Erftstadt based tuner MR Car Design has prepared an upgrade program for an already capable hothatch, giving it more of what it already had to much of - power. The German company says this is because they wanted the Focus RS to have the upper hand in a battle with competitors like the Audi RS3 Sportback and the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. A noble undertaking indeed!
In order to achieve this, the aftermarket specialist turned the volume to max, opened up a can of awesome and used forbidden magic to dial the output of the already potent 2.5-liter 305 hp engine to a total of 360 horsepower. This was done by fitting a custom made exhaust system with a downpipe and a 200-cell catalytic converter, a new air filter from K&N. Of course, no such tuning program is done without the aid of an engine remap, and this is no exception.
Unfortunetly, the limitation of the RS’s gearbox and its front-wheel drive platform had their say, so the Ford Focus RS by MR Car Design only offers a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 5.9 seconds.
Increased power and speed meant the car had to be more stable, so the RS received a new coilover suspension from KW as part of MR Car Design's package.