At this point the car looked and handled great, but it was missing something important: POWER! We here at RaceComp Engineering aren't generally too hung up on making huge power. We're suspension people, so we go for chassis balance rather than straight line speed. But once you have a car that can truly fly around corners, it just feels downright ridiculous to only have 200hp! So we decided to start with some minor power mods.
First was a Perrin Cat Back and Front Pipe. We went with a matte black muffler for a more stealthy appearance.
We also added an AVO silicone inlet pipe and panel filter (not pictured). Finally, we had the car dyno tuned using ECUTek software. The tuning was done by Jorge Carrillo from P&L Motorsports on the Dynojet 424 chassis dyno at IAG Performance in Westminster, MD.
The final numbers were 178whp and 146wtq, which is not too shabby. Most importantly, the powerband was smoothed out and the mid rpm range dip was eliminated. Now the car pulls smoothly to redline and feels much stronger than stock. It's still not breaking any land speed records but it feels like the engine has been uncorked somewhat with minimal mods. Even so, we have a very significant power increase coming soon from AVO