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The appeal of these new turbo engines and embracing the forced induction era – as F1 have done – enables you to get comfortable with a powerful shorter wheelbase setup and be able to pursue higher outputs throughout your ownership. Furthermore with a decent ECU, switchable maps and tapping into traction and launch control are practical options allowing the driver to extract more from the package being able to approach the maximum.
The EcoBoost 2.0 litre engine from the Focus ST Mk 3 is a new engine option for our modular kit. In standard form, the engine delivers 250 BHP (175 per ton) and torque figures 345 Nm, 254 ft-lb. We are able to offer a service to virginise the Bosch ECU. Alternatively you can opt for an aftermarket ECU. There is a remap available to circa 300 BHP, but the consensus is that for higher engine outputs especially with a turbo upgrade, forging would be advisable.
With the standard gearing, you can expect a top speed of circa 130 mph, on account of the drop to 13” wheels. As you might expect this also has the effect of shortening the gearing improving acceleration still further over the donor car amplified by the a circa weight saving in excess of 600 kilos over the donor car.
We have moved away from the HSS or ERW seamed tube where we now manufacture our frames from the stronger seamless CDS tubular steel, ROPT510. The rollcage kit has a universal section namely; the roll hoop and mounting loop for cradle, the rollcage and door bars. Furthermore there is an option to have tie-in bars joining the side hoops to the top of our optional front subframe. This element is common to all our Mini kits. The rear section is now modular in the form of a self-contained engine-specific cradle for each kit which allows the all the critical elements in the rear of the car to be removed in one-go, such as; the engine, gearbox, rear; suspension and brakes.
There are a number of distinct advantages of having a removable cradle, which are covered under the ‘modular engine cradle’ overview.
The cradle for the 2.0 EcoBoost comes with engine mounts and a sway bar as additional brackets for mounting the ECU, and room for expansion if you were considering future upgrades such as a heat exchanger for a charge-cooling system, a rear mounted intercooler as mounting possibilities for a dry sump or an oil cooler. The cradle can also have provision for the engine loom within the cradle so the engine loom can be disconnected easily and remain attached to the cradle as it is removed or fitted. The rear section of the roll hoop and frame can also have bracketry for a bulkhead to be fitted and to run a wiring loom.
The 2.0 EcoBoost kit is a new addition to the product range. Sporting 1999cc and Borg Warner K03 low inertia turbo, being a more modern engine, donor engines are freely available and you are more likely to be able to secure a lower mileage engine.
Revving to 6500 in standard form, the engine would give the conversion around 320 BHP per ton. A run of the mill stage 2 map would increase that to circa 300 BHP taking the power to weight past 380 BHP per ton. All from a 2.0 engine.