The Ford Focus RS is no doubt a very powerful car, but it’s simply not powerful enough for a car with its stance. Enter German tuner, Stoffler, with their new series of updates. Thanks to the adapted intercooler, the improved fuel pump, the down pipe, and the suction pipe, the 2.5 liter engine found in the sporty hatchback has been updated to deliver 356 HP and a peak torque of 440 NM.
This package also comes with a choice of three different exhaust systems for optimal power performance, including a sport exhaust with remote-control made from stainless steel. And if you want even more, Stoffler is also offering 200 cell sport catalytic converters and GGR Sport Air Filter or the GGR Carbon Air Filter. The package comes with all the MOT certification for driving on regular roads.
Stoffler didn’t unveil how these new additions would affect the car’s performance, but we figure they still won’t be as good as thetuning package provided by BBR for the same hatchback. BBR was able to get the Focus to deliver 404hp and 408 lb.-ft. of torque, which, in our books, makes their package that much better. Aesthetically speaking, the two versions are pretty similar so it really comes down to the performance aspect. Nice try, Stoffler, but BBR has you beat.
Press release after the jump.
The Stoffler RS 1 even out-trumps the Focus RS500. The Ford specialists from Blumberg in Germany have increased the performance of the compact street sports car from the standard 305 hp (224 kW), to not 350 hp (257 kW) as with the RS500, but to 356 hp (268 kW). Unlike many competitors, Stoffler delivers this upgrade with a MOT certificate of the Technical Control Board.
Not only performance but the maximum torque has been increased. The already impressive achievement of 440 newton metres has been elevated by the refiner to an astounding 525 newton metres. The additional power that has been achieved for the Stoffler RS 1 is due to motor management optimisation: the adapted intercooler, the improved fuel pump, the downpipe and the suction pipe. All for 2900 Euro including VAT and with an MOT certificate so that the tuned components can be added to official vehicle documentation without difficulty.
Stoffler offers three different exhaust systems for optimal power performance. The perfect solution is the in-house Stoffler developed sport exhaust with remote-control made from stainless steel. Thanks to its remote operation it produces a thundering sound at the touch of a button. This perfectly fits the new high performance standard of the vehicle. Currently Stoffler offers sport exhausts with remote-control at an introductory price of 2300 Euro. The alternative is a CSC system for 1280 Euro or a Milltek system for 990 Euro.
For those who want to upgrade the Stoffler RS 1 further, 200 cell sport catalytic converters are also available. These can be delivered for 985 Euro with a general operating permit. Additionally Stoffler also offers a GGR Sport Air Filter for 695 Euro or the GGR Carbon Air Filter for 895 Euro.
With all these features, the Ford specialists offer extensive performance tuning for the Focus RS. With 365hp, exhaust and additional fitting enhancements, the Stoffler RS 1 has a real racing car character and yet is also blessed with MOT certification for driving on regular roads.