An ear for performance – Ford’s Engine Listeners

April 4, 2016

From wine tasting to tuning concert pianos, sometimes there is no substitute for the human senses to ensure your product is just right – and the powerful 350 PS EcoBoost engine in our Focus RS performance car is a perfect example.

Specially trained ”engine listeners” in our Valencia production plant use just their ears to check that brand new engines are performing precisely as they should, and are free from any tiny imperfections.

The careful scrutiny of this team of “engine ears”, combined with a host of other rigorous quality checks, helps to ensure that every Focus RS engine is running perfectly for blistering performance.