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January Car of the Month - Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS With CRTD4 Multi Channel Petrol Tuning System.

With our CRTD4 Multi Channel Petrol Tuning Box installed:
Power was increased from 345 BHP to 414 BHP 
Torque was increased from 347 LB/FT to 392 LB/FT


This months car of the month features the thoroughbred Ford Focus RS. Unfortunately, you can no longer buy this car brand new as it has gone out of production. Rumour has it that the next generation will be released in 2020. Until that point we will have to make do with the 2.3 Ecoboost that produces 345 BHP. Modern day engines seem to be getting smaller, but the power outputs remain high. It's now commonplace for manufacturers to develop smaller engines and couple them up with a turbocharger. This Focus RS is no different, but we do think it stands out above the majority of hot hatches for one reason; racing heritage. The Ford Focus RS came to fruition through rally sport, hence the RS model name. Designed and manufactured with the ultimate goal of being faster than every other car in its class. The production car isn't a like for like replica of the rally version for obvious reasons, hydraulic handbrakes are rarely required on the way to work or dropping the kids off at school. The road version RS adds touches of sophistication to the performance focused modifications. Including dual mode damper settings, launch control, and even drift mode.

We took a look at the Focus RS when it visited us earlier this month. The owner wanted to squeeze some more power out, without affecting the warranty. The car is going to be part exchanged when the next model becomes available so a tuning box is a perfect way to add power without the need for costly engine modifications. The tuning box can be removed without a trace and reprogrammed for the next Focus when it becomes available.

The tuning system specific to this Ford Focus RS 2.3 engine generates 69 BHP on top of the standard output. These power gains translate straight into spectacular on the road performance. The tuning box brings out the inner rally car, but without compromising safety features set by Ford. The ECU of the vehicle remains untouched and in full control of the engine operating as normal. Not all cars can handle additional power as they are at the limit of traction. The RS demonstrates its capability by utilising the intelligent 4WD system. It utilises all the available power with magnificent competence. When you are driving the car you can actually feel the power shift from the front and rear. It feels completely planted to the road, always balanced and poised for the next corner. Our customer was overjoyed with the results, it feels like a completely different car now it can reach it's full capabilities. We continually asses the power levels we obtain from our tuning solution. Working with gearbox tolerances and the maximum threshold before wheels start spinning up excessively. Every one of our custom maps are tailor made for the specified vehicle, this means additional power finely tuned to ensure maximum enjoyment.

We love having the opportunity to work on the fast and exciting cars that come into us on a regular basis. Our team of engineers also work on more efficient map configurations for the smaller engines and power outputs. This means the same levels of research and development goes into developing every single make/model. Many tuning companies can get lost in the world of power, but we strive for the map that gives the best on-road performance. This means our custom map configurations are a well rounded tuning solution that covers all the bases. Our systems are traceless once removed, this was a massive benefit for our Focus RS customer. The car will return to the manufacturer at some point, and this ensures the warranty remains intact. If you would like to find out more about the world of tuning boxes, or you want to find the specific tuning box for your car:

Call us on 01245 808612
Or visit TDI-Tuning.com