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.


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. 

DESKTOP DOWNLOADS - JULY '16

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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!

FOCUS RS PHASE 2 PARTS CATALOGUE

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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.

Mountune powered Team BMR take home 5 podiums

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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.

FORD FAIR TRACK TIME WITH MOUNTUNE NOW AVAILABLE

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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.

mTune Mk2 Focus ST/RS Pre-Orders now available

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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.

MOUNTUNE LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

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For the second season running, mountune have been chosen to work alongside the BRSCC and their scrutineers to help ensure an even playing field for competitors in the Ford Fiesta Championship, also incorporating the supporting Junior class.

With an extensive knowledge of the mk6 Fiesta ST and Mk7 Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S, their ECU's and calibrations from the years spent developing our highly-acclaimed MP165, MP185 and MP140 upgrade kits, our experience and neutrality put mountune in pole position for the role.

Our engineers supplied a calibration to enhance performance but that crucially, also works as a controlled upgrade to be utilised by all competitors using a Mk6 Fiesta. Flashed onto every car at the opening round of the season, this can then be checked at any point during subsequent race meetings by our track support team, helping to ensure an even playing field for all competitors.

Photographs: James Roberts Photo

MOUNTUNE RACING TAKE 1-2-3-4 AT OPENING ROUND

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mountune powered Andy Yan won his first Super Cup 2.0T race at the Nanjing Wantrack Circuit this weekend, with his team-mates Martin Cao, Rainey He and Dan Wells taking 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions.

The first two laps of this race were led by the safety car due to the rainy conditions before the UK's Dan Wells, who started the race in pole position, was passed by his three Chinese team-mates with Rainey He having a brief clash with Martin Cao on lap eight and falling to fourth, but he recovered to third in the latter part of the race.

The four Focus ST's run 2-Litre EcoBoost engines, designed and developed by mountune for the Changan Ford FRD Teams' 2016 Chinese Touring Car Championship.

FULL GRID AT GLOBAL RALLYCROSS

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Tomorrow sees the first round of the 2016 Global Rallycross championship kick off at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona.

Our 2.4-litre Ford Duratec® based engine will again be used to power the complete grid of Supercar Lites in this years championship.

The naturally aspirated all-aluminium unit also provides an excellent lightweight option for rally, race, hill-climb, and sprint or kit car.

There will also be a number of mountune powered Supercars on the grid this year, including SH Rallycross' Ford Fiesta ST running a turbo charged, 4-cylinder 2.0 Duratec engine.

We look forward to seeing the cars and drivers in action in this years championship.

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