Superchips, the market leader in engine management system tuning, is making an impact at Autosport International by displaying a record-breaking Volkswagen Golf TDI on its stand. The ‘Superchipped’ Golf made motorsport history in 2002 by becoming the world’s first ever diesel-powered car to win a sprint race, taking first position in two consecutive rounds of the Volkswagen Racing Cup.
The record-breaking Golf TDI’s engine is based on the 1.9-litre PD, which in its standard form produces 115 bhp and achieves peak torque of 280 Nm. The Superchips conversion, along with some minor mechanical changes, boosted power output to over 200 bhp and torque to 400 Nm.
Summing up the contribution that Superchips made to this record-breaking car, Sam Roach, Managing Director of Volkswagen Racing UK, said: "Thanks, Superchips, for helping Volkswagen Racing create motorsport history. We always believed that the Golf TDI could be a winner and we are delighted to have been proved right."
The Golf TDI, driven by Michael Neuhoff, had edged its way up the field all year, collecting several podium finishes. The twin wins at Thruxton rounded off the season in style, with the car romping home to a 14.4-second victory in race two and setting a new lap record for the Series at the Hampshire circuit.Any car can benefit!
By reprogramming the electronic control unit (ECU), Superchips can improve the performance of the majority of cars, bringing major benefits to everyday driving.
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.
The Buckingham-based company 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, visit Hall 8, Stand 8406 at Autosport Interational
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