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Last week we reported that the Ford RS500 had “sold out” in 12 hours based on the interest it garnered with official news of its release. Following hot on its heels and noticing the overwhelming demand on the RS500, Ford has released news of the MP350 package for regular Focus RS owners.
For those currently rocking a standard Focus RS in the UK or Europe they will be able to order a factory-approved performance kit which includes a plethora of go-fast parts that will still retain the factory warranty. On the intake side, the forced induction RS gets a larger air box and intercooler while an upgraded exhaust expels the excess fumes. A recalibrated ECU, which probably ups the boost production of the turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine. An upgraded fuel pump ensures everything works safely and in-tune.
The MP350 kit, developed with Mountune Performance, ups the horsepower output to 345-hp and 339 ft-lbs of torque, just like the RS500. Pricing hasn’t been announced for the kit yet, but it will be interesting of this hot hatch gains more momentum in North America. Perhaps ambitious Ford Focus owners will be doing their own rendition of the RS500.
GALLERY: Ford Focus RS500
[Source: Inside Line]