McLaren MP4-12C Alpha Performance Tune Testing

January 23rd, 2015

Continuing on with testing the McLaren MP4-12C we recently installed an ECU tune from Alpha Performance.  Alpha Performance remaps the existing MP4-12C ECU and states average gains of 100 horsepower and 105 ft-lbs of torque throughout the RPM range taking peak horsepower from the stock 616 HP to 716HP. Tuning the MP4-12C ECU requires removing the ECU from the car which is located behind the passenger side rear wheel well which takes about 45 minutes.  After shipping the ECU to AMS it’s returned in just a few days and after reinstalling the ECU the car is ready to go with the additional power and Read More

Tesla Model S P85D Insane vs Sport Mode 0-60 MPH Testing

January 6th, 2015

The all new 691 horsepower dual motor all wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D has two modes of acceleration available to choose from, Insane and Sport.  As we’ve seen and tested, INSANE mode is just that, insane, surprising everyone who’s driven or ridden in the car so far with it’s amazing grip, high G Forces and instant torque from a dead stop. We took the Model S P85D out with a VBOX and GoPro to test out the differences between the Insane and Sport modes from 0-60 MPH.   As you’ll see in the video below, in Insane mode the P85D lived up to it’s hype Read More

McLaren MP4-12C Fabspeed Motorsports Tune Testing

October 19th, 2014

Tuning and performance options have been quite limited for the McLaren MP4-12C as it’s a fairly new car and it takes time to get things moving in the tuning world.  We had some time testing the Fabspeed Motorsports Engine Turning Power Kit on the McLaren MP4-12C we’ve been working with over the past year.   The Fabspeed engine tuning kit for the MP4-12C has a list price of $5,295 and states  a 77 horsepower and 110 ft-lbs torque increase at the engine which would bring the McLaren from 616 HP to almost 700 horsepower. Since the MP4-12C we’ve been testing already Read More

McLaren MP4-12C Aftermarket ECU Tune Testing

February 17th, 2014

We were at the last StreetCarDrags event on January 26th, 2014 at Palm Beach International Raceway with two McLaren MP4-12Cs to do some testing on an aftermarket ECU tune from Evolution Motorsports.   The tune consists of a ICM (Intelligent Engine Control Module) that intercepts a few of the MP4-12C’s sensors to increase boost pressure and adjust fuel pressure to increase horsepower from the stock 616 HP to 659 HP.  Cost for the Evolution Motorsports ICM is $5,250 which works out to $122 per horsepower. Both the stock McLaren MP4-12C and the one modified with the tune were running the same Read More

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