The all-new Ford Focus has barely launched in Europe but the German aftermarket specialists at Loder1899 have already created a dedicated tuning package. The company dresses the new compact hatchback with numerous carbon-fiber elements such as the front spoiler lip, matching side skirts installed on the door sills and an RS-style rear apron with an integrated air diffuser.
Other improvements include the carbon-fiber headlight covers that the company calls “evil eyes”, while the lower part of the front bumper features LED daytime running lights and fog lights wrapped in chrome. A wide range of alloy wheels in sizes from 18- to 20-inches models round off the exterior package.
Loder1899 also performed a technical upgrade on the diesel-powered Ford Focus, increasing power and torque on the 2.0-liter TDCi engine. By modifying the turbo pressure, the tuner raised output from 163HP to 195HP, and peak torque from 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) to 395 Nm (291 lb-ft).
After the performance updates, Loder1899's Focus accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.4 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the factory version. Top speed also increased by 2 km/h to 220 km/h (136.7 mph).
Buyers can either buy the parts separately or order a complete vehicle priced at €27,695 ($39,520) in Germany.
By Dan Mihalascu