Ford Puma ST and Fiesta ST: 260 horsepower signed Mountune

Ford Puma ST and Fiesta ST 260 horsepower signed Mountune

British tuner Mountune offers a performance kit to deliver up to 260 horsepower to the new Ford Fiesta ST and Puma ST.

The latest Ford Performance city ??cars are both equipped with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine delivering 200 horsepower, with the Fiesta ST a torque of 290 Nm, and for the Puma ST a torque of 320 Nm, respectively allowing 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 to 7 seconds.

But for customers who would like to rub shoulders with the new 261 horsepower Toyota GR Yaris, for example, the English tuner Mountune offers a performance kit called Mountune m260 for the Ford Fiesta ST and Puma ST .

Ford Puma ST and Fiesta ST: up to 260 hp and 365 Nm of torque

The m260 kit is marketed at a price of 675 pounds sterling, or the equivalent of 790 euros . At this price, Mountune will provide you with a small box that connects to your car’s OBD socket, and which will allow you to modify the engine mapping of your Ford Puma ST or Fiesta ST yourself !

Thanks to a mobile application, which makes your smartphone or tablet communicate via Bluetooth with the Mountune module, you can modify the performance of your sportswoman as you wish, thanks to three calibrations allowing to “unlock” from 235 to 260 horsepower , and from 350 Nm to 365 Nm maximum torque . Or, in the most powerful configuration, a gain of 60 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque (45 Nm for the Puma), resulting in a better sound at the exhaust as well as a more aggressive launch control mode. A “Standard power calibration” mode also allows you to return to the original configuration at any time.

To optimize the performance of Ford’s small sports cars, this engine preparation must be completed with parts marketed by Mountune, in addition to its electronic module: a pipe filler , an air / air exchanger, elbows and intake hoses, or even a more efficient air filter.

 

Video: a NASCAR engine in a Toyota AE86!

Video a NASCAR engine in a Toyota AE86

The Toyota AE86 is the ancestor of the GT86, a small, sporty and affordable coupe. Usually, under the hood, there are 4 cylinders, but here La Nippone has a much larger V8 that is a bit special.

Toyota loves to produce small cars for fun! Sports vehicles have been of interest to the Japanese manufacturer for a long time. Just look at the brand’s current range to realize it: between the Supra , Yaris GR and the new GR86 , there is something to be convinced . And this love story goes back a long time! Before the GR and GT 86, there was the AE86 produced between 1984 and 1987.

Nascar V8!

Originally, no V8 has ever found a place under the hood of these sports cars. Fortunately for us, a small English preparer decided to right this injustice in the most beautiful way by installing a Nascar V8 under the hood of an AE86! The result is simply monstrous!

700 hp at the rear wheels

First, there is this orange color that does not go unnoticed. Then, how not to notice the ultra-wide fenders that house huge rims? But the centerpiece is obviously under the hood: a 7.4-liter V8 straight from a Nascar and developing a whopping 700 hp! The sets of tires do not resist him for long , and what a sound!

Check out the video of this incredible Toyota AE86:

Toyota: a hydrogen racing engine in a Corolla!

Toyota a hydrogen racing engine in a Corolla

Toyota fitted a racing Corolla with a GR Yaris engine modified to run on hydrogen.

After helping to democratize the hybrid in the early 2000s, Toyota has been working for a few years to do the same with hydrogen . One thinks in particular of the large Mirai sedan , of which the second generation was recently launched. This car uses hydrogen in a fuel cell : hydrogen is converted into electricity, which powers an electric motor. In short, an alternative to the battery car .

But this technology is not the only way to use hydrogen in the automobile. Highly flammable, this gas can also be used as a replacement for gasoline or diesel in a conventional internal combustion engine. Certainly, some adjustments are necessary, and the energy efficiency is lower than that of conventional oil, but the game can be worth the candle: the whole thing only releases water vapor, and no CO2 , while maintaining the characteristics. a thermal engine that enthusiasts will appreciate.

The GR Yaris engine in a racing Corolla

Toyota therefore decided to explore this technology, in the always demanding context of motorsport. To do this, a small 3-cylinder turbo Toyota GR Yaris engine was converted to hydrogen, and installed under the hood of a racing Corolla . This car will be entered in an endurance race in Japan at the end of May. A real test for technology, with hydrogen refueling scheduled during the event.

Toyota is not, however, the first manufacturer to attempt the hydrogen adventure in racing: in 2013, a hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide took part in the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring.