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H Mountune μέχρι σήμερα έχει παρουσιάσει τα “Phase 1 & 2” kit αναβάθμισης για το Focus RS, αλλά σε κανένα δεν είχε αναφέρει την ακριβή αύξηση της ιπποδύναμης. Σήμερα, όμως, ο βρετανικός οίκος αναφέρει ότι αυξάνει την ιπποδύναμη του 2m3-λίτρων EcoBoost τετρακύλινδρου κινητήρα κατά 25 άλογα και 40 Nm ροπής, φτάνοντας συνολικά τα 375 άλογα και 510 Nm, κατά την διάρκεια των 12 δευτ. της overboost διαδικασίας.

Αυτό γίνεται με την νέα εισαγωγή αέρα, αναβαθμισμένης βαλβίδας ανακούφισης και επαναπρογραμματισμού του εγκεφάλου, χωρίς ωστόσο να λείπει και το ανάλογο λογότυπο.  Το αποτέλεσμα της αυξημένης ιπποδύναμης στις επιδόσεις είναι εντυπωσιακό, καθώς πλέον τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα γίνονται σε 4,5 δευτ., όντας κατά 0m2 δευτ. ταχύτερο από το εργοστασιακό.

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Το kit εξελίχθηκε σε συνεργασία με την Ford Performance, ώστε να μη χάσει την εργοστασιακή εγγύηση το hothatch, και τοποθετείται σε λιγότερο από 2 ώρες, με το κόστος του να ανακοινώνεται στα £899 (€1.060).

Από την άλλη, ο αμερικάνικος βελτιωτικός οίκος Hennessey ετοιμάζει το δικό του πακέτο για το Focus RS, για το οποίο ανακοίνωσε ότι θα αποδίδει 500 άλογα. Ακόμα δεν έχει ολοκληρώσει την μετατροπή, κάτι που αναμένεται να γίνει το προσεχές διάστημα.

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FORD PERFORMANCE BY MOUNTUNE UPGRADE SOON AVAILABLE FOR FOCUS RS

  • Ford announces official power-boosting Ford Performance by Mountune engine upgrade for all-new Focus RS that delivers up to 375 PS (370bhp) and 510 Nm of torque* ahead of Ford Fair, Silverstone
  • Focus RS equipped with upgrade sprints 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds – faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera costing more than twice as much
  • Co-developed by Ford Performance and Mountune, the component and software upgrade can be fitted by any Mountune-appointed Ford dealer and is covered by the Ford warranty
  • Acclaimed Focus RS introduced last year has received more than 4,600 orders in the UK

BRENTWOOD, Essex, Aug. 5, 2016 – Ford Focus RS customers can now further enhance the performance of the award-winning hot hatch, with the official Ford Performance by Mountune power upgrade package.

Co-developed by Ford Performance and race engine and road car performance specialist Mountune, 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.*

Equipped with the Ford Performance by Mountune power upgrade that is available in selected European markets and priced £899 for customers in the U.K., the Ford Focus RS achieves improved 0-62 mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds – faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera with manual transmission costing more than double the Focus RS list price. Top speed remains 165 mph.

“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.”

The Ford Performance by Mountune kit for Focus RS includes a high-performance air filter, bespoke alloy crossover duct with high-performance silicone hoses, an upgraded air re-circulation valve and revised software tuning for the engine ECU.

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 continue to be covered against mechanical failure – for example for three years or 60,000 miles in the U.K. from the original date of purchase.

Ford has received more than 4,600 UK orders for the Focus RS since last September. The high-performance hatchback pioneers innovative Ford Performance All Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for a new level of handling, grip and cornering speed. Selectable Drive Modes – including an industry-first Drift Mode that allows controlled oversteer drifts – and Launch Control feature on the RS model for the first time.

The Focus RS has received numerous awards and accolades, including:

  • Hot Hatch of the Year – Auto Express magazine
  • 2016 Car of the Year – Top Gear magazine
  • Car of the Year – 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards
  • Engineer of the Year: Focus RS chief engineer Tyrone Johnson – Autocar Awards

Developed by Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the U.S., the Focus RS delivers 350 PS and 4.7 second 0-62 mph acceleration in standard form.