Rototest 4 wheel drive chassis dyno arrives @ Ricci concept

ROTOTEST® chassis dynamometers has over the years helped auto manufacturers, research organisations, OEMs, tier-one suppliers, universities, race teams, performance specialists and numerous others – to increase the quality of their R&D and their products.

Ricci concept has now followed if these footsteps to provide a test facility for vehicles to be accurately measured. Both 2 and 4 wheel drive vehicles can be tested as well as the ability for data acquisition to be collected.

See it in action here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWHezLm_Zh0

Audi RS6 C7 4.0 TFSI biturbo quattro completed

Audi’s flagship powerhouse estate – with its whopping 560PS and 700Nm of torque – has been through Milltek Sport’s development centre to receive a power hike, a sharper throttle response and, a reworking of the sound that’s produced by that glorious 4.0 biturbo engine.

Milltek’s technicians looked at how to improve on the OEM exhaust system, which features a number of restrictions in both gas flow rate and sound deadening, and will work their usual magic on it to produce a range of exhaust solutions which deliver more driver-engagement and add to the thrill of driving one of the most powerful cars on the road. As with all Milltek systems, the job is not complete until the system meets these objectives and yet remains completely in tune with how the car is being driven.

 

Milltek Sport understands that their customers want to release an aggressive roar when the throttle is buried into the carpet but not when popping to the shops with the family in tow.

 

Milltek have released a full turbo-back system with hi-flow sports cats as well as cat-back options which will include an ‘E-Marked’ system for sale into mainland Europe.

APR MQB Stage 3 Update

As we near the official release of our new 500HP+ EFR Turbocharger System for the MK7 GTI, Golf R, A3, S3 and more, a select group of talented APR dealers from across the world have already begun beta testing the system in the wild. Our Engineers are paying close attention to feedback from multiple vehicles with various configurations in several different climates and environmental conditions all in an effort to tweak the system to …

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APR Offcial Release 1.8T/2.0T

The APR Carbon Fibre Turbo Inlet Pipe replaces the rear factory plastic accordion tube with an attractive carbon fibre inlet, complementing the APR Intake System’s aesthetically pleasing design. The intake and inlet hose are joined via a necessary flex coupler to allow for adequate engine movement under use without damaging the intake. The turbo inlet pipe is completely compatible with all factory turbochargers and APR’s Stage III Turbocharger System. …

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Milltek Sport Launches New Golf Mk7 GTI Performance Exhaust System

Seemingly on a bit of a run with Wolfsburg’s finest at the moment, British-based exhaust manufacturer Milltek has created yet another wonderful system for yet another hot VW. This time, it’s all about the freshly minted Mk7 GTi.

This smart new system draws heavily from the firm’s enviable knowledge of the car’s previous incarnations – not to mention the fact that Milltek runs a mutant Golf Mk6 in the UK Time Attack Championship, as well as providing exhaust solutions for Tom Onslow-Cole’s BTCC Passat CC. Safe to say then that Milltek knows how to get the best out of any VW engine – even at the very highest level of endeavour.

Built from the same high quality non-magnetic stainless steel as the race car systems, by the very same craftsmen, and in the exact same Derbyshire factory, these new parts may be podium-ready, but they have been designed to walk the fine line between power and refinement. Two cat-back versions will be available upon launch, with one offering a resonated centre section and ECE approval, and the other being aimed at those looking for a slightly more purposeful soundtrack, thanks to its non-resonated centre section. Both systems flow equally and are based around a carefully optimised 3” (76mm) section tube for maximum power and torque gains with a refined throttle response throughout the rev range.

consistent gains across the whole rev range and a peak power gain of 20hp and 10Nm of torque…that’s without an ECU remap!!

Tests on Milltek’s own Mk7 GTi fitted with the full turbo-back exhaust system showed exceptional and consistent gains across the whole rev range and a peak power gain of 20hp and 10Nm of torque (view the full dyno graph)…that’s without an ECU remap!! See what it’ll do with performance software.

Tailpipe trim options reflect the every ‘grown-up’ design ethos of the rest of the system. The smart GT100 trim looks menacing, without being ostentatious. Polished, Gloss Black and Titanium finish options mean owners can match or contrast their car’s colour scheme to perfection.

APR Summer Sale

Great news for all you Volkswagen group car owners looking to remap your car  as for the month of June only we are offering £20% off all software upgrades from APR tuning.

So what are you waiting for give us a call on 01482 322446

APR Official Release

APR’s Calibration Engineers spent months calibrating the engine management system, including many hours of chassis dyno development. With a thorough understanding of the ECU’s torque structure, APR’s Calibration Engineers properly increased engine load to produce more power and torque across the entire power band. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases boost pressure, optimizes ignition timing, cam timing, lambda and more to produce higher output!

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 667 HP/697 FT-LBS on 93 (R+M)/2 octane and up to 692 HP/713 FT-LBS on 100 (R+M)/2 octane race fuel. As much as +171 HP and +191 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band!

Start of our racing season

The 28/29th of March marks the start of our racing season at the legendary Silverstone race circuit. This will be an exciting time as old and new friends will meet to compete in this new series.

Come and see us or if you cannot make it Motors TV will be covering the action live on Sunday 29TH MARCH in the afternoon.

APR Tuning

APR LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 36,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL with over 80 employees. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Integrity, Excellence and Innovation. APR’s Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket software and performance hardware products available for Audi, Volkswagen group and Porsche vehicles. They have even been commissioned by Volkswagen of America to be involved in concept cars as well as success in their racing programmes. With their in house engine and chassis dyno’s and engineering facilities you can be assured of the highest quality and the envy of many other tuning companies

www.goapr.co.uk

Sachs performance clutches available from Ricci concept

SACHS Performance Clutch

A considerable increase in performance and torque can be achieved through the chip tuning.
This leads to a higher strain on the drive train (clutch, transmission, drive-shaft, tires).
For those higher demands in chip-tuned vehicles or vehicles with turbocharger and supercharger modifications, the ZF SACHS Performance clutches have been developed.

Development at ZF Motorsport

ZF SACHS stand out from the competition because our work is based on OE standards, product FMEA, project and process management and expertise from the series-production business. In the product design process SACHS use FEM, and for verification we use the latest generation of test equipment (including MTS linear pulser, rotational test bench and test machines for determining characteristic curves).

The SACHS Performance Clutches are assembled by hand. This guarantees at all times the highest quality attributes in clamping load and release characteristics