NEC in Birmingham for the annual pilgrimage to the Autosport International show. Located within the Engineering hall, the mountune stand exhibited a small selection of race-winning engines and high-performance components. As ever, the show proved a great success for the team who were kept busy discussing various new opportunities and updating our existing customers on our latest news and plans for 2017.



Further afield, mountune-powered race machinery was also easy to spot, like the eye-catching 2017 BTCC Team Shredded Wheat Focus ST and their recently announced driver lineup of Mat Jackson, Depper and Davenport. The covers also came off the newly announced RX2 support series, MRF’s single-seater was on display and the ever-impressive MONO was being exhibited by the BAC team… all of which being powered by mountune race engines.

YouTube celebrity and supercar enthusiast Tim Burton, rolled his Focus RS into the mountune workshop last week for its first upgrade. Known as Shmee150 to his millions of online fans, he was keen to see how mountune could upgrade his RS, and after weighing up the options offered, he decided on our warranted FPM375 Power Kit.

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!

DESKTOP DOWNLOADS - DECEMBER '16

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 18:42 Published in General News

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!

For the 2016 season, the China Touring Car Championship saw various changes to the series format, including a new 2x 35km Race configuration, and mountune powered Changan Ford FRD Team also made some alterations to their championship campaign this year.
 


Completing in the Super Cup 2.0T class, progressing from the 1.6 category in 2015, the team signed British Driver Dan Wells who made history in 2016 as the first non-Chinese driver to race in the CTCC, competing in four of the eight meetings across the season, the maximum permitted for an international driver.

The Formula Racing Development owned manufacturers team saw great success this season with multiple pole positions, various individual podiums and several 1-2-3 finishes, and had done enough to take the 2016 Manufacturer's Title this weekend, before the final race in Shanghai Tianma circuit had even begun. 

 
Our mountune designed and built turbocharged EcoBoost engine powered all four of the Ford Focus 2.0T hatchbacks, upgraded from the saloon model of 2015, and contributed to the strong package that produced this winning results, that is car, team and driver.

Congratulations to the Changan Ford Racing team from all of us at mountune! 

MOUNTUNE POWERED BAC MONO GETS THE ROYAL APPROVAL

Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:28 Published in Press Coverage

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.” 

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