Now Ford tuner Wolf has dedicated himself to the Puma ST. The previously had the performance of the Fiesta from 200 to 240 hp increased. The same kit also fits in the Puma. For this purpose, the chassis is adjusted accordingly – and off you go.
Puma as fast as Fiesta ST
The production car should need 6.7 seconds to 100 km/h. Our test car only managed 7.2 seconds despite launch control (performance package) and flatshift function (shift at full throttle, charge pressure remains high). The wolf car? A smooth second faster! The pimped one three-cylinder inspires with even more fixed response, tighter power development and a little more revving than in the series.
Unfortunately, there is no lap time of the standard Puma ST, so the wolf has to compete with the 1:42.47 minutes of the Fiesta ST. The Puma weighs 100 kilos more, is built higher – does that take time?
Nothing there, on the contrary! Without exaggerating, we’ve driven many, many cars at the Sachsenring, but this Wolf Puma ST is a handling revelation of almost heavenly proportions. The Ford doesn’t just give in, it literally throws itself against curves. Angles stiff as a rock, lifts the rear wheel on the inside of the curve, cheekily turns the radii right before it only drills further into the apex when pulled. No hesitation, no hesitation, just front-wheel drive dynamics at the highest level.
Performance upgrade worth every penny
A few more words about the prices. The increase in performance is worth every penny, as is the exhaust system. But the chassis is more for the race track.
Those who are less oriented towards the practical side of the Puma ST and want to have fun on the racetrack from time to time can’t avoid the Wolf package. Much faster than the series, that’s fun! Like the Fiesta ST, the Wolf Puma lifts the inside rear wheel throughout the lap. With oversteer in the corners? Just lovely!
Specifications and price: Wolf Puma ST
Engine type: R3
Installation position: front across
Valves/Camshafts: 4 per cylinder/2
kW (hp) b. rpm: 177 (240) /5800
liter output: 160 hp/l
b. rpm: 388/2500
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Type of drive: front wheel
Brakes front: 325 mm internally ventilated
Rear brakes: 271mm
Brake disc material: stole
Wheel size front – rear: 8×20″
Tire size front – rear: 235/35ZR20
Tire type: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
Dimensions L/W/H: 4226/1930**/1520mm
Tank/trunk volume: 45/456-1216 l
Standard consumption/CO2: 6.5L/100km / 155g/km
Emissions standard: Euro 6d ISC FCM
Tax per year: 164 euros
Basic price: 29,590 euros
Test car price: 38,661 euros