If you want a really simple way of giving your car a little extra power then turn to RaceChip. This little tuning device can deliver up to 31% extra power to turbo diesel and turbo petrol engines. There are 2,200 cars in RaceChips’ database that can benefit from the technology. From the little hot hatches to the prettiest sports cars.
How does it work?
The chip reads data from the engine to help optimise it in a number of ways. This could be injection timing, quantity, pressure and air mass.
Normally, your car would control its own engine performance through a small computer. This control device is connected to the engine and controls how it works. A RaceChip can be used as an additional control device and will modify the engine control in real time.
These chips can be installed yourself making it a really affordable solution for a bit of extra performance. It takes about 10-15 minutes and you won’t need any special tools.
If you’re interested in saving a bit of fuel the RaceChip can help you do just that. You’ll have to ensure your driving style doesn’t change but you can save around 1l of fuel per 100km. It might not sound like much but if you drive a lot, you could save a small fortune over the course of a year. RaceChip estimates you can save around 14 Euros per tankful!
Although you will get better performance with a RaceChip, you’ll have to resit putting your foot down to feel it if it’s fuel-saving you’re after.
Will it harm your engine?
No. The RaceChip will only be engaged when you really need the power, for example, when you accelerate. This means its effect on the engine is minimal. It draws on the reserves in the engine that were put there by the designers. This means you won’t be putting your engine through anything it wasn’t made to handle.
The chip can also be safely removed without a trace and your car can go back to how it was.