Superchips Appointed As Volkswagen Racing UK Tuning Partner

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Superchips, the world leader in engine management system tuning, has been appointed as the official Volkswagen Racing UK Tuning Partner. The role involves reprogramming the engine control units (ECUs) on all of VW Racing UK’s competing cars, to boost engine power and torque within the strictly defined limits of the Volkswagen Racing Cup.

"This appointment is a true honour," said Superchips Managing Director, Ian Sandford.

"The Volkswagen Racing Cup is the fastest-growing saloon racing championship in Britain and we are delighted to be closely involved. Motorsport presents a fascinating challenge, as it requires highly precise tailoring of the engine mapping software. It’s a natural extension of our ongoing research and development activities, through which we constantly introduce new applications for road-going cars."

Superchips is already a major sponsor of the Volkswagen Racing Cup, and has strengthened its commitment to motorsport by sponsoring the distinctive ‘landmark’ on the Melbourne Loop at Donington Park for the next three years.

What can Superchips do for YOUR car?

Over 700 cars and vans able to benefit from a Superchips conversion, so the chances are that your motor can receive a significant power boost. Power and torque can be increased by as much as 30 per cent, without compromising fuel economy. The job takes around 45 minutes and prices start at under £300 – far cheaper than trading in for a higher-powered car.

Buckingham-based Superchips provides conversions through an 85-strong nationwide network of fitting centres, as well as a fleet of mobile units, which carry out conversions at customers’ homes or places of work. Over the past 27 years more than half a million vehicles, including 150,000 in the UK, have been ‘Superchipped’. All engine types are catered for, whether normally-aspirated (non-turbo) petrol, turbo petrol or turbo diesel.

To find out if your car can benefit from a Superchips conversion and to locate your nearest dealer, visit

Published 23 April 2004 Melanie Carter

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