R8 tune

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nlaw

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49 posts

171 months

Friday 22nd May
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Hi. Any advice/experiences shared appreciated. I'm considering a Litchfield tune (stage 1) for my '16 R8 (non plus). Many thanks.

likesachange

1,803 posts

148 months

Friday 22nd May
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Seems like a no brainer from what I can work out.

The engine and drive train is identical from what I can find out to the Plus so it is only a detuned Plus from factory anyway.

Trev450

5,912 posts

126 months

Friday 22nd May
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I have an APR tune on my 2010 V10 and at around £1k it was worth every penny. http://www.goapr.co.uk/products/ecu_upgrade_52fsi_...

Mine was installed by Ricky at RE Performance in Swindon who is definately the go-to-guy for R8's imo. http://reperformance.co.uk/

Terminator X

8,977 posts

158 months

Friday 22nd May
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likesachange said:
Seems like a no brainer from what I can work out.

The engine and drive train is identical from what I can find out to the Plus so it is only a detuned Plus from factory anyway.
Maybe the plus is a tuned standard car getmecoat

TX.

likesachange

1,803 posts

148 months

Friday 22nd May
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Terminator X said:
Maybe the plus is a tuned standard car getmecoat

TX.
Ha well I was going to put that, but gathered Audi wouldnt Design the car to cope safely with 560bhp then add another 50....

gtr_jonathan

69 posts

40 months

Friday 22nd May
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I would definitely recommend talking to REPerformance about tuning your R8 as they specialise in that platform.

AstonExige

466 posts

61 months

Friday 22nd May
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Anyone tried GAD tuning for mapping? Spoke to them today, really friendly and helpful, sounded like they knew their stuff. Stage 1 on a Gen 1 V10 for £1200. That gets you to a quotes 585bhp.

My first choice would have been APR but after they quoted £1200 I thought I’d test the rest of the market. Looks like that being the norm. Although I see Viezu have a V10 remap available quoting around £700 iirc

nlaw

Original Poster:

49 posts

171 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Thanks for the feedback. Litchfield's stage 1 costs £500+vat and a claimed 600bhp

Trev450

5,912 posts

126 months

Saturday 23rd May
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nlaw said:
Thanks for the feedback. Litchfield's stage 1 costs £500+vat and a claimed 600bhp
I would be interested to know how they achieve that figure without exhaust and inlet mods.

likesachange

1,803 posts

148 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Trev450 said:
I would be interested to know how they achieve that figure without exhaust and inlet mods.
Is it not just a case of opening up existing hardware?

Similar to what they did with the old E63 and C63 ... Same engines but Mercedes couldn't have the C63 out perform the E class so just de tuned same engine and squeezed it in the C class ... a re-map just opened it up to same levels of power

Trev450

5,912 posts

126 months

Saturday 23rd May
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likesachange said:
Trev450 said:
I would be interested to know how they achieve that figure without exhaust and inlet mods.
Is it not just a case of opening up existing hardware?

Similar to what they did with the old E63 and C63 ... Same engines but Mercedes couldn't have the C63 out perform the E class so just de tuned same engine and squeezed it in the C class ... a re-map just opened it up to same levels of power
The Generation 1 V10 and Generation 2 non Plus models have their power capped by the factory via means of the fly-by-wire throttle. This is achieved by restricting the throttle butterflys to 75 percent of fully open. They did this so as not to compete directly against the Gallardo/Huracan. An ecu tune starts by changing this to give 100 percent throttle and then other parameters such as AFR, timing, etc are adjusted to suit. These mods usually give around 50-55 bhp - so a total of 570-575 (gen 1) 590 (gen2). To see further gains you need to start replacing components such as exhaust, induction, etc.

Edited by Trev450 on Saturday 23 May 11:24

Kananga

900 posts

110 months

Saturday 23rd May
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@Trev450, makes sense is what I’ve read also.

Think Ricky Elder offers this and I’ve always heard good things about their services.

PompeyReece

821 posts

43 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Kananga said:
@Trev450, makes sense is what I’ve read also.

Think Ricky Elder offers this and I’ve always heard good things about their services.
Another +1 for Ricky - I make a 3 1/2 hour round trip to Ricky’s to get my R8 serviced by him.

Trev450

5,912 posts

126 months

Saturday 23rd May
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PompeyReece said:
Kananga said:
@Trev450, makes sense is what I’ve read also.

Think Ricky Elder offers this and I’ve always heard good things about their services.
Another +1 for Ricky - I make a 3 1/2 hour round trip to Ricky’s to get my R8 serviced by him.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, Ricky installs the APR tune. He is a 2 hour drive for me but I wouldn't take it anywhere else for this or any other work to be done.