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July Car of the Month - McLaren 570s

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McLaren 570s With A CRTD4 Triple Channel Tuning Box

With our CRTD4 Triple Channel Petrol Tuning Box installed:
Power was increased from 562 to 646 BHP
Torque was increased from 600 to 750 NM 

Supercar time at TDI-Tuning. This McLaren 570s was the latest vehicle to grace our workshop. A stunning supercar with a 3.8 litre twin turbo engine. You might ask yourself why a car like this is being tuned with a TDI-Tuning box. The answer lies in the competition for this vehicle. Read on to find out more…

McLaren Chip Tuning

Where does this McLaren fit in?

This McLaren 570s is an entry-level supercar. The issue with this is that it's compared with the likes of the Audi R8, the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the AMG GT. The competitor supercars also have their stand-out points. The AMG GT being the most boisterous, a classic AMG trait. The Porsche 911 is the complete package, but is sometimes looked at by car enthusiasts as a bit boring. As the design remains mostly unchanged over the years. The Audi R8 V8 has the roar of the engine ready to please.

All brilliant cars at a similar price points, but the McLaren 570s supersedes all these prestigious supercars in one clear area. The handling. The owner of this one said it was the most pinpoint experience in any car he had ever driven. But it wasn’t only about how accurate and agile this 570s was, it’s also about the feel of the steering, which is hydraulic rather than electronic. So, if the McLaren had a boost in power to compliment that precision steering, it would definitely stand out amongst the bunch.

McLaren interior chip tuning

Why did this McLaren owner choose TDI-Tuning?

The 570s provides a thrilling driving experience, but, not one that can’t be improved. The TDI-Tuning Box unlocks usable and safe power to create the complete package. The owner of this one had become accustomed to the generous amount of power available. The only way to reignite the same levels of excitement that were felt at the beginning of ownership was adding more power. But with a brand new vehicle like this one, warranty is a huge concern. If the ECU were tampered with in any way then the warranty would be invalidated. This is why the owner of this one chose to go the TDI-Tuning route. The unparalleled handling of the vehicle now has more power to handle. With an additional 84 BHP and 150 NM Torque, it has reignited that new car excitement once more.

The capabilities of the McLaren 570s: Improving on excellence

The McLaren 570s is already an impressive feat of engineering and quality. But, this does not mean that it cannot be improved further. As mentioned, the owner had become accustomed to the power output. There are several choices when it comes to making your vehicle faster. Reducing weight, changing engine components (turbos, fuel pumps), or remapping the ECU. All of these modifications are either costly or time consuming. Reducing weight in the 570s will be difficult as well. It is already cladded with carbon and aluminium. There aren’t even any rear seats to take out! Altering the engine by adding a bigger & better turbocharger is certainly another option, but not one that comes without inherent costs. It would cost thousands to increase power this way. This leaves remapping as the only real option available. But with modern ECU’s even this option is not available, as they can be locked out. This is where the TDI-Tuning Box comes out on top. By optimising sensor readings. These optimised readings are still routed through the ECU, so the manufacturer safety settings remain unchanged. This also means that once the tuning box is removed, it does not leave a trace. In this case, with the McLaren 570s. The TDI-Tuning Box improves upon excellence.

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