Superchips Ltd, the world leader in high performance vehicle ECU remapping, has been enhancing Volkswagen turbodiesel powerplants since 1994. During this time the Buckingham based firm has developed an impressive portfolio of performance ECU upgrades, but its latest release, for the March 2009 onwards Mk6 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDi 105 PS (103 bhp), could arguably be the best yet.
Superchips recently teamed up with Performance French Cars magazine to run a ‘Win a Superchip ECU remap competition.’ The lucky winner was chosen from the hundreds who correctly responded to the suitably French themed question:- “In which city is Superchips France based?’ The answer is of course, Lyon.
Ben Davis was selected as the fortunate competition prize winner and recently visited Superchips’ Buckingham HQ where his tastefully customised Peugeot 308 1.6THP Sport 150PS was the recipient of the prize. Dyno testing on Superchip’s in-house facilities showed that Ben’s 308 Sport produced a highly respectable 152 bhp and 227 Nm (165lb.ft) of torque running the factory map.
A short time later however, much better was to come from the Superchips performance ECU code. Featuring revised fuelling, ignition and turbocharger boost settings, while retaining the factory safety limits and reliability, Ben’s Peugeot 308 Sport 1.6THP 150 PS returned to the dyno where it produced a sparkling 176 bhp, with a maximum increase of 29 bhp at just 5507 rpm. With strong gains from just 2000 rpm right up to the 6500 rpm limiter, this was backed up by a hike in torque from 227 Nm to 267 Nm (194 lb.ft,) with a peak gain of 40 Nm at just 2989 rpm.
With this kind of performance on tap, Ben’s Peugeot 308 Sport 1.6 THP can really be called a ‘performance French car’ thanks to the ECU remapping prowess of Superchips! For more information on the Superchips ECU remap for the Peugeot 308 Sport 1.6 THP 150 PS, please click on: – http://www.superchips.co.uk/search?make=26&fueltype=3&model=420&variant=2562
Attention drivers of Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi 130PS models! Superchips is delighted to launch a new performance and economy boosting ECU remap for the popular small Vauxhall, which adds an impressive 26 bhp at just 4422rpm, with strong mid-range power improvements from 2000rpm right up to the 4500rpm cut-out.
As always Superchips has paid particular attention to increasing the torque output and the Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi 130PS is no exception. Peak torque jumps by 39 Nm at just 2675rpm, with solid gains from just 2000rpm upwards.
Developed using a combination of controlled-conditions chassis dyno testing and ‘real-world’ driving, the Superchips’ ECU remap for the 130PS Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi greatly increases throttle response and urgency, making the baby Vauxhall noticeably quicker on acceleration and turning it into a real diesel hot hatch!
Owners will be pleased to hear that this additional performance doesn’t come at the expense of the Corsa’s excellent fuel economy. That’s because the extra torque low-speed realised by the Superchips’ ECU remap combines with optimised boost and fuelling settings to deliver up to 7% extra fuel economy if driven in a ‘like for like’ manner with a standard 130PS Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi.
Faster, more user-friendly and more fuel efficient, the Superchips’ ECU remap for the 130PS Vauxhall Corsa D 1.7 CDTi model is on sale now, priced at £430.00 inclusive of VAT and installation.
For more information please click on: – http://www.superchips.co.uk/search?make=37&fueltype=2&model=146&variant=2566