Mountune is targeting owners of the Ford Focus Mk2 with a new Quaife sequential gear kit that promises lightning-fast shifts.
Designed for the M66 transmission fitted to Ford’s compact hatchback, it’s hand-built at the company’s headquarters in Essex, UK. Additionally, it can also be adapted to suit the Volvo C30, S40, V50, S60, C70 and V70, which use the same gearbox.
“We are excited to bring Mk2 Focus owners the quick and consistent Quaife sequential gearbox they’ve always wanted, available exclusively through Mountune”, said Director of Performance David Moore. “It provides a great performance upgrade over the standard manual shifter and feels extremely engaging as a driver. It’s always exciting to provide our customers with the opportunity to transform and enhance the way their cars drive, and this is no exception.”
The Ford tuner says the QKE45Z kit retains the original bellhousing, clutch, driveshafts and mounts, and has a strengthened outer casing. Providing the fast gear changes is a drum-style shift mechanism, whereas extra strength is being assured by the five wider-than-standard gears. Additionally, the gear kit, which also gets a bespoke breather system for the gearbox, can be had with two final drive options.
Mountune recommends those interested in the new Quaife kit to opt for the ATB (Automatic Torque Biasing) limited-slip differential as well in the non-RS versions of the Focus (the RS has an LSD as standard) and in the Volvos equipped with the M66 transmission.