Tuned Ford Focus RS

Stephen Dobie
27 Oct 2009

Oddly named German tuner Loder1899 offers up its 345bhp Ford Focus RS hot hatch

The Focus RS tuning scene appears to be in full swing. The latest company to have a pop at making the Ford mega hatch even more potent is Loder1899, an intriguingly named German tuner.

Its tweaks to the RS boost its power output from 300 to 345bhp, thanks to a new Y-pipe stainless steel exhaust (with an even rumblier sound for the 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine) and upgraded air filter. The car’s suspension is dropped 35mm while you’ll also get a set of 20in ‘Vertigo Viginti’ alloys.

The power hike beats that of the 340bhp chip offered by Graham Goode Racing, but we’ve no idea if Loder’s modification offers the value of GGR’s (which costs just £435), with no firm pricing details revealed.

Loder1899 boasts plenty of experience in the field, though, and appears to focus – no pun intended – on Fords and former Ford-owned products, with everything from the Ford Ka and Land Rover Discovery through to Astons, Jaguars and the Ford GT getting the Loder treatment.

Click here to have a browse through Loder1899’s other efforts

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