– FULL TRACTION DEFEAT
– ADDITIONAL CONTROL FEATURES
– ROLLING ANTI-LAG + LAUNCH CONTROL
– MULTIPLE FUEL MAPS AND POWER LEVELS
“The problem, basically, is that you’ve built yourself a supercar at this point, but now you’re stuck with a factory engine computer that’s fifteen years old,” explains Jo. “Maybe older, given the development cycles of ECUs. So, you have a stronger engine, a bigger blower, and a drivetrain that’s ready for anything. But the ECU has limits. It’s going to limit how much boost you can run. It’s going to limit the kind of launch you’re going to get. More than just limit things, the factory ECU simply can’t do a lot of things. Those limitations meant that some of our project cars- like the duPont REGISTRY Limited Edition Audi R8 and the upcoming “Ultimate” Mercedes SL- just couldn’t happen unless there was a workaround. The standalone is much, much more than that.”
The standalone solution Speedriven has been developing for their Mercedes-Benz and AMG customers completely replaces the factory computer, taking over the many demands of the cars’ engine and transmission while giving the tuner full control over all of the car’s systems. In addition to delivering the complete control necessary to push the envelope of Mercedes-Benz performance tuning, the standalone allows tuners to develop features for these cars that they’ve never had. These range from exciting tuning features like launch and drift control strategies to more mundane features like flex-fuel sensing and pit lane speed limiters.
Going “all-in” on an E55 AMG with everything described above will net owners a level of performance on par with modern hypercars. That’s in addition to a zero-mile drivetrain thanks to the rebuilt engine and transmission. New brakes, belts, and a fresh suspension, and an 800+ HP super-sedan could be yours for less than the price of a V8 muscle car.