And the best-selling cars of 2014 are…

By designbox on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

The official figures are in and we can now reveal the best selling cars in the UK in 2014. Unsurprisingly, the list’s largely dominated by hatchbacks and cars that cost anywhere between £10 – £30k. Last year, the top five best selling cars were hatchbacks in the following order: 1. Ford Fiesta – 72,129 sold 2. […]


The low-down on the EPC Powerbox Elite

By designbox on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

When Hyperchips remaps most cars, we plug our equipment into your vehicle through the OBD port, save your stock software and upload the new modified version of software. But for some newer cars, this software change cannot be achieved because it takes awhile to develop a system for getting through the security measures put in […]


Top 5 sat navs for 2015

By designbox on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

Not all motorists have the luxury of an in-built satellite navigation system, and the motorists who do aren’t always satisfied with the performance of their expensive optional extra. If you are without sat nav or you are unhappy with your in-built sat nav, the good news is there are a range of excellent standalone sat […]


Should I get a naturally aspirated car remapped?

By designbox on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

Image above courtesy of Paul Wallace (Supercars of London) Remapping a naturally aspirated car is perfectly possible, although the gains are considerably smaller than on something with forced induction. As with turbocharged and supercharged engine remapping, remapping on engines without forced induction varies from engine to engine. For example, something that’s highly tuned like an E90 […]


Hyperchips Christmas Gift Guide 2014

By designbox on Monday, December 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

Lotus F1 Wheel Rim Table – £279 Best for: Gifting to somebody who LOVES Formula 1 and interior design. This Lotus F1 Wheel Rim Table being sold by The F1 Store is the perfect gift for a loved one who is F1 mad. It features an F1 rim taken from the 2011 Lotus Renault GP car driven […]


Why does cold weather affect performance and economy?

By designbox on Monday, December 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

Many factors can affect fuel economy and vehicle performance, including the weather. When it’s cold, your vehicle’s alternator, battery, and engine work harder. With regard to the alternator and battery, the cold weather makes it more difficult for these components to maintain a steady charge in your electrical system. When your battery struggles to hold […]


Is there any benefit to running a car on super-unleaded?

By designbox on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

You fill your car up with the most expensive and potent fuel you can at your local fuel station, and what do you get? A lot of people would snigger and say  “nothing but a costlier receipt”. But the truth is there’s more to super-unleaded than that. To figure out whether there’s any benefit to […]