Customer Spotlight: Ford Focus ST with a VR Tuned ECU Flash
July 19, 2018
The Ford Focus ST is front-wheel-drive hot hatches on the market right now and is praised for being incredibly fun to drive. Fordâs use of very small turbochargers gives the Focus ST excellent throttle response and crazy amounts of low-end torque. A lot of people might think the Focus ST has plenty of power completely stock, but us car enthusiasts always want more. Luckily, getting more out of a Focus ST is pretty straightforward, as Ford left a decent amount of performance on the table with the OEM tune. Vivid Racingâs tuning division, VR Tuned, worked hard on developing a Focus ST tune that would increase low-end torque and high-end horsepower without sacrificing any reliability.
Now Available: AWE Performance Catalyst for Audi B9 S4/S5
July 18, 2018
If youâve ever looked at purchasing aftermarket parts for your Audi, then youâve probably heard of AWE Tuning. Their name is pretty much synonymous with Audi/VW tuning. They are a very large company who produces a wide range of products, but if you want to make your Audi louder, there is only one way to go: an exhaust system. For the B9 S4/S5, they already offer a few exhaust catbacks, but they have yet to offer a performance catalyst, at least until now.
Although the R56 Cooper S is loads of fun to drive around town with or hit a canyon road, it is a touch underpowered. For many drivers, the amount of power it has it plenty, but enthusiasts always want a little more. Thankfully, Mini used a turbocharged engine in the R56 instead of a supercharged engine like the previous R53 Cooper S. The turbocharger might not have the same instant throttle response as the supercharger, but it opens up more opportunities for tuning. Vivid Racingâs tuning division, VR Tuned, has developed an ECU flash which squeezes an extra 30 horsepower out of the R56 while still maintaining excellent driveability and reliability.
HRE has long been one of the leaders in the wheel industry, and theyâre very well known for producing extremely strong wheel that racers know and trust. Of course, to stay on top HRE must continue innovating and bringing new designs to market. In conjunction with the celebration of its 40th anniversary, HRE Wheels announces the new Series RS3. Giving it a unique and elegant design, the all-new Series RS3 three-piece forged wheels feature a unique lightened-bowl and floating twisted-spoke design. In the Series RS3, there are five unique twisted-spoke styles in sizes ranging from 19 to 22 and 24-inch diameters.