Most people consider having their car remapped because they’re bored of it and want more power. Some people consider having their car remapped because they want better fuel economy. The biggest draw of remaps however is the performance gains they offer. Pound-for-pound, remapping is the most cost-effective and reliable way of improving a car’s overall performance without sacrificing its response or longevity.
But what performance gains will a remap give your car?
Let’s break down the results by engine type.
Turbo-diesel engine remapping
Turbo-diesel engines respond extremely well to remapping. The torque gains can be huge and a more linear power delivery can be realised.
You can expect a 20-30% increase in bhp and torque after a remap. This extra performance is accessible across the rev range, particularly at low revs and in the mid-range. A typical 30-70mph run will be reduced by 1.5-2 seconds, and your car will pull better at higher speeds.
A Volkswagen Golf Mk6 2.0 TDI CR (140PS) has 138bhp and 236 lb /ft standard. After our remap, those outputs rise to 171bhp and 278 lb /ft. 20-30% gains can be realised for the higher output 170PS 2.0 TDI engine and the 1.9 TDI lumps and 1.4 TDI lumps.
Turbo-petrol engine remapping
Turbo-petrol engines are unleashed with a remap. They pull harder across the rev range and respond far better low in the rev range and at the top end.
You can expect a 20-30% increase in bhp and torque after a remap. This is characterised by stronger acceleration from a standing start and significantly better pull in second, third and fourth gear. Fifth and sixth gears are more relaxed and pull stronger on the motorway.
A Vauxhall Corsa VXR 1.6T (192PS) has 189bhp and 170 lb /ft standard. After our remap, those outputs increase to 224bhp and 206 lb /ft. 20-30% bhp and torque gains can be realised for most turbo-petrol engines, such as the VAG 1.2 TSI and older 1.8 T.
Naturally aspirated engine remapping
Naturally aspirated engines do not benefit from remapping as much as forced induction engines. However, remapping certainly improves their response and flexibility.
You can expect a 5-10% increase in bhp and torque after a remap. This extra bhp and torque will be spread across the rev range to deliver brisker pace under full load. You may also be able to drive in a higher gear up hills and acceleration will be improved at higher speeds.
A Renault Clio RenaultSport (200PS) 2.0 197bhp (6/2009 onwards) has 197 bhp and 158 lb /ft standard. After our remap, those outputs will be 209bhp and 170 lb /ft. The same kinds of gains can be had on the Clio 172 and 182.
Remapping from Hyperchips
If you are thinking about getting your car remapped, the good news is that we have listed all of the car manufacturers and models we support in our catalogue section, which you can find at the top of this page.
Check out your respective manufacturer’s page to see if we can tune your car. If your car is not listed, we may still be able to remap it so please contact us to find out more.