Ford Focus RS Tweaked for 340 BHP
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The aftermarket version of the last-generation Ford Focus RS is boasting several enhancements, including an ECU conversion developed by Superchips that doesn't need any sort of mechanical modification, as autocar.co.uk wrote.
The upgrades are offering a power boost of 40 bhp and 72 lb-ft of torque and are available with a 12 month / 30,000 warranty. The whole package costs 435 pounds (approximately 500 euros) plus VAT.
The last generation Ford Focus is offered with a 2.5-liter turbo engine that produces a maximum power of 305 hp at 6,500 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque between 2,300 and 4,500 rpm. This engine propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 163.4 mph (263 km/h).
“Front-wheel-drive was our preference all along. All-wheel-drive systems add cost, weight, inertia and consequently, fuel consumption. Compensating for the significant weight of an all-wheel-drive system requires dynamic compromises we preferred not to make. If you can achieve the performance you want without steering disturbance, then front-wheel-drive is a better performance car - lighter and with a more precise, linear steering response than AWD. With the work of our advanced research team in Aachen, we were able to achieve this and deliver something genuinely different,” said in January Dirk Densing, Team RS Chief Engineer.
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On 8 July 2010 at 11:21 UTC, james leadbeatter said:
surely a car putting out 305 bhp standard should be rear wheel drive. if the weight was such an issue im sure there are plenty of ways to shed weight off it. another point would be this must torture the front tires which deals with braking and cornering im sure this car understears worse than the astra vxr and tourque steers like a pig. why not create a rear wheel drive one and give the customers the choice between controlled power or less weight.
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