Home / Cars / New Ford Focus RS Mountune boasts 513bhp

New Ford Focus RS Mountune boasts 513bhp

Luke Wilkinson 2019-08-19 16:21

British tuner Mountune has launched a pair of performance packages for the Mk3 Ford Focus RS, with the more potent M520 boasting 513bhp

Mountune has just launched a pair of tuning kits for the Mk3 Ford Focus RS, with the most potent version offering a maximum power output of 513bhp. Called m450 and m520, the tuning kits are priced at £2,950 and £5,975 respectively, and feature larger turbochargers, reworked exhaust systems and upgraded ECUs.

The m450 package swaps the Focus RS’s standard turbocharger with a larger BorgWarner unit, specially configured by Mountune. Other additions include a high-flow catalytic convertor, stronger stainless steel hose clamps, and new silicone joiners. The package boosts the RS’s output to 444bhp and 580Nm of torque; up from 345bhp and 470Nm.

Best hot hatchbacks on sale

Mountune’s m520 package includes all of the upgrades from the m450, with the addition of an even larger turbo, an uprated fuel pump, a revised set of camshafts, and a reworked valve train. When fitted, the Focus RS’s total output stands at a claimed 513bhp, with 700Nm of torque.

Mountune is very keen to stress that, to maintain the safety and reliability of the Focus RS’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine, buyers must replace the engine’s standard connecting rods, crankshaft and pistons with forged replacements. The tuning firm also advises buyers to fit an uprated intercooler, a freer-flowing intake and a three-inch exhaust system.

For those who don’t want to carry out the work themselves, both kits can be purchased with a supplementary fitting cost. The fully-fitted m450 package is priced at £3,995, while the equivalent m520 system costs £8,195. In both cases, the upgrades are installed by specialists at Mountune’s headquarters in Hutton, Essex.

Due to the complexity of the upgrades, and the amount of additional performance they produce, both the m450 and m520 tuning packages will void the Focus RS’s standard Ford warranty.

Now have a look at Mountune’s 222bhp Ford Fiesta ST. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

About Alex Ward

Check Also

Sharing in-car camera footage with parents could cut young driver crash rates

Tristan Shale-Hester 2019-09-16 15:30 Researchers suggest dash cams that let parents to see how their children drive could reduce young driver crash rates The use of in-car cameras that allow parents to see the way their children drive could cut accident rates among young people, new research has suggested. When dash cams are used in conjunction with black box technology – specifically, accelerometers which record high G-forces when a car is driven in an erratic or dangerous manner – young people drive more carefully if they think the data may be shared with their parents. • The history of the driving test In a report entitled ‘Keeping Young Drivers Safe During Early Licensure’, commissioned by the RAC Foundation, Dr Bruce Simons-Morton says the technology essentially gives parents a permanent presence in their children’s cars. This helps deal with the catch-22 situation young drivers often find themselves in, where they need to drive on the road to get more experience, but in doin..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *