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Have you guys seen the MKC's 2.3L in the new mustang? its been cranked all thw way up to 305 HP, which means for you ricky racers out there the MKC is hiding 20 ponies from you ;)

Anybody thinking of trying to unleash them, or is 275 enough?

 

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I know eventually that guys that have this engine in their 2015 mustangs will want to tune the **** out of it. It's going to be interesting to see what sort of power the engine can handle before internal parts need to be upgraded.
 

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Looks like the 2016 Focus RS will also get this engine. The new gen of hot hatches is shaping up to be pretty intense.

2016 Ford Focus RS Coming With All-Wheel Drive: Report

Power, meanwhile, will come from Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine already announced for the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost. While in the Mustang the engine is tuned to deliver 310 horsepower, we hear that in the Focus RS it will deliver anywhere between 325 and 350 horses—with the final figure likely to lie towards the upper limits of that range. Since few buyers are expected to cross-shop the Focus RS and Mustang, it appears Ford has no issue with competition between the two.
 

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MKC Ford Tune upgrade?

Will the MKC have this option?

The ProCal handset for the Focus ST’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder and Fiesta ST’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines is available at FordRacing.com for $595, and plugs into the diagnostic port in the driver’s side footwell.
This allows owners to alter several vehicle parameters, including throttle response, the turbocharger’s wastegate, fuel curves, and spark tuning.
Related: Ford Performance confirms Focus RS as part of 12-model blitz
That allows for a more aggressive driving experience and, of course, more power. Ford says owners can pull an extra 90 pound-feet of torque from a Focus ST’s motor.
The real advantage over aftermarket tuning, though, is that none of this voids the warranty. That makes it less financially risky for owners to start fiddling with a car straight off the dealer lot.
Ford also plans to launch a similar device for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine in the Mustang.
 
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345 horsepower from the 2.3L

For those who might not know, the performance numbers for the 2.3L Ecoboost in the Ford Focus RS were unveiled at the Geneva Car Show in August: 345 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque.

I certainly do see (hope) in the not-too-distant future MKC's with that kind of fun power.

More on how Ford powered up that engine:
2.3L EcoBoost V4 Engine in the Focus RS
 
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