Now that we're getting a steady stream of Ford's European offerings, the aftermarket world is finally starting to catch up as well. UK-based aftermarket tuning company, Mountune has just announced that it will be setting up shop in California to provide high-performance and racing parts for Ford vehicles including the Focus ST and Fiesta ST.

Mountune lays claim to being Ford's "official European tuning partner," and US buyers will soon have access to these parts through Ford dealerships and with a Ford Racing warranty. Speaking of Ford Racing, Mountune also says that it will be working with Ford's in-house team to develop future components for both street and track. There are no specifics as of yet for which products will be offered here, but the company plans to launch a US-specific website later this month with more information.
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mountune announces USA expansion to cater for growing demand in both road and race car sectors

• US-based facility will act as distribution hub for mountune's high performance and racing components
• Customer service and support available in local time zone(s)
• Facility capable of supporting expanded race and rally programs

Ford's official European tuning partner and race-winning engine builder, mountune has today announced the expansion of its road car and race engine performance division into the USA.

mountune LLC, situated in Southern California, is ideally located to serve all of the USA as well as Pacific Rim countries, with the operation including distribution, rolling road, machine room and engine-building facilities.

Heading up the US operation is Ken Anderson. A man with extensive industry expertise, including an impressive track record with Cosworth in the USA building their aftermarket and racing parts business; "We're really excited to have Ken onboard with us and know he's the right person to be leading this expansion for us", says mountune UK founder and Technical Director, David Mountain.

Keen to emphasise the demand, Anderson enthuses; "Global enthusiasts and racers alike have been eager to experience mountune performance. We've responded to our fans and customers and with the launch of mountune LLC, a full range of products will be available to support their requirements"

I'm pleased to be part of the mountune team. The company's level of engineering and attention to detail coupled with motorsport DNA provides a robust foundation to support the development of a unique array of products. Customers located in the Americas and Asia will now enjoy easy access to mountune quality as we ramp up our sales and distribution support", he adds.

The US has typically 'missed out' on the plethora of European ST and RS-badged vehicles. Now, for the first time Ford's global one car strategy means that enthusiasts in the USA can finally enjoy the exact same models, and the performance parts developed for them by mountune.

"As Ford's official tuning partner in Europe, combined with an impressive array of market-leading parts already under our belt, nobody is better positioned to bring engineered expertise in upgrading and tuning Fiesta, Focus and other Ford platforms to the enthusiasts of the USA", says David Moore, Marketing Manager, mountune.

mountune's impressive racing heritage stretches back more than 30 years and this expertise in building race-winning engines and engineering high-end components is also to be offered to US customers through mountune LLC, as David Mountain explains; "We've had a lot of success with our engine's in the Global Rallycross Championship OMSE / Ford Fiesta's and latterly with the complete fleet of Super Car Lites – it's all predominantly based in America and we want to grow and build on this success in other disciplines".

Extending on the European relationship with Ford, mountune and Ford Racing will collaborate on selected products, many of which will benefit from a Ford Racing warranty when installed via their Ford dealer network.

A purpose-built US website will debut later this month to facilitate the purchase of high performance and race components directly from mountune in California, alternatively mountune parts will be available via selected authorized mountune dealers.


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      Luis
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm all for a ECU upgrade with a Ford warranty attached to it. BWM did it for about $500 bucks. I wonder what it will cost from Ford. But the biggie is the LSD!
      Josh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Long time Focus tuner FS Werks just became a US rep for Mountune. http://www.fswerks.com/collections/mountune
      Dean Hammond
      • 1 Year Ago
      dont know whats going on guys, but someone with the powers that be is deleting perfectly innocent posts ( no swearing, personal attacks nothing ) I made a comment wondering if CARB would , as they have in the past, crush any drivetrain upgrades, secifically engine tunes...they have in the past and Californians in particular have had only cold air and cat backs to choose from....I didnt realize mentioning CARB was an autoblog no no....
      • 1 Year Ago
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      AcidTonic
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully they can do more than get 300hp from the Focus ST....... Haven't been impressed one bit by the aftermarket tuning for these engines. Exhaust ports are pathetically small to get any real power. With thousands invested it may just hit 300hp where a stock Evo or STI begins.... All while calling the Evo or STI expensive. Everyone with the ST seems to be spending big bucks on modding while at the same time saying the other cars (with better performance) are too expensive.... I'm not sure I understand.
        • 1 Year Ago
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        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        The Focus is a 250bhp $25k car that can still see close to 300whp (close to 350bhp) with extensive modifications. Extensive, but not enough to bridge the gap in cost to a $35-$40k STI or Evo that makes just 50hp more than a stock ST.
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AcidTonic
        That Focus ST dynos close to its 250hp rating and a tune can get it to 265hp; how close does the Evo and STI dyno to their 300hp ratings? I can tell you from experience they don't begin at 300...
      btulliani
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice set of wheels to shame those arrogant Honda rice cars!
      bleexeo
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's about time.
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      Skean
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good a little competition for Roush
      Iosif Bogdan
      • 1 Year Ago
      This Focus ST is one porno car. I work in the same building as Ford's Romanian branch and a couple of weeks ago there was an ST in our parking lot. I think I spent a good 5 minutes just walking around the car. The color is great, the body kit is a little over the top, the seats are great, the dash is decent (a little dated but still ok) and the engine is sweeeet. If it would have an AWD version it would be a fantastic opponent for Golf R.
      Koushiro Izumi
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice to know that a Euro tuner will be coming to the states for the Euro Ford hatch specialist. Now if only Walkinshaw Performance can set up shop here for Holden-made G8 and SS sedans and other GM cars.
      Focaljet
      • 1 Year Ago
      The LSD in the Focus ST-R was basically a one-off. And, since the ST-R program has been canceled, don't expect the part to be offered anytime soon. We at Focaljet have been in contact with Ford Racing regarding the availability of the LSD as a stand alone part number, but it looks as if it would be cost prohibitive for them to develop it.
        • 1 Year Ago
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