Well-known US-based tuning house, Mountune, are currently working on a new kit for the 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
This engine is used in a variety of models in the US, including the Mustang, previous-generation Focus RS and the Ford Ranger.
In the Ranger, the 2.3-litre engine produces 200kW and 370Nm of torque. That’s around 20kW down on what the engine produced in the Focus RS.
If that power output still seems a bit weak to you, you might be interested in the kit Mountune is currently developing.
While the work is far from done, Mountune recently released a video of the engine producing 510kW and 750Nm of torque. That’s not only more than double what the standard Ranger currently does, but also significantly more than what Hennessey did with the same engine.
No release date has been set, but since we don’t get the 2.3-litre engine in South Africa, it doesn’t really matter.
Check out the footage of the dyno test below.