Superchips Gives Polo GTI Golf-Rivalling Power

Superchips have announced a performance boosting ECU remap for the latest Volkswagen Polo GTI.

Superchips Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen Polo GTI

As I discovered recently the supercharged and turbocharged 1.4-litre Polo GTI isn’t exactly lacking in the performance department. In standard trim it has 178bhp and can hit 60mph from a standstill in under seven seconds, but that’s not enough for the tuners at Superchips. After some careful work on the Polo’s ECU they have managed to extract another 27bhp from the tiny engine.

The remap picks up the extra power from just 2500 rpm, with the full power increase available at 5,885 rpm. Maximum torque is also increased from 2,400 rpm upwards, with a gain of 35lb/ft appearing at 4,315 rpm, buy propecia lloyds giving the Polo a total of 194lb/ft.

With a lively 205bhp the Polo GTI now stands a good chance of outshining its bigger, heavier and more expensive cousin, the Golf GTI. The Superchips upgrade costs £455 in total and is covered by a full guarantee and a 12 month/30,000 mile supplementary warranty.

Evo magazine recently drove the chipped Polo and found that it ‘gives the GTI a bit more fun and fizz’ but unfortunately reveals the limitations of the Polo’s standard chassis. Not to worry though, as they also said that could be easily sorted out with a few chassis tweaks and a set of stickier tyres.

Superchips Volkswagen Polo GTI

Impressive results from the Superchips ECU remap


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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