litchfield R8 V10

litchfield R8 V10

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nlaw

Original Poster:

51 posts

182 months

Saturday 1st May
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Hi
Any R8 V10 owners had experience with the Litchfield tuning stage 1 upgrade?
Cheers

R8Reece

1,123 posts

54 months

Saturday 1st May
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Not seen many R8’s with a litchfield upgrade, they seem more popular with GTR’s?

Have you considered Ricky at RE Performance - he has huge experience in this field with R8’s?

Trev450

6,043 posts

137 months

Saturday 1st May
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As above, Ricky at RE Performance is an official installer for the APR tune. I had him put this on my V10 a couple of years ago and the difference is certainly noticible.

Gameface

16,354 posts

42 months

Saturday 1st May
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Are we talking Gen 2? Is this just the tune to take the 530bhp standard cars up to the 600bhp of the Plus cars, or something else altogether?

Trev450

6,043 posts

137 months

Saturday 1st May
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In my case, it is for a Gen 1 and took the power from 520 to around 580bhp.

bigmowley

1,074 posts

141 months

Saturday 1st May
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Lichfield remapped my R8 RWS to the 605hp R8 Plus tune. It was done very professionally and quickly despite needing to remove the rear diffuser to strap the car onto the dyno. Been done a couple of years now and no issues.
They told me that to go any further than this was not really possible on a standard engine. The slightly higher rated tunes in the Huracan uses different valves and valve springs.

Gameface

16,354 posts

42 months

Saturday 1st May
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Yeah there's more exotic internals in Performantes.

JohnnyUK

128 posts

43 months

bigmowley said:
Lichfield remapped my R8 RWS to the 605hp R8 Plus tune. It was done very professionally and quickly despite needing to remove the rear diffuser to strap the car onto the dyno. Been done a couple of years now and no issues.
Me too on my RWS.

Next option was to change the exhaust, but 605hp thru the rear wheels is enough for me!


bigmowley

1,074 posts

141 months

JohnnyUK said:
bigmowley said:
Lichfield remapped my R8 RWS to the 605hp R8 Plus tune. It was done very professionally and quickly despite needing to remove the rear diffuser to strap the car onto the dyno. Been done a couple of years now and no issues.
Me too on my RWS.

Next option was to change the exhaust, but 605hp thru the rear wheels is enough for me!
And me laugh especially on bald cup 2 tyres in winter. rotate

Joking apart it’s bloody quick now and I have absolutely no desire to go any quicker. (Do I need to hand In my Pistonheads card now?)

nlaw

Original Poster:

51 posts

182 months

Thanks for the info.
Mine's gen 2 and though i'm aware of ricky, litchfield's pricing seems pretty competitive.

Breadvan2

126 posts

97 months

I think I’ll go with Litchfield for my RWS when I pluck up the courage to get it tuned (car is still under audi warranty). I’ve heard a few horror stories with APR software in RS6/7, not just from the internet but from friends


adamellisdj

389 posts

3 months

Il be using Litchfield to do the 458 when the warranty runs out.

They quote real HP gains and use the same rolling road the manufacturers use etc.


JohnnyUK

128 posts

43 months

bigmowley said:
And me laugh especially on bald cup 2 tyres in winter. rotate

Joking apart it’s bloody quick now and I have absolutely no desire to go any quicker. (Do I need to hand In my Pistonheads card now?)
I scare myself sometimes....cry

Breadvan2

126 posts

97 months

JohnnyUK said:
I scare myself sometimes....cry
How do you find the Michelin’s compared to the Pirelli’s?

I find it a little twitchy with the standard pirelli tyres

bigmowley

1,074 posts

141 months

Breadvan2 said:
JohnnyUK said:
I scare myself sometimes....cry
How do you find the Michelin’s compared to the Pirelli’s?

I find it a little twitchy with the standard pirelli tyres
They are a lot better on Cup 2 tyres as long as it’s warm. I took off the standard fit Pirellis almost as soon as I got it because I bought it for track work. I ran it for quite a while on Cup2’s and then refitted the Pirellis when I was waiting for a new set of Cup2’s to arrive. The difference was much bigger than I expected with a lack of traction and as you said more twitchy. It’s been on Cup2’s ever since. My guess if it’s not being used on track then the sweet spot is probably PS4 tyres which seem to work well on other similar cars.

Breadvan2

126 posts

97 months

Tuesday
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Thanks for the feedback Johny. Think I’ll go with the PS4 then then maybe a tickle from Litchfield

Trev450

6,043 posts

137 months

Tuesday
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Breadvan2 said:
Thanks for the feedback Johny. Think I’ll go with the PS4 then then maybe a tickle from Litchfield
I hope I'm not stating the obvious here but it's the PS4S you want to go for not the lesser PS4.

Breadvan2

126 posts

97 months

Yesterday (06:37)
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Trev450 said:
I hope I'm not stating the obvious here but it's the PS4S you want to go for not the lesser PS4.
Good shout. I didn’t realise there was more than one type

JohnnyUK

128 posts

43 months

Yesterday (18:57)
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Breadvan2 said:
JohnnyUK said:
I scare myself sometimes....cry
How do you find the Michelin’s compared to the Pirelli’s?

I find it a little twitchy with the standard pirelli tyres
I love the Michelins - quieter, smoother and stickier.

Also put them on the B8 RS4 - transformative.