Just when you thought that Ford has squeezed everything out from the 1.0 litre Ecoboost to deliver power equivalent to a 1.6 litre block, it would seem that the tiny engine has more to give.

The boffins of Superchips in UK have managed to pinch more horses and torque out of the tiny Ecoboost. The company’s Bluefin ECU will rewrite the ignition, fuelling and boost control parameters of the Bosch MED17 engine management, found in 1.0 litre Focus. With the chip, the powerplant gains additional 16 hp at 4,728 rpm and 36 Nm at 2,296 rpm.

The remap is said to deliver a ‘safe, reliable and consistent additional power’ while fuel economy will not be greatly affected. Superchips also said that installing the Bluefin ECU does not require any technical skills, just plug-and-play and follow the on-screen directions on the Bluefin handset. And the process can be reversed easily, so no worries there.

You can have the Superchips Bluefin for £455.00 including VAT. Nice to know that there’s something like this around when (or if) Ford decides to bring in the 1.0 litre Ecoboost Focus. We could always use more power.