The idea of a 2.0 BiTDI Transporter or Amarok sounds great, and with quoted figures from the factory round the 180bhp mark, it sounds like the perfect platform to start with, right...? Whether you already own a vehicle with one of these engines or thinking of buying one, this blog is well worth a read.
The first thing to note when it comes to these engines are the quoted power figures from factory. Since the first one we tuned to date, we have yet to see one of these
After the long wait for the start of the season due to the COVID-19 situation, the first round of the MSV Trackday Championship was at Snetterton, on the shorter 200 Circuit. On the same day we were doing the combined SuperCup and Trackday Trophy race, as well as a 12 hour race in the EnduroKA, we might have bitten off more than we can chew!
So an eventful first race weekend for us, and one we want to forget most of. A brief summary is below
VOSA decided to pick on us in the race van on the
If you're subscribed to our YouTube channel, you may have already seen the series of videos we made on tuning the 3.0 V6 Amarok. If not, don't worry, this blog will cover all bases!
Or, you can still watch the videos here:
From the beginning:
This project all came about after a customer contacted us regarding tuning his pre-ordered brand new 258bhp VW Amarok. His breif was simple. 400bhp and 60mph in ~4.5s!
Suprisingly VW made things easy when it comes to the engines fitte
Back in 2019 we collated all the build photos of Stef's SRS Automotive Caddy Van. You can view that by clicking the image below
The one thing is was missing was a proper engine! Stef suffered for a long time with only 240bhp, so we decided to give him the same Engine as our CitiGo which should give it a good kick up the rear!
Part 1 of the video is a walkaround of the van showing the attention to detail of the whole build, before we rip out the stock engine.
Part 2 s
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There is a phenomenon in the tuning world which we often refer to as the percent tuners. That is, tuners and suppliers that churn out files where a few percent is added here and there. This can obviously result in an increase in power (boost + fuel = horsepower), but such methods beg the question of just what is left on the table when all is said and done?
For that we’re focusing on an Audi SQ7 that recently graced our dyno. At some point it had received a rather generic remap, which did
With the MSV Trackday Championship over with, we could have some fun. If you haven't read about the TDC Championship, click below:.
As the season finale, held at Brands Hatch in Kent, hosted the SuperCup and Trackday Trophy races on the same day as the TDC, we thought it would be pretty cool to do all 3 races. The timetable is below, with back to back qualifying sessions for all 3 races, then only a gap of around 1hr between the TDC and SuperCup Race, the team needed to be on point!
With 6 rounds of the MSV Trackday Championship down, after some great battles over in Holland at the fantastic Zandvoort Circuit back in October (which you can read about it here), we were going into the final round in a great position, with a lead of 12 points (9 with my dropped score).
The season finale, Round 7, is always held at Brands Hatch in Kent. This and the season opener at Donington Park are the only dates where the SuperCup and Trackday Trophy races are also on the same day. It