Ford Focus ST Mountune MP275Ford dealers are now offering a Mountune power boost kit that ups the power of the Focus ST from 250hp to 275hp – without affecting the three-year warranty.

The Mountune MP275 kit costs £1,195 plus fitting – which takes two hours – and consists of:

  • High-capacity alloy intercooler
  • Low-loss cast crossover duct with silicone hose
  • High-flow dual-entry air filter
  • Performance engine map

Not only does it deliver a 25hp power boost, but Ford also says it produces a significant uplift in pulling power – from 254lb ft to 295lb ft at 2,750rpm.

It makes the Ford Focus ST even more of a bit of a bargain, reckons Ford: prices for the ST-1 start from £22,495 so, even with fitting, the MP275 version should still come in at around £24,000.

Which, coincidentally, is exactly the same price as Renault’s recently-announced 275hp Renaultsport Megane Cup-S…