Superchips Keep Chipping Away

  • Latest modifications include Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi and Citroen C2 1.4 HDi L

There’s hardly a car on the market that can’t benefit from a quick and affordable modification by Superchips, the world leader in engine management system tuning. Two of the latest models to join the company’s repertoire are the Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi and Citroen C2 1.4 HDi L. For just £511.13 including VAT, the power and torque of each car can be boosted dramatically without affecting fuel economy.

Vehicle manufacturers deliberately 'tune down' their engines during production to allow for the possibility of the owner using a very poor grade of fuel, running the car for an excessive length of time without a service, or operating it in extremes of climate that the vast majority of motorists will never experience.

Vauxhall and Citroen are no exception, and when the engine control unit (ECU) of the Astra and C2 are reprogrammed the results are astonishing. The 150bhp Astra gains an additional 31 brake horsepower, and the 70bhp C2 an extra 16bhp. Torque gains are equally impressive, with the Astra gaining 51Nm and the C2 66Nm. The improvements make both engines far more responsive and improve overall driving ‘feel’.

More in the pipeline

The Superchips catalogue already lists over 700 applications and more are constantly being added. All engines are catered for, whether normally-aspirated petrol, turbo petrol or turbo diesel. Constant research and development is carried out to ensure that owners of existing and new models can have their cars ‘Superchipped’.

Conversions are carried out at 85 Superchips dealers nationwide and at the company’s headquarters in Buckingham. In some parts of the country, the job can be done at a customer’s home or place of work, courtesy of one of the network’s mobile units. If required, Superchips can also arrange favourable insurance via specialist brokers.

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29 June 2005 Staff

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