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  1. Goodyear’s ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort with superior wet braking and dry handling performance Successor to popular and acclaimed Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 range Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise Caters to growing Ultra High Performance (UHP) market, with 61 SKUs arriving between February and December 2019 with fitments from Volkswagen Golf to Porsche 911 Goodyear has announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tire, Goodyear has utilized innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise. Key to the tire’s breadth of ability is Goodyear’s development of a highly-refined compound that combines wet weather capabilities without sacrificing endurance or dry handling performance. Thanks to a contact patch designed to extend when braking, the tire’s contact with the road increases to a level more usually associated with a track tire, resulting in wet stopping distances which are a significant 4 percent shorter compared to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. [1] Goodyear’s efforts to optimize performance focused on reducing flex in the tread pattern as lateral forces are transmitted. The resultant crisp, precise turn-in, higher grip levels and efficient, clean acceleration facilitate an improvement in dry handling. Feedback through the steering is also enhanced, providing a more communicative and confidence-inspiring driving experience. Goodyear will introduce 51 SKUs between February and May 2019, with a further 10 arriving between June and December 2019. Goodyear will offer 17” to 22” diameters, 205 to 315 mm widths, and 50 to 25 side profiles, with intended fitments ranging from cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, through more luxurious cars such as the Mercedes C-Class and the BMW 3 series to the standard versions of the Porsche 911. This will strongly position Goodyear to exploit the robust 8.3 percent year-on-year growth experienced by the 17” and above UHP tire segment since 2012, now accounting for 22 percent of overall summer volume. [2] Upper segment vehicle sales are also forecast to increase from 17.5 to 18.2 percent by 2023 [3], while UHP demand from north-east and south-east Europe expanding 18 and 25 percent year-on-year since 2012 further increases the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5’s relevance to the market. [4] http://news.goodyear.eu/LATEST-NEWS/goodyear-s-ultimate-all-rounder--new-eagle-f1-asymmetric-5-combines-luxurious-comfort-with-superior-/s/56fa4e38-abcd-4074-9a78-4a0133ce5a75 Good news for Goodyear fans.
  2. It's time for me to replace my tyres. I am now using Hankook Ventus ME01 size 215/55/R17. The dry grip is ok but the wet grip is horrendous. However, it is relatively quiet tyre. I am looking to change to goodyear efficientgrip performance Does anyone know any distributor in the West?
  3. Divers

    Michelin Pilot Sport 4

    Dear all, We can soon see Michelin sport 4. http://tyresearch.telegraph.co.uk/r-new-tyres-advice/the-michelin-pilot-sport-4-on-show-at-frankfurt-27847 The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 on show at Frankfurt New tyres Tyre manufacturer Michelin is showcasing its new sports tyre, the Pilot Sport 4, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. A much anticipated tyre that is up against some keen competition. Michelin’s long-awaited new summer sports tyre, the Pilot Sport 4, is finally on show at the Frankfurt Motor Show. - Copyright © : Michelin On the same topicMichelin launches it new sports tyre, the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Continental SportContact 6: Rezulteo’s test Firestone Multiseason, an all season tyre for city cars Competition in the sport’s tyre segment is rife, while Continental has just launched the SportContact 6, Michelin is currently presenting the latest addition to its Pilot Sport range at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Pilot Sport range has earned a solid reputation, especially for its most versatile version which until now was the Pilot Sport 3, a tyre available on the market since 2010. To ensure continuity, the PS4 goes even further than its predecessor offering significant progress in several areas, mainly thanks to Michelin’s experience in racing. Driving pleasureLogically, the Pilot Sport 4 places the emphasis on driving sensations and pure efficiency. For this, its structure features a reinforced belt to keep any tyre deformation to a minimum and, as a result, improves driving precision, dynamic response and of course, the level of pure grip. Copyright © : Michelin Geared towards safetyThe PS4 is a tyre designed to equip passenger cars. As such, it must deliver an excellent level of safety in all weather conditions. Its new tread compound has been developed with this in mind, just like its wide grooves providing efficient water evacuation. However, the brief presentation did not provide any further information about this new Michelin tyre. We hope to compare it with other reference tyres in the high performance segment in the near future to truly evaluate its potential. Let’s hope it achieves its efficiency. AvailabilityThe Pilot Sport 4 will be available on the market in January 2016, and initially, only in 17- and 18-inch sizes. New sizes will be available later, and in particular, 19-inch sizes. Copyright © : Michelin
  4. Incorporated in the Year 2005, PRO-JEX V2D is a full-fledged automotive workshop that provides professional services for your vehicle maintenance, servicing, repair and on-board diagnostic (OBD) – ensuring your vehicle is operating at optimum road worthiness and efficiency. Driven by a passion to excel in quality vehicle maintenance, and commitment to after-care service, we go the extra mile to pamper your car with all the attention it needs. Range of products available at PRO-JEX V2D Our Automotive Services: Servicing & Maintenance Diagnostic Services (OBD) Aircon Restoration & Repair Accident & Breakdown Recovery Engine Rebuild Auto & Manual Gear Box Rebuild Undercarriage & Suspension Rebuild Fuel & Performance Enhancement These are just some of the services that we provide. For our full range of products and services, simply give us a call at 8668 7676. PRO-JEX V2D is located @ Synergy @ KB 25 Kaki Bukit Road 4 #03-93 Singapore 417800 To make an appointment with us, call us at 8668 7676. Email: vincent@v2d.com.sg Showroom & Tuning Hours: 9am to 7pm (Daily)
  5. azaouogh

    RS Chip Tuning

    Hi, has anyone used this before? Any reviews? Does these chips actually increase the hp and torque?
  6. kdash

    Music Concerts

    started this thread so that music enthusiasts can post their concert details and experiences here... coming up is Corrinne May's open concert this coming Sat evening, MBS open plaza at 9.15pm, admission is complimentary! https://www.instagram.com/p/BcaBg3Cl4Nx/ also, Mayday concert next weekend!!! anyone going???
  7. MAZ Nitro Review by SGCarMart - Cleaner Engine for Better Performance MAZ Nitro Review by SGCarMart: http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/writeup.php?AID=249 Do also check out the reviews on Qoo10.sg here: http://list.qoo10.sg/item/MAZ-NITRO-MAZ-NITRO-SAVE-UP-TO-59-OF-GASOLINE/415153451 More Road Test results here: (Done by independent drivers in Singapore) MAZ Nitro Road Test Results MAZ Nitro Analysis Reports MSDS US EPA Registration (USA Environmental Protection Agency) No Harm Analysis (Princeton Polymer Laboratories) Copper Corrosion Analysis (Saybolt Laboratory) NTU Study on MAZ by Professor Chan Siew Hwa MTEC Paper 103 - Combustion Efficiency in Bunker Fuel ISO8217 and IP541/06 Bunker Analysis More than 10,000 bottles of MAZ Nitro has already been sold since we first launched it in mid-April 2014! You can purchase them online via Qoo10.sg or Maznitro.com or just drop by our office at 126 Neil Road. You may not have heard of us, but we have been in the market for more than 12 years. We have been specializing in marine bunker fuel, industrial diesel, mining, gensets and other industrial markets in Australia, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and many more! MAZ Nitro is the ONLY fuel performance additive in the World that combines BOTH Nitro-Paraffins and PEA together. Using proprietary chemicals, we are able to stabilise the high volatility of NP and yet retain its power boost features with PEA - the strongest & most effective complete fuel system cleaning agent. This is the first time that we have decided to bring MAZ Nitro back to Singapore at the most affordable pricing ever! Hope we will be able to help drivers in Singapore achieve fuel savings and enjoy a smoother & more powerful ride. Drive safely! News Update (27th June 2014) Our heartiest congratulations to Prof Chan Siew Hwa from NTU for being listed among The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds for 2014 by Thomson Reuters!! Professor Chan Siew Hwa has been on our board for the the past decade and have done countless research and written a few thesis on MAZ Nitro. We are indeed most privileged to have the guidance of Professor Chan Siew Hwa for all these years! 4th September 2014 We are deeply honoured to have Mr. Sat Pal Khattar writing us a review on MAZ Nitro after trying it out in his BMW 745 and Lexus 460. Before & After MAZ Nitro treatment in HFO (Heavy Fuel Oil) Noticed the stronger flame & reduced black smoke emissions? That's the POWER of MAZ Nitro with only 1 dosage you can spot/feel the difference immediately! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPACljJRB3w MAZ Nitro WILL NOT Void your engine warranty! Read the below notice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPY4LcRP7TI Are you sure that gasoline in Singapore is really that clean ? Before & After MAZ Nitro treatment on Peugeot 308 Turbo - Esso 5000 Unleaded Petrol (Singapore) - Treatment of (6 x 50 Litres of Esso 5000 + MAZ Nitro) - Approximately 3,500km - 50% Highway/ 50% City Driving WHERE TO BUY MAZ NITRO - www.maznitro.com - Qoo10.sg MAZ Nitro DX (Diesel) $15.90 (65ml) 1 set contains 3 sachets of MAZ Nitro for 3 full tank treatments.
  8. NightStalker_za

    Short and sweet Short Performance reviews.

    Hi Guys, Got a little break from shooting reviews of Mahindra SUVs, The last one was a bit of a short notice cancellation. So I did a short review on my 2015 Renault Megane 1.6 DCi This video is a bit shorter so I need feedback please guys. 1) I need to know if you prefer the short videos or longer +- 6min videos. 2) should I skip the in depth walk around and go straight into the fun performance part and only after that do a quick walk around? Will appreciate any feedback. Here's the Megane 1.6DCi:
  9. RaceLover

    Racechip Ultimate

    Hi, Anybody tried the Racechip Ultimate? Any feedback? http://racechip.com.sg
  10. Are there any mods that you guys think or find that it is useless? Let's crowdsource the list of items to avoid! This thread is catered only for performance part or power gains. I found this quantum plasma magnet online that seems shady. The last time I came across quantum physics is from Ant-man from Marvel https://innersoultech.com/product/vehiclemagnets/
  11. I recently installed a set of AP racing big brake kit. Right after installation, it produce a loud squealing noise during braking. This was resolved after adding brake shim and grease and chamfering the pads. It has a groaning noise when car is in D gear trying to crawl forward while I depressed the brake pedal slightly to catering for creeping of the car. I noticed many auto gear cars have this noise but it didn’t have on my stock brakes. Can any gurus advise please is it his normal and how to resolve it? Thanks.
  12. HELP!!!! I was driving home this evening when my car's (Mitsubitshu Lancer EX) check engine light turned on. The car also suddenly became very sluggish and it limped all the way home. I always use at least 95 RON which is the recommended fuel for the car. What should I do now? Any good workshops to recommend (Alexandra area?). Very jialat.... should I continue to drive?
  13. Hi. Can any bro recommend a performance tuning (Stage 2) for Audi - in JB or any other parts of Johor? Going to sell off the car but wants to make sure the car is properly tuned for the next buyer. That's why I am kindof price sensitive. Thank you.
  14. Anybody know anything about this fund. Been invested in it for many years and its given some good returns from 7% pa a few years ago to2.5%pa recently. But over the last 6 months it has done nothing in fact it is now beginning to go down. What has changed???? Any thoughts. Also DBS used to have an Enhanced Income Fund, I think that's what it was called. But it doesn't appear anywhere I can see. Any ideas if it has changed names and what the new name is???
  15. I found this interesting read from one of the online article. Share with you guys and see what you all think. Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.Source: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/11/18/16670576/dunning-kruger-effect-video Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made much more difficult by someone’s unchecked ego. A new TED-Ed video, based on a lesson by psychologist David Dunning, dives into why this happens and why people are so bad at judging their skills in general, looking into the phenomenon known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. “Knowing how competent we are and how our skills stack up to other people’s is more than a self-esteem boost,” narrator Addison Anderson explained. “It helps us figure out when we can forge ahead on our own decisions and instincts and when we need, instead, to seek out advice.” “But,” Anderson added, “psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities.” This is true “to a degree that violates the laws of math.” For example: “When software engineers at two companies were asked to rate their performance, 32 percent of the engineers at one company and 42 percent at the other put themselves in the top 5 percent.” So what’s going on here? There’s actually a reasonable explanation: “When psychologists Dunning and [Justin] Kruger first described the effect in 1999, they argued that people lacking knowledge and skill in particular areas suffer a double curse. First, they make mistakes and reach poor decisions. But second, those same knowledge gaps also prevent them from catching their errors. In other words, poor performers lack the very expertise needed to recognize how badly they’re doing.” For example, how can someone know he’s a bad writer if he doesn’t know even basic spelling and grammar rules? The good news is once people know they are bad at something — say, if they fail at a logic puzzle — they’ll typically admit to it. But some level of experience or expertise is needed for a person to come to that realization. “That may be why people with a moderate amount of experience or expertise often have less confidence in their abilities,” Addison said. “They know enough to know that there’s a lot they don’t know.” But knowledge can also lead to people overestimating others: “Experts tend to be aware of just how knowledgeable they are. But they often make a different mistake: They assume that everyone else is knowledgeable too.” “The result is that people, whether they’re inept or highly skilled, are often caught in a bubble of inaccurate self-perception,” Addison explained. “When they’re unskilled, they can’t see their own faults. When they’re exceptionally competent, they don’t perceive how unusual their abilities are.” There’s a way to prevent all of this: “First, ask for feedback from other people — and consider it, even if it’s hard to hear. Second, and more important, keep learning. The more knowledgeable we become, the less likely we are to have invisible holes in our competence.” Keep in mind this is all just one explanation for why and how incompetent people may overestimate themselves. For examples of other explanations, check out a good rundown by psychologist Tal Yarkoni.
  16. Dear all, If you have followed my previous thread, (http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2700072-mte-garage-bartley-biz-personal-experience/), you would know that I had a bad experience with an overpriced and un-usable custom tune (my opinion). Well to cut it short, aftermarket tuners haven’t not caught up with the skillset to tune newer Volvos yet. So after wasting $10k on some hot air blowing promises, I decided to just go with piggy back tuning from this company based in Germany called racechip. (http://www.racechip.com/chiptuning/volvo/s60/y20/t5-176kw/index.php). I paid $980 nett inclusive of labour and got the racechip ultimate. You can enquire it from Antz Automobile, Fong Kim, Nightz Concepts . So to put it succinctly, my previous unstable tune from MTE was full of torque steer (car vibrating when you accelerate too hard), slow pickup from 0-200km/h, little increase from HP and max speed top out at 200km/h. I tested the car in NS highway and these are my feedback. I reverted back to stock for a while and installed the RaceChip. The RaceChip feel was instantaneous. Higher torque from lower rpm, much more stability with no torque steer, way faster acceleration from 0-200km/h and top speed max out at 220km/h. For a mere $980, these improvements are well worth the money. Attached are the dyno for RaceChip and my previous unstable tune. While the unstable tune numbers look slightly better. It was a tune that was difficult to drive, huge fuel consumption and most importantly stalled the car constantly.
  17. Let's see if u can remember http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/fiat/tipo/5633/forgotten-hot-hatch-quiz-can-you-remember-them-all
  18. Hello, Members! MyCarForum is collaborating with Maz Energy to give away $39.80 worth of MAZ Nitro GX 1 Performance Additive for MCF Members! Here’s how to join the giveaway: Registration has been closed (This giveaway is for Petrol-engine cars ONLY) We will send you 2 packs of MAZ Nitro GX 1 Performance Additive @ 70 ml through normal mail. (Postage fee of $7) Prove how MAZ Nitro GX 1 Performance Additive has promoted your car’s engine combustion efficiency. To use, simply empty the contents of the packet into your car's empty fuel tank before refuelling. Share your review here before 16 September 2016 and we will send you another 4 packs of MAZ Nitro GX 1 Performance Additive @ 70 ml! 10 best reviews will get BONUS 3 packs of MAZ Nitro GX 1 Performance Additive @ 70 ml! 10 best reviews that can prove fuel economy with Maz Nitro GX 1 Performance Additive will get BONUS 3 BOXES (9 packs) @ 70 ml! Winners for both best reviews and best reviews for fuel economy will be announced on 11 October 2016. Please take note: For fuel savings to kick in, do finish trying all 6 sachets/treatments. 2 sachets/treatments is not enough for carbon deposits in the engine to clear out. Carbon deposits takes time to be expelled out from your engine due to combustion combustion process. If you just tried your first 2 packs, please do not write about the fuel efficiency in your review. You can discuss the fuel efficiency in your second review after finish trying all 6 sachets. Terms & Conditions: Postage fee is one-time off, non-refundable Please make sure that you give us your correct mailing address when you register. Any chance of loss mail, we will send a new set if the address provided is correct. Please input your name, not nickname, we wont be responsible for returned mail. More details about the product: http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/events_features.php?AID=3261&PN=1
  19. HIGHY PERFORMANCE COILOVER AT PROMOTION RATE OF $1300 ONLY PLEASE GET ON OUR FACEBOOK FOR MORE INFO AND PICTURES WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GECKOSG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYZV1tCAR0k CALL : 6341 6164 / 6363 5112 Gecko Performance Coilover on Honda Civic FD Gecko Performance on New BMW F10 535I Getting very popular on Local Street - Gecko Performance Coilover - Highly rated around the World GECKO PERFORMANCE COIL - Highly Positively reviewed about the world. Gecko Performance Coilover - Ultimate Performance with comfort High quality components: ‧SAE9254 steel springs ‧Aluminum alloy upper mounts ‧Japan NOK oil seal ‧Japan made bearing ‧Italy IP rotary dedicated oil ‧Mono-tube shock design 2 Versions Available: ‧ G-street: 24-way adjustable damper and body height adjustable, strengthen the handling and feels more comfortable. ‧ G-Racing: 32-way adjustable damper and body height adjustable and spring upgrade. For a firm ride, top handling and maximum tuning. More About Gecko Suspension Coilovers About GECKO Coilovers: Gecko is the ‘house brand’ coilover of dynamics mechanic - The Boutique Garage . A award winning garage for 'Best Handling & Safety' and 'Best Service & Repair' by Sgcarmart Singapore among 1200 workshops. 'Gecko' is affordable Monotube dampers, and the manufacturers behind some of the very best known suspension brands worldwide, their experience in the automotive suspension industry is second to none.
  20. Anyone have any feedback on the Bridgestone Dueler High Performance Sports tyre? Designed for SUVs/CUVs. Looking at 225/55 R18 size.
  21. This being Chinese Lunar New Year season, plenty of fun stuff to watch, even at shopping malls! Chanced upon this chinese martial arts demonstration at a local mall. Part 1 - including 10 year old Tai Ji Quan boy Part 2- double sword and single sword Part 3 - World Champion Ho Lin Ying - yes she is a Singaporean Wu Shu world champion! Part 4 - Twins, showing off their sword prowess Part 5 - 3 types of self defence for ladies Happy New Year to everybody! Ho Lin Ying News from 2013. http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/spore-girl-14-world-wushu-champ
  22. Hi all, Wanted to change to this as price was pretty reasonable for my odd size of 215/50/17..your view on this tyre?
  23. Dear All, My name is Marcus. I would like to share my experience with MTE Garage(Bartley Biz Centre) and my journey in tuning my ride. I hope that my experience can allow any potential Volvo owners’ to evaluate the risk and adjust your expectation accordingly. There are lots of workshop and tuner that are respectable but there are those who are irresponsible as well. Likewise my experience do not necessary mean the same will happen to you. In a nutshell, my car was unsuitable for tuning and it cost a lot of problem to the extent of rendering it unusable before wearnes automotive (agent) solve it for me. There was huge gap between promise expectation and reality. I have attached all receipts and proof. 1. 01 July 2014 -Bought new 2013 Volvo S60 T5, 240hp, 320nm (no Drive E version) 2. 21 July 2014- Recommended by friend to MTE garage. Meet with owner Alex and discuss my expectations for my car. – To increase the drive response via tuning, upon recommendations, I was promised a custom tune with the following hardware upgrade which is necessary to complement the custom tune. I was promised an increase of 60+hp and 100+NM minimum. The verbal guarantee was that the hp will be over 300hp. My stock is 240hp. The upgrade bought was a. Ferrita DP/Catback exhaust- $3800 b. AEM methanol Kit- $1350 c. MTE custom Tune- $1350 d. Injen Short Ram (Full kit)- $1350 e. UR front strut bar- $190 f. Customised throttle hose- $160 Total: $8789 with gst 3. Turns out the Injen Air intake is incompatible with the car. The overflow of air cause the ECU to shut down the engine. Ended up with a DIY air filter which means I paid for something I cannot use and no refund was given. 4. Mid November- After waiting for 4 months after full payment, MTE arrange for shark performance from Uk to do a tuning trip in Singapore. Let me be upfront here, the tuning fail in the first round with sluggish performance because MTE accuses us for installing an aftermarket downpipe which affected the tuning. We replace back the original Ferrita DP and the tuning seems to work and we thought the tuning was completed. While the price was inclusive of a Dyno run verbally, none was arranged after a month. I was interested to know if the car exceeded 300hp as promised. Just to add, the tuning was done using the clipboard which open up the ECU and not a flash as per promised 5. 09 Jan 2015- despite repeated request for dyno with MTE, I was ignored. Paid for our own dyno run at monster tune and realised that the HP was a mere 248hp( only +8hp). To be fair the car did become more responsive with higher torque at lower RPM but the problems that ensued was not worth the improvement at all. I did not argue because such over promise by certain workshop is common in the business. 6. Problems: jan15 to may 15- Numerous check engine light, error codes but all resolved by a simple reset of error codes at agent 7. Problems: 3rd July error codes (unable to reset successfully) a. Reduced engine performance b. DSTC service c. Check Engine d. Multi Indicators light up e. Engine choking 8. Problems: 4 July- Car cannot start. Volvo replace fuel pressure. Collected car 9. Problems: 6th July – Car cannot start. All indicators light up again and return to agent, replace fuel injection pump 10. Problems: 11th August – Car cannot start. All indicators out again, choking engine, went back to Volvo, Volvo manage to reset code and diagnostic read “software incompatible with car” 11. Problems 15th August- Car cannot start. All indicators out again. Reloaded original ECU program 12. Problems 17th August Car stalled on road twice. Volvo mechanic while testing stalled again on the road. Volvo installed original air intake and did reset for the car. 13. 25th August- collected car, total spent $1592 over a few visit to Volvo. Whole fiasco including amount paid to MTE is around $10,701.00 and I bought only headaches To summarize, I was unlucky enough to be convinced that my car was tune ready and I spent $10k to bring myself a host of problems. I would like to share this experience with anybody who are thinking of tuning their Volvo. I will now be evaluating my recourse for this matter. Thank You MTE Receipt.pdf Volvo Receipt.pdf
  24. http://www.autoblog.com/2015/06/25/ford-focus-rs-345-horsepower-video-official/#image-1 When Ford revealed the new Focus RS at the Geneva Motor Show, it promised it would deliver "well in excess of 315 horsepower." It didn't say exactly how much that would come to, but now it has. On the eve of its dynamic debut at the hands of Ken Block at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Ford has confirmed that its new hot hatch will pack 350 metric horsepower. Those reaching for their calculators will find that works out to 345 horsepower by our standards. The power output is backed up by 324 pound-feet of torque, capable of being boosted up to 347 for up to fifteen seconds at a time. Those figures come from a retuned version of the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo four as the one available in the Mustang, but produces over ten percent more power thanks to a new turbocharger, upgraded intake and exhaust, and a larger radiator. All that muscle will be channeled to all four wheels through Ford Performance's new all-wheel drive system with dynamic torque vectoring, launch control, and selectable drive modes, including a Drift Mode that (as you can see from the video below) allows the hot hatch to get more than a little sideways. Ford still isn't saying what those specs will translate to in terms of measurable performance figures, but as far as output goes, things are looking pretty good. The 30th Ford RS model already packs more power and torque than the new Honda Civic Type R (306 hp, 295 lb-ft), Volkswagen Golf R (292 hp, 280 lb-ft), Subaru WRX STI (305 hp, 290 lb-ft) or the Nürburgring-conquering Renault Mégane 275 Trophy-R (271 hp, 266 lb-ft) and Seat Leon Cupra (276 hp, 258 lb-ft). It even respectably holds its own against the more upscale BMW M235i (320 hp, 330 lb-ft), Mercedes A45/CLA45 AMG (355 hp, 332 lb-ft), and Audi RS3 (362 hp, 343 lb-ft). Whether it'll outshine them all in real-world conditions remains to be seen, but we're looking forward to finding out whenever Ford deems fit to drops those performance stats on us.
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