Superchips Provides Horsepower Relief for For 1.0-liter Owners

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We have all heard of Superchips in our lifespans at some point. Well, at least us motorheads obsessed with squeezing every ounce out of our engine that we can. Superchips sells and markets vehicle ECM/ECU/PCM remapping via an installed chip. These are typically good for a few extra ponies without any major overhauling needed.

The Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which recently took home the International Engine of the Year Award, really pumps out a fair amount of power (127 horsepower and 149 pound-feet of torque) for a little 3-cylinder plant. It looks like Superchips has decided that wasn’t quite enough, as it has recently released a remapping chip for the 1.0-liter Ford engine that pumps its power up to 145 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. It does this without affecting its 56.6 mpg rating either.

This chip runs ₤499, which translates out to $713 at the current exchange rate. $713 for an 18 horsepower and 18 pound-feet increase isn’t too bad. This is especially true when considering that it has no adverse effect on the mpg.

This hits home when we consider that Ford has already told us that the 1.0-liter engine is coming to the U.S. in 2013, which will likely be in the Fiesta. Considering the Fiesta hits 60 mph in 8.7 seconds with its current 1.6-liter engine that musters 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, dropping some weight because of a smaller engine and adding 25 horsepower and 55 pound-feet of torque will get drivers a nice bump in acceleration. That means with this upgrade, the compact Fiesta can likely hit 60 mph in around the 7-second mark, which is damn good for a compact hatch.

Now we just have to wait and see if Superchips will offer this upgrade in the U.S.


Source: Superchips

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  (532) posted on 08.24.2012

They can upgrade the power output of the engine by the use of these Super chips. However, for me to make sure of its safety, I rather buy the powerful car that has the tuning of a better HP.

  (328) posted on 08.22.2012

To have the alternative on the turbocharged engines. It’s better to use this super chip instead. We could save fuel and money with this technology.

  (517) posted on 08.22.2012

This would give a boost for a car if this engine is installed. Supercar owners will be happy for sure.

  (728) posted on 08.17.2012

Money doesn’t count on these super chips that boost ponies another 18HP. I guess, it’s a good idea to have this technology under the hoods of your models, without affecting the fuel efficiency or the fuel economy.

  (473) posted on 08.16.2012

It’s a relief from this Superchips. How would I know if this superchips really works?

  (467) posted on 08.16.2012

I doubt if it is safe to use. Super chips might cause something terrible like fire if it overheated.

  (463) posted on 08.16.2012

This will be a great relief for those who wanted to purchase newly built super cars or vehicles with the turbocharged engine. With this super-chips it will boost the existing output from the engine to have additional ponies.

  (507) posted on 08.13.2012

So it is just an output enhancer or the ponies’ provider. Well, it’s a great invention, and I’m glad that Ford applies this on their units.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

Could they explain furthermore, how this super chips boost the horsepower of the engines? It’s a mind-boggling piece for me.

  (159) posted on 08.9.2012

Yeah, it’s definitely all about the power as its style still remains insipid to me. Ah, its additional features are worthy of praises for being actually functional at the same time.

  (765) posted on 08.6.2012

You’ll be having a hard time on spending almost a thousand dollar for just an increase of 18HP. I guess, it’s not a good idea to be more practical on this situation where spending must be on a smarter way.

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