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by Sam Rawlings

British tuning firm Mountune has revealed details of a performance package designed for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS.

The company announced this week the first group of upgrades to be included in the eventual performance package that will make the hot hatch even hotter.

Dubbed ‘Phase 1’, the mods include lightweight 19-inch OZ wheels, upgraded hoses and air filter, roll restrictors and a Quaife limited-slip differential. The parts are currently available on the company’s website.

The upgrades are said to improve induction noise and performance, reduce engine movement and provide shorter-throw gear changes as well as bring a number of interior and exterior enhancements.

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According to reports, Mountune – already a close tuning partner with Ford – was given early access to development mules and data in order to offer the upgrades as soon as possible and to ensure the parts would be perfectly compatible with the new hatch.

Earlier this year, Ford Australia confirmed similar Mountune upgrade packages designed for the Fiesta ST and Focus ST would be available locally.

Out of the factory, the Focus RS produces 257kW and 440Nm, and claims a 0-100km/h of 4.7 seconds. As for what the upcoming Mountune upgrades will do to those figures, very little is known.

Comparatively, Mountune upped the Fiesta ST’s output from 134kW/240Nm to 158kW/320Nm and the Focus ST from 184kW/345Nm to 202kW/400Nm.

Just as Mountune did with the Focus RS’ siblings, it can be expected the company will announce the complete package in the near future. Exact pricing and details will also come with its release.

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Australia

As for the local potential of the Focus RS upgrades, Ford Australia can’t say anything about when or if the Mountune mods will be on offer to customers when the performance pack is officially announced.

Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Ford Australia’s Wesley Sherwood did say that the company is always looking for ways to offer more to both its range and to its customers.

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