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    • Have a standard 2017 Audi R8 V10 instead of the V10 Plus? Eurocharged ECU tuning software will help you eliminate the artificial power disparity

      Audi sells the R8 5.2 FSI V10 Coupe in two forms as of this writing in the USA, the standard 540 horsepower version and the 610 horsepower V10 Plus. You will notice the V10 Plus matches the output of the Lamborghini Huracan.


      The standard model is artificially limited through software. You can see on the Eurocharged graph where Audi is tuning out the power:


      The baseline and tuned curves are fairly similar up until 6250 rpm where the tuned car picks up big power. The difference in peak horsepower is 69 awhp.

      That is a big chunk of power to pick up on a naturally aspirated V10 tune only and it goes to show how Audi uses software to control the output and hierarchy.

      If you have a standard R8, what are you waiting for?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Have a standard 2017 Audi R8 V10 instead of the V10 Plus? Eurocharged ECU tuning software will help you eliminate the artificial power disparity started by Sticky View original post
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      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        I'm trying to decide which tune to get on mine. I have a 2015 V10. I was hot on the vf hex tune
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        I'm trying to decide which tune to get on mine. I have a 2015 V10. I was hot on the vf hex tune
        Both are great. Contact both and let them win you over Click here to enlarge
      1. VF-Engineering's Avatar
        VF-Engineering -


        This is what we see as the power disparity, and then some,
        for the Gen2 Audi R8 V10 (non-PLUS).

        Click here to enlarge


        And this is what it looks like in back-to-back-to-back pulls
        to ensure consistency and reliability during our 91 Octane
        testing.

        Click here to enlarge


        This is installed as a direct OBDII Port Flash, and can be user
        installed with MAP switching functionality between Stock and
        Performance Tuned files.

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VF-Engineering Click here to enlarge
        This is installed as a direct OBDII Port Flash, and can be user
        installed with MAP switching functionality between Stock and
        Performance Tuned files.
        @MSIZZLE take a look there
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        thanks @Sticky, @VF-Engineering my car is a gen 1 non plus v10
      1. VF-Engineering's Avatar
        VF-Engineering -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        thanks @Sticky, @VF-Engineering my car is a gen 1 non plus v10
        Equally effective tuning options for the Gen1 cars.

        Click here to enlarge
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        But the ECU's will need to be removed and shipped to us.
        (unless you are of course local to SoCal, then we can do it on-site.)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VF-Engineering Click here to enlarge
        Equally effective tuning options for the Gen1 cars.
        Bad image link. Make sure you cut off the image at '.png' and do not have any tags after it for example: .png?3315135
      1. VF-Engineering's Avatar
        VF-Engineering -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Bad image link. Make sure you cut off the image at '.png' and do not have any tags after it for example: .png?3315135
        ​Fixed
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        It should be mentioned though that the base V10 and the Plus model have other differences besides the throttle body limitation (which already existed with the first generation as compared to the Gallardo). That is, a transmission with different ratios (the Plus model has shorter ratios as the 7th gear is not used as an overdrive) and a different suspension.

        If you're buying used, there's not that much difference between the two models, actually. At least if you spec the base V10 more or less identically to the Plus model, which means among other things ceramic brakes.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VF-Engineering Click here to enlarge
        ​Fixed
        Nope... same mistake.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        That is, a transmission with different ratios (the Plus model has shorter ratios as the 7th gear is not used as an overdrive) and a different suspension.
        Interesting point. I didn't know the gear ratios were different.

        In that case I'll take the longer gears.