Advertisement

Ford launches approved Performance Parts for RS, ST and Mustang range

A new range of approved aftermarket performance upgrades for its fastest models including the Ford Focus RS and ST

Ford has announced its own approved range of chassis, engine and cosmetic Performance Parts for its Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS and Mustang. The official aftermarket performance upgrades come from a range of Ford tuning specialists such as Roush and all are covered by Ford’s warranty.

Ford’s range topping Mustang GT gains engine upgrades with the Performance Calibration Power Packs offered in three different stages. It can increase the rev limiter of the 5.0-litre V8 to 7,500rpm from the standard engine’s 6,500rpm. A supercharger kit from Roush can also be specified, increasing power from 412bhp to over 592bhp. As yet, these parts are not homologated for road use, however.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Best hot hatches to buy now

The upgrades for the Mustang also include the option of a stainless steel exhaust from Borla, which is available for the 2.3-litre and 5.0-litre V8 models.

Available for all models is an adjustable coilover strut and shock absorber kit, which drops the ride height by 40mm. Lightweight 17-  or 19-inch alloy wheels also feature as part of the upgrades on the hot Focus and Fiesta models and bring a 15 per cent weight saving over the standard wheels.

Ford also includes the previously announced 'Drift Stick' in collaboration with rallycross driver Ken Block, which can be specified on the Focus RS. The rally-style handbrake lever can be operated without a clutch and can lock the rear wheels in isolation on the 4x4 car for handbrake turns. It works in tandem with the hot hatch’s Drift Mode.

What do you think of the Ford RS Performance Parts range? Let us know in the comments...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Ford to launch online car sales this summer
Ford

Ford to launch online car sales this summer

Lockdown has accelerated Ford’s plans to offer a complete online service
4 Jun 2020
New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 
News

New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 

Ford’s “heated software enhancement” system designed for American police cars is said to reduce viral concentration “by greater than 99 percent”.
27 May 2020
Ford’s European car factories to restart production on 4 May
Ford

Ford’s European car factories to restart production on 4 May

Production will resume at Ford’s engine plants in Dagenham and Bridgend on 18 May, the company has announced
13 May 2020
Ford offers six-month payment holiday for new customers
Ford

Ford offers six-month payment holiday for new customers

Anyone buying a new Ford on finance in April or May won’t have to pay anything for six months; online Ford dealerships still open
7 Apr 2020

Most Popular

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive

Skoda has unwrapped the complete Octavia line-up, which now offers a choice of petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid powertrains
3 Jul 2020
New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time
Ford Puma

New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time

The sporty new Ford Puma ST will make its debut later this year, with the same 197bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine as the Fiesta ST
3 Jul 2020
New Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 review
Vauxhall Corsa-e hatchback

New Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 review

The all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e boasts up to 134bhp and a 209-mile range, but rivals offer better value for money
3 Jul 2020