Superchips Audi TT-RS
British tuning firm Superchips specializes in optimizing the vehicle management systems and electronic control units of cars to eke as much performance out of them as possible, and its latest product focuses on giving the new Audi TT-RS a significant boost in the performance department--not that the standard TT-RS was lacking in power to begin with.
From the factory, the Audi TT-RS produces 340 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 328 pound-feet at 1,600 rpm. Superchips’ new ECU performance upgrade increases power to 401 horsepower at 5,800 rpm, while torque leaps to 406 pound-feet at just 2,650 rpm--not bad for an engine displacing just 2.5-liters.
Post conversion, the 0-62 mph time for the Audi TT-RS falls from 4.6 to 4.2 seconds and in-gear acceleration times are greatly improved as well. Furthermore, removal of the factory 155 mph top speed limiter is included as part of the package although no top speed figure has been revealed.
Additionally, Superchips will soon be offering some other modifications for the car that will further improve performance and dynamics. Expect to see the usual bodykit, exhaust and suspension modifications.
The best part? Audi TT-RS owners can also be reassured that the Superchips ECU remap delivers a minimal fuel consumption penalty. In fact, if driven in a ‘like for like’ manner with the standard car, owners will experience no fuel consumption penalty, despite the extra performance.
Alas, Audi still doesn’t offer the TT-RS, or its Roadster sibling, in the U.S.