Increase power and torque of engine

Increasing horsepower and torque in cars is a process that is gaining interest among automotive enthusiasts. Improving engine horsepower and torque is key to achieving better vehicle performance.

First and foremost, the increase in power means that the vehicle can accelerate faster, which translates into better performance on the road. More power also allows the vehicle to navigate through difficult off-road conditions more easily, such as when driving in the mountains or over rough terrain.

In turn, the increase in torque affects the engine's flexibility and allows better acceleration without the need to change gears frequently. This is especially important when driving in city traffic, where frequent braking and acceleration can be cumbersome.

The process of increasing horsepower and torque can involve various modifications, such as tuning the engine, improving the intake system, increasing turbocharger pressure or using new technologies such as electric drive support. This is an investment that allows for an even better driving experience and increased enjoyment of the ride. However, it's worth noting the legality and safety of these modifications, as well as proper maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle to preserve its longevity.

DynoPRO dynamometer

Device for measuring Power and Torque of the car

Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 are terms used in the tuning world to refer to different levels of engine modification to increase a vehicle's power and performance. Here are the main differences between these levels of tuning:

Stage 1 is the basic level of tuning.

  • It mainly involves optimizing the engine control unit (ECU) software.
  • Usually does not require significant mechanical modifications

Stage 2 is a more advanced level of tuning.

  • Includes ECU software optimization and additional mechanical modifications.
  • Mechanical modifications may include a beefed-up exhaust system, intercooler, injectors, turbocharger or other components that improve engine performance.

Stage 3 is an advanced level of tuning that includes major modifications to the engine and power system.

  • It includes advanced ECU software optimization and significant mechanical modifications, such as changes to the intake, exhaust, turbo and fuel systems.
  • It may require an enhanced cooling system to ensure stable engine temperatures.
  • Stage 3 will significantly increase horsepower and torque, but at the same time is more invasive than previous levels!

Wondering if chiptuning has its advantages and if it does, what are they?

  • Increased dynamics and performance: Increased power makes the car accelerate faster and reach higher speeds, which can provide more driving pleasure.
  • Improved flexibility: Increased horsepower and torque can improve flexibility, making overtaking and everyday driving easier.
  • Customization for specific applications: A power boost can tailor the car for specific applications, such as driving on a race track or towing a trailer.
  • Performance optimization: Tuning can help optimize engine performance and efficiency, which can benefit the driver.

Keep in mind, however, that increasing horsepower can also have negative sides, so you should carefully consider whether this is appropriate for your vehicle and goals.


VW T5 dynamometer chart

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