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Tuning company Mountune took it upon themselves to heap the Ford Focus RS with more power than ever before. Though its 345bhp does not exactly equate to being under-endowed, the guys over at Mountune thought the Focus RS would look better with 370bhp. It will also drop to going 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds.
The new power upgrade package for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine was developed together with Ford’s Performance division. While it raises horsepower production to 370bhp, it also boosted peak torque to 376 lb. ft., which is a 30 lb. ft. increase over the standard car.
The tuned Ford’s ability to go 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds is largely thanks to the Focus RS’ four-wheel drive system. That is a 0.2-second improvement, so it now stands only 0.2 seconds below of what the Audi RS3 can accomplish. The Audi RS3 has a fancy twin-clutch auto while the Focus RS stays with the six-speed manual.
The Mountune upgrade for the Ford Focus comes with an ECU flash too, as well as an uprated turbo recirculation valve and Mountune’s RS induction kit with an alloy crossover duct and high quality silicone hoses. These features improve engine breathing by 11 percent as compared to factory fit pipes. In terms of styling and design, you can expect the Mountune badge, warning other drivers that your car can suddenly and violently accelerate.
If you want the kit, any Mountune-approved Ford dealer can install it in your car in just 90 minutes. It costs approximately $1,174, and won’t invalidate your Ford manufacturer’s warranty.
Aside from that, you also have the option of a 19-inch OZ Leggera HLT wheels that are lighter and even half an inch wider than the standard rims. Then, there’s also the Quaife differential. You can get the OZ Leggera HLT wheels for $496 per corner while the Quaife is for $948.
Mansory’s tuning kit for the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn, which made its debut during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, is the first one to be developed for the months-old car.
Since Mansory is setting the bar for future tuning kits for the Dawn, it is important to check out what this one includes, which are plenty, by the way. Mansory’s tuning kit for the 2016 Rolls Royce Dawn will have an aero kit, a customizable interior, and an enhanced performance based on a source.
Outside, the Dawn received a new front spoiler with larger air intakes, LED daytime running lights, and a smaller version of the front grille. It also has a new carbon fiber front lip, a lightweight hood, new side skirts, and a rear spoiler lip.
Completing the look is a new set of 22-inch lightweight alloy rims shod in Vredestein high-performance tires that measure 265/35/22 and 295/30/22, respectively.
Inside, Mansory offered the premium tuning kit it is most famous for. Customers can choose materials for the interior such as brushed aluminum, carbon fiber, burl wood, or highly polished lacquer surfaces.
The interior is further suited with extensive leather surfaces and handcrafted embroidering in the floor mats and head rests.
In terms of the drivetrain, the German tuning company was able to upgrade the Dawn’s 6.6-liter V-12 engine from producing a standard 563 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque to an impressive 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.
These changes allow the tuned Dawn to go 0-to-62mph in 4.5 seconds with a max speed of 177mph, which was 22mph faster than the standard model’s 155-mph top speed.
The tuning kit may be on the subtle side compared to what Mansory has done before, but don’t expect the kit to be cheap. The company has yet to release details on pricing but if previous Mansory tuning kits are indications, then expect this to be on the pricey range.
The motoring world now is not like before. Manufacturers are continually downsizing their supercars to be more efficient and eco-friendly. Still, it’s nice to see car companies use forced induction that focuses on extra horsepower, not minding fuel economy and efficiency.
Callaway has thankfully brought their GenThree supercharger to the Chevrolet Camaro V8, pushing it to a height of 610 horsepower, according to Gizmag. This is based on a package originally developed for the Corvette with a 2300cc Eaton rotor pack that forces air upwards, which then create that extra power for the machine.
But the problem is supercharging creates extra heat that then forced Callaway to use convective cooling to allow the air to cool as it flows through the supercharger housing. This process becomes more effective because the housing exposes it to the air.
Combined with Callaway’s system, the motor can produce 610 hp (449 kW), and a monstrous 827 Nm (610 ft-lb) of torque through a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. In total, that’s 155 hp (110 kW) more than the base edition Chevrolet Camaro SS churns out to the market.
The Camaro SC610 would also have a larger intercooler to ensure that the car can provide maximum power on the track. What hasn’t been tested yet is the ability of Camaro’s brakes to do the same. That would have to wait.
Under the hood, the Camara SC610 is even more impressive. It has a special carbon fiber that covers the air intakes, as well as a unique build plaque and a number of badges on the exterior.
And if that isn’t enough, Callaway is selling the car with a three-year, 36,000-mile (60,000-kilometer) warranty that also works with GM’s powertrain warranty.
The Camaro SC610 reportedly has a starting price of $54,920 with a new Camaro SS, or $16,995 as a package to already existing cars.