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Giulia/Stelvio Chiptuning...

<h1 id="intro-title" style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:0px 0px .8em;padding:0px;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;">Chiptuning "Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 Turbo Veloce 280 pk"</h1> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:22px;line-height:1.66;color:#393939;">The 2.0 Turbo MultiAir engine of the Giulia Veloce has been put on the market with 280 hp and 400 Nm (295 ft-lb). However, the rollingroad tests show very different values. Everything between 440 (324.5 ft-lb) and 460 (339.3 ft-lb) Nm and between 280 and 310 (!) Hp is possible. The first-produced Giulia’s scored highest.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">Despite these major differences, the big question for us was how much extra we could still get. After a lot of research and testing, we can only say that there is not much extra in it. With some turbo pressure increase in the mid speed range, about 20 to 30 Nm is added. By advancing the ignition at higher speeds around 10 to 12 hp. Increasing turbo pressure at higher revs unfortunately brings nothing extra. Except for an increased risk of ignition problems due to too much back pressure from the catalyst. Refueling with a good fuel is a must, see later in this article.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">But “profit” can be achieved in other areas.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">DNA settings</span><br />The torque and power in N and D position are the same as standard. In the A-position it is all considerably lower.<br />With our tuning program we have put the old 200 hp (= 230 hp) setting in the A-position. The N position is a happy medium between The A and D positions. The D-position achieves the maximum achievable performance.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Speed limiter</span><br />First, the Giulia is limited at top speed. At 240 km/h, 149mph. While the entire German industry limits at 250 km/h, 155mph. Incomprehensible. We increase this limit to 270 km/h, 167.7 mph. Keep in mind the speed index of the tires.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">EGR</span><br />The 2.0 MultiAir engine is equipped with both an external and internal EGR control. The external system is really outside the engine. Exhaust gases are drawn off at the outlet and returned to the inlet via a water cooler. EGR is never good for the technology and the flexibility of the engine. That is why we would prefer to switch it off.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">However, the EGR valve does not work at all and is later even removed by the manufacturer. What doesn’t work doesn’t have to be turned off either.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">The same almost applies to the internal EGR. This is accomplished by slightly opening the MultiAir system during the exhaust stroke, controlled by the MultiAir system. For example, a small amount of exhaust gas flows into the inlet, which is sucked in again with the next intake stroke. The operation of this can also not be monitored or read on the diagnostic equipment. We have found how we can disable this in the software.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Speedlimiter when the car is stationary</span><br />Alfa drivers sometimes tend to install a different exhaust. Every now and then they would like to show off their exhaust note. By default that does not work so well because the revs are limited to 3500 revs.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">We have adjusted it to the normal level of <strong>6,000 rpm</strong>. Enjoy listening!</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Temperature limiters</span><br /><strong>Despite the relatively small torque and power gain, we still want to protect the extra technology</strong>. The software offers great possibilities for this. And especially in the cold state. Depending on the oil temperature, we have limited the maximum torque and power. The full potential is only present when the oil temperature has reached 70 degrees.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">High inlet temperatures (measured in the intake manifold, so the air that really matters) increase the chance of pinging. From 65 degree C˚ inlet temperature, we allow the maximum torque and power to decrease. This 65 degree C˚ is not achieved under normal circumstances. Only with a combination of warm weather and long-term full load can this occur. And then extra protection is useful.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">We have also done something with the water temperature limit. By default, it intervenes from 110 degrees C˚. We find that a bit late considering the normal working temperature of around 85-88 C˚ degrees. We have lowered that to 104 degrees.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">RON98 fuel</span><br />The standard power of more than 300 hp is well achieved with the use of RON95 fuel. As stated, we achieve the capital gains by advancing the ignition at higher speeds. That works perfectly on good RON98 fuel. On RON95, the ignition will regulate itself again so that the power increase is not achieved. RON100 and 102 offer even better features. We do hereby prefer RON98 from brand fuel companies. For example Shell V-power (again RON98 since the beginning of 2018) or BP ultimate 98. We do not recommend RON98 fuel from a “budget pump”.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><strong>USA: 91 Octane or higher from Top tier gas stations. </strong></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Start / stop strategy</span><br />We completely switch off the start / stop system.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"></p> <h1 style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:1.5em 0px .8em;padding:0px;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;">Results</h1> <ul class="ul-highlight" style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;color:#161616;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:18px;"><li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;">Read the above article for all information and features</li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;">DNA: In "D" mode = tuning, in "N" mode = standard power</li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;">Speed limiter adjustment (149mph to 167.7mph)</li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;">Start/stop disabled</li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;">Speedlimiter removed when stationary (6,000 RPM)</li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;">Use RON98 strongly recommended</li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><a href="http://squadra-tuning.com/obd-tools/" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#ec0122;">Optional: OBD programmer</a></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><a href="http://squadra-tuning.com/obd-tools/" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#ec0122;">Optional: SGW bridge</a></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/alfa-romeo-giuliastelvio-20l-280hp-flash-tune.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="553" /></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"></p> <h4 style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#000000;">INFORMATION</span>:</span></h4> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"></p> <ol><li><strong style="color:#000000;font-size:inherit;">Allow 1 week+/- (ECU is matched to car so needs to be removed, sent to us and then flashed and sent back) </strong></li> <li><strong>Once we receive your ECU, it is bench flash tuned with upgraded maps, we then return it to you for easy re-install. No modifications needed. </strong></li> <li><strong style="font-size:inherit;">This is a true Tune. Don't be fooled by outlandish claims. If you want the best, this is it. </strong></li> <li><strong style="font-size:inherit;">We take care of the entire process for you.</strong></li> <li><strong style="font-size:inherit;">Engineered in Holland</strong></li> <li><strong style="font-size:inherit;">*Squadra Tuning has been one of the longest Alfa Romeo Tuner. </strong></li> <li><strong style="font-size:inherit;">Warranty - We warranty the operation of the software only. We do not warranty any damages that may occur (i.e, Engine damage or loss of Factory warranty, damage by third party, loss of tune due to factory software update). </strong></li> </ol>
Price $599.00

Exhaust Valve Sound...

<p><span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Exhaust Valve Sound Controller (DONGLE PLUG)- Giulia/Stelvio Quad.</span></span> </p> <p>Quadrifoglio Exhaust Sound Controller</p> <p>One of the nicest features of the Giulia Q are the switchable exhaust valves. As soon as they are in the open position, the Ferrari V6 clears a throat that bleaches the late Mr. Pavarotti. In short SPECTACLE !. But unfortunately Alfa Romeo software engineers have not thought about when the valves should be open or closed.</p> <p>It is logical that the valves must be permanently open in Race mode, but not everyone always wants to ride in Race to enjoy the sound. The enthusiastic switching behavior in Race is not always necessary and some backup of the traction control system is often desirable. That last is missing when driving in R mode. Traction control is present in the other positions of the DNA button, the most in A mode and the least in D mode. However, the valves will only open at higher engine loads and revolutions. This often happens at a time when you actually do not expect it, which causes you a certain amount of shock/unrest. Outside the car it also sounds strange when the valves open and close again a moment later. Not so tough ….</p> <p>The ESC dongle puts an end to this inconvenience. In this case, ESC does not stand for Electronic Stability Control, but for Exhaust Sound Control. With the ESC dongle the outlet valves can be opened under all circumstances. So also in the A, N and D position. However, the original control strategy runs parallel. So either the dongle opens the exhaust valves or the car does it itself. The dongle cannot force the outlet valves to stay closed.</p> <p>How does it work?</p> <p>The ESC dongle is plugged into the EOBD plug next to the steering column under the dashboard. The green LED on the ESC dongle comes on and then needs about 4 seconds to start up.</p> <p>The outlet valves are opened by pressing the button on the gearselector for about 2 seconds. On the clock panel, in the speedometer, the ESC light flashes for 3 seconds to indicate that the system is active. The red LED on the dongle comes on.</p> <p></p> <p><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/Gear-selector-button-ESC.jpg" alt="" width="497" height="361" /></p> <p>Closing the valves is done in the same way; press the button on the gearselector for 2 seconds. On the dashboard, ESC OFF lights up continuously for 3 seconds and the red LED goes out.</p> <p>When the ESC dongle stays in the EOBD port, it remembers the last set position of the outlet valves.</p> <p>The dongle is designed to be able to sit semi permanently. About 1 minute after the ignition is switched off, it goes into sleep mode to minimize power consumption to 24 mA. This allows the dongle to remain connected for several weeks without any problems.</p> <p>When a SGW firewall is present, the dongle does not work. In that case our SGW bridge can be mounted.</p> <ul><li>Much easier installation of Exhaust controller. Plug and play, done. No wiring or drilling holes.</li> <li>Made in Holland.</li> <li>NOTE: 2018&gt; VIN's will need SGW Module. </li> <li><strong><a href="https://alfissimo.com/home/1599-sgw-dongle-new-version-for-onboarddiagnostic-multiecuscan.html">SGW MODULE IS REQUIRED FOR 2018&gt; Vehicles</a> </strong>(It's required for all information to be run through the OBDII port including Multiecuscan diagnostic software)</li> <li>Official Distributor of Squadra Tuning in the US. </li> </ul>
Price $315.00

Alfa Romeo Giulia...

<h2><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">Giulia Quadrifoglio ECU tuning by Squadra Tuning (Mid/Massimo Tuning)</span></h2> <p></p> <p><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">This Tune is not about more torque and power for the Giulia Quadrifoglio.</span><span style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">This tune is about a better driving Giulia Quadrifoglio.</span><span style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">Or is that possible?</span><span style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">Hell yes!</span><span style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">We strip the Q of a few annoying properties.</span><span style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;">And also the Q gets a little faster under certain circumstances.</span></p> <p></p> <p><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;"><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">INFORMATION:</span></span></p> <p><span class="notranslate" style="color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:22px;"><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">The Giulia Quadrifoglio (without Verde!) Is engraved in many petrol heads as the most exciting Alfa Romeo ever.</span><span style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">In the magazines and on Youtube, the Q is often chosen over the mighty BMW M3 / 4 and Mercedes C AMG63.</span><span style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">The Q is praised for its entertaining handling, speed potential and great sound.</span><span style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">He has been put to the test on many tracks by the entire car press.</span><span style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">Frenzied, a lot of sets of Pirelli Corsas have been smoked, to prove time and again that he was the best super sedan and often still is after a year 4. On the circuit of the circuits, the Nordschleife has the Q in the round record its class.</span><span style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span class="notranslate" style="color:#676767;font-size:18px;">In short, a Giulia Q can not do wrong in terms of driver's car.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate">And yet we didn't really like it ... WHAT?</span> <span class="notranslate">Now we hear everyone calling.</span><span class="notranslate">Nothing?</span> <span class="notranslate">Well.</span> <span class="notranslate">Of course, nothing is exaggerated.</span> <span class="notranslate">A Giulia Q is of course AMAZING !.</span> <span class="notranslate">It is exactly what is described above.</span> <span class="notranslate">An asphalt devourer, a circuit racer, a tire smoker, a horny riding machine, almost uncontrollable like a wild horse.</span> <span class="notranslate">It flies away at the slightest exhortation.</span> <span class="notranslate">We do have more demands on a driver's car.</span> <span class="notranslate">Absolute speed (= power) and willingness to make speed (= torque) has a Q enough.</span> <span class="notranslate">The magnificent Ferrari V6 makes sure of that.</span> <span class="notranslate">Nothing but praise for that engine.</span> <span class="notranslate">Full power up to the rev limiter!</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate">No, what the Q is missing are ways.</span> <span class="notranslate">It is considered an ill-mannered flail.</span><span class="notranslate">As a result, you don't feel like a driver of the Q but rather a rodeo driver who has his hands full to keep the Crazy Horses in check.</span> <span class="notranslate">That was proven by the fact that quite a few Q's could not be kept between the lines, resulting in early parting.</span> <span class="notranslate">Not everyone also understood that the standard supplied Pirelli Corsa tires are not intended for driving in cold weather conditions.</span> <span class="notranslate">When heat has entered the tires, the grip (and wear) is unparalleled.</span> <span class="notranslate">But until then it is very careful.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate">In short, it is high time to tame this beast.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">"High time" with some shame on our part.</span> <span class="notranslate">The Q was the first Giulia to be presented to the public on June 24, 2015.</span> <span class="notranslate">The first cars were delivered months later.</span> <span class="notranslate">Many a tuner started immediately.</span> <span class="notranslate">510 hp and 600 Nm did not seem enough.</span> <span class="notranslate">More, more, more ... .. What was only a bit disappointing was the accessibility of the motor computers.</span> <span class="notranslate">Plural indeed because it contains two.</span> <span class="notranslate">Actually 3, but the 3rd does not need to be adjusted.</span> <span class="notranslate">The computers are positioned in such a way that it takes several hours of work to reach them.</span> <span class="notranslate">Then they have to be opened in order to read and write the software.</span> <span class="notranslate">Then tinker again for a few hours to make the car drivable again.</span><span class="notranslate">We could therefore imagine that really well developed tuning will not have ended.</span> <span class="notranslate">For the dots on the i will have been little time / sense.</span> <span class="notranslate">Let alone that the i was completely written.</span> <span class="notranslate">Obviously exceptions left there for tuners who take their work really seriously.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">To make a really good tuning one has to do a lot of test work.</span> <span class="notranslate">One test, including removing and installing the computers, would take about 4 to 6 hours.</span> <span class="notranslate">And then we do not take into account a hot engine that is difficult to work around.</span> <span class="notranslate">No, we decided to focus on the Giulia 2.0 petrol and 2.2 JTDm first.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">As time passes, around the end of 2018 the opportunity is suddenly given to read and write the ECUs without having to open or disassemble them.</span><span class="notranslate">Only the plugs have to be removed from the ECU, this considerably shortens the programming time.</span> <span class="notranslate">With some experience and skill about 15 minutes.</span> <span class="notranslate">A slightly cooled engine is still desirable.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">However, we did not start immediately.</span> <span class="notranslate">To develop really good software you need a car for a long time.</span> <span class="notranslate">And the Q is not of the caliber that you can “borrow” that from a dealer.</span> <span class="notranslate">Certainly not for a few weeks.</span> <span class="notranslate">In early 2020, we came into the possession of a Q for an indefinite period.</span> <span class="notranslate">Which means as much as “we bought a Giulia Q”.</span></p> <p></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">“New” cars should be broken in.</span> <span class="notranslate">And we do not mean driving the engine loose but driving in to get to know the car yourself.</span> <span class="notranslate">So it happened… </span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">The cold start.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">The annoyance actually starts with the cold start.</span> <span class="notranslate">The engine starts nicely and starts smoothly a few moments later.</span> <span class="notranslate">Starts just around 2000 rpm and then drops to around 1500 to stay there for a while.</span> <span class="notranslate">And that is not really subtle, the exhausts broke out accompanied by a racket that we personally cannot appreciate.</span> <span class="notranslate">Technically this is called the "cat heating" or the catalyst heating.</span> <span class="notranslate">Due to environmental requirements, the catalysts must be brought to operating temperature as soon as possible.</span> <span class="notranslate">This is done by producing very hot exhaust gases.</span> <span class="notranslate">This is accomplished by setting the ignition very late.</span> <span class="notranslate">We will save you details, but we can tell you that an engine / exhaust does not like that.</span> <span class="notranslate">Every technician knows that you have to warm up metal quietly.</span> <span class="notranslate">At that time, the amount of fuel injected is more than twice as much as is actually needed.</span> <span class="notranslate">Sin, sin, sin.</span> <span class="notranslate">In short, the “cat heating” MUST be off….</span> <span class="notranslate">So it happened.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">After our adjustment, the engine runs for a moment at 2000 rpm to drop back to 950 within a few seconds. The ignition is then left a moment to reduce the speed.</span> <span class="notranslate">Within a few seconds the engine runs with normal pre-ignition and with exactly the amount of fuel required.</span> <span class="notranslate">The engine therefore runs better after a cold start and is therefore much quieter.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Cylinder shutdown</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">Soon after driving the first kilometers we were confronted with the cylinder shutdown.</span> <span class="notranslate">Half of the V6 is switched off under quiet partial load conditions.</span> <span class="notranslate">Not only in A and N mode but even in Dynamic.</span> <span class="notranslate">One is saddled with a 3-cylinder with the associated annoying exhaust noise and vibrations.</span> <span class="notranslate">Slight throttle causes the engine to do what it was designed to do again, running on 6 cylinders.</span> <span class="notranslate">But of course you cannot continue to accelerate.</span> <span class="notranslate">That eventually stops at 307 km / h, the top speed of a Q. In short, the cylinder shutdown MUST be off ... and so it happened.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">The Start / Stop system.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">The second annoying feature is the start / stop system.</span> <span class="notranslate">In and out of time, not always, the circumstances are such that the engine can be turned off when you stop for a moment.</span> <span class="notranslate">As a petrol head, there is almost nothing better than listening quietly to the burnings of an engine.</span> <span class="notranslate">And especially to that of a V6 Ferrari.</span> <span class="notranslate">In short, start / stop MUST be off ... and so it happened.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Advanced Efficiency, the A mode.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">Naturally, all positions of the DNA + R button are extensively investigated and tested.</span> <span class="notranslate">The A position is clearly limited as standard.</span> <span class="notranslate">Nothing wrong with that, the couple is mainly limited.</span> <span class="notranslate">Up to about 380 Nm at 2500 rpm and then remains almost flat.</span> <span class="notranslate">The power is thus about 350 hp at 6500 rpm.</span> <br /><span class="notranslate">We have made the shape of the torque curve a lot more natural.</span> <span class="notranslate">At maximum it peaks at 3000 rpm at about 450 Nm.</span> <span class="notranslate">We limit the power to around 300 hp.</span> <span class="notranslate">At 5500 rpm, the old and new torque curves intersect.</span><span class="notranslate">With these new values, the Q is a faster car in the A position and, well considered, the power build-up feels natural.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Normal or Natural, the N position.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">The N releases all available torque and power as standard.</span> <span class="notranslate">At least that is hoped.</span> <span class="notranslate">But note, the first 6 gears are quite limited to 4500 rpm.</span> <span class="notranslate">At 3000 rpm, some 130 Nm is missed.</span> <span class="notranslate">All torque is only available from 6th gear.</span> <span class="notranslate">We find that very unfortunate and have therefore decided to remove that limitation.</span> <span class="notranslate">Torque is already available in all gears.</span> <span class="notranslate">In the N position you could still contradict this decision, but this limitation also applies to the Dynamic mode.</span> <span class="notranslate">And that is not defensible as far as we are concerned.</span> <span class="notranslate">In its place, the N-position in all gears have given about 530 Nm and 380 hp.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Dynamic the D mode.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">As described above, the Dynamic mode is also limited to about 4500 rpm in the first 5 gears as standard.</span> <span class="notranslate">Then the torque peaks just at 600 Nm and quietly decreases after 4500 RPM to about 550 Nm at 6500 rpm which amounts to 510 hp.</span> <span class="notranslate">But one does not always drive between 4500 and 6500 rpm.</span> <span class="notranslate">Most of the time, drivers are under 4500 rpm, and of course all the torque must be available on call.</span> <span class="notranslate">So it happened….</span> <span class="notranslate">This makes the Q a lot faster, especially in those circumstances.</span> <span class="notranslate">This is particularly noticeable when you decide to switch to manual operation of the ZF 8-speed.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Race mode.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">We have only adjusted the infamous Race mode on one point, namely the throttle response.</span> <span class="notranslate">We find it actually incomprehensible that in Race mode, where one has to rely entirely on his own traction control, the throttle response is made so wild that it is difficult to determine how much torque and power you want to send to the rear wheels.</span> <span class="notranslate">It will be a marketing thing.</span> <span class="notranslate">No, in our opinion it is much more convenient to fully utilize the stroke of the accelerator.</span> <span class="notranslate">By default, the mighty V6 releases all of its torque and power at less than 50% of the throttle.</span> <span class="notranslate">That is half, the 2nd half no longer has any influence.</span> <span class="notranslate">Just not an on / off switch, but it does not save much.</span> <span class="notranslate">With our adjustment, the full torque is present at about 80% gas, the power at 90%.</span> <span class="notranslate">This gives a much more dosable feeling.</span> <span class="notranslate">People are much better able to indicate what needs to be done with the accelerator.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Throttle responses.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">What applies to the Race mode throttle response also applies to the A, N and D position, but to a lesser extent.</span> <span class="notranslate">Maximum torque and power are reached way too early in the accelerator pedal stroke.</span> <span class="notranslate">The throttle response of the A and N position are software-linked.</span> <span class="notranslate">We have also made these calmer compared to standard.</span> <br /><span class="notranslate">The Dynamic and Race mode throttle response are not linked in the software.</span> <span class="notranslate">However, we have chosen to make them equal.</span> <span class="notranslate">For example, the difference between Dynamic and Race mode in terms of engine response is no different.</span> <span class="notranslate">Of course, there remains a difference in shifting behavior and Traction Control and Forward Collision Control strategy.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;">Exhaust valves.</span></span> <span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><br /></span><span class="notranslate">We have also found a different, very nice strategy for the exhaust valves.</span> <span class="notranslate">It is standard that these open in the A, N and D position depending on the speed and the motor load.</span> <span class="notranslate">In Dynamic a little earlier than in Normal and a little earlier than in Advanced Efficiency.</span> <span class="notranslate">However, if you pass a bit enthusiastically, the flaps can just open briefly and close again as soon as the gearbox is switched on.</span> <span class="notranslate">That seems strange.</span> <span class="notranslate">Both outside and in the car.</span> <span class="notranslate">It only really causes disturbance.</span> <span class="notranslate">Moreover, we often hear that people always want to have the valves open in Dynamic.</span> <span class="notranslate">In Race they are always open by default.</span> <br /><span class="notranslate">We are talking about a different, much nicer approach.</span> <span class="notranslate">The valves are always closed in the A and N positions.</span> <span class="notranslate">This way you can still drive in peace.</span> <span class="notranslate">In Dynamic you can choose whether the valves are continuously open or closed.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate">How?</span> <span class="notranslate">When switching from N to D, the valves remain closed.</span> <span class="notranslate">This way you can continue driving in peace.</span> <span class="notranslate">Should this continue with more spectacle then switch from Dynamic to Race and a moment later again to Race.</span> <span class="notranslate">So the DNA knob is turned twice in a row to Race.</span> <span class="notranslate">The Race mode is therefore only activated for a moment to immediately return to Dynamic.</span><span class="notranslate">The valves are now permanently open in Dynamic.</span> <span class="notranslate">To close the valves, switch the DNA switch back to the N position and possibly back to Dynamic .. That Alfa Romeo did not invent this itself ... ..</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span class="notranslate">All the above adjustments are in the <strong>mid tuning</strong>.</span> <span class="notranslate">The <strong>massimo tuning</strong>, which also includes a torque and power increase, is still under construction.</span></p> <h1 style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:1.5em 0px .8em;padding:0px;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span class="notranslate">Results</span></h1> <ul class="ul-highlight" style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;color:#161616;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:18px;"><li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Unchanged rev limiter</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Improved cold running properties</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Cylinder shutdown turned off</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Start / stop disabled</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Torque increase in A position</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Torque limitation in N and D removed</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Throttle response in A, N, D and Race made much more dosable</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Changed exhaust valves open / close strategy</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Med/Massimo tune: 744.47hp (522 lb/ft TQ) /774.41Hp (531.78 lb/ft TQ)</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Tip: Read the entire article above.</span></li> </ul><p><img src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Giulia-Q-medio-tabel-2-768x275.jpg" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" alt="Giulia-Q-medio-tabel-2-768x275.jpg" /></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <ul><li>Roughly 1+/- week turnaround time. </li> <li>Price includes shipping to Squadra and back, then do you. </li> <li>Alfissimo takes care of everything, all you need to do is install it. </li> <li>ECU shipped to Alfissimo</li> <li>Alfissimo is your Squadra Tuning Source in the US.</li> <li><strong style="font-size:inherit;">Warranty - We warranty the operation of the software only. We do not warranty any damages that may occur (i.e, Engine damage or loss of Factory warranty, damage by third party, loss of tune due to factory software update). </strong></li> </ul>
Price $754.00

Squadra 4C ECU Tune

<p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:22px;line-height:1.66;color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">In our introductory story, we usually tell something about the history of a particular model.</span> <span class="notranslate">Who the ancestor was, how the life course went about etc. etc. .. However, this is not possible with the 4C.</span> <span class="notranslate">The Alfa 4C can rightly be called a special Alfa. </span><span class="notranslate">In all its facets, the 4C is a completely different car from what we are used to from Alfa.</span> <span class="notranslate">We can only tell you something about the name.</span> <span class="notranslate">Alfa has a rich history with the 6C, 8C and 12C models.</span> <span class="notranslate">A first derivative of this illustrious history is the 2008 Alfa 8C.</span> <span class="notranslate">The 4C was released in 2014.</span> <span class="notranslate">A special detail is that we already heard about a rear wheel drive car equipped with a TBi engine in 2009. A year before the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo.</span> <span class="notranslate">It should have been a gift to its own brand at the time.</span> <span class="notranslate">Most know how it ended.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">Let us no longer look to the past, but rather to the future.</span> <span class="notranslate">Is Alfa going to make more of this kind of spectacle than?</span> <span class="notranslate">Well no.</span> <span class="notranslate">Not so far known.</span><span class="notranslate">There is talk of the arrival of a “6C”.</span> <span class="notranslate">But then as a more luxurious coupe in the nature of the GTVs of yesteryear.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"></p> <h1 style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:1.5em 0px .8em;padding:0px;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span class="notranslate">Results</span></h1> <ul class="ul-highlight" style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;color:#161616;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:18px;"><li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Developed for use with RON98 fuel.</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Idle speed adjustment.</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Throttle response adjustment in D position.</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Adjustment of exhaust gas temperature strategy (limitation)</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Adjustment thermostat control</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate"><a href="https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&amp;hl=en&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;sl=nl&amp;sp=nmt4&amp;tl=en&amp;u=https://squadra-tuning.nl/edc17-med17-chiptuning/&amp;usg=ALkJrhhXuIwNvvv1K94pR0vS7oo1ZDw7JA" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:dotted;border-bottom-color:#ec0122;">Injection system type: Bosch MED17.3.3.</a></span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span class="notranslate">Type EPROM: Flash EEPROM.</span></li> </ul><img src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/260-768x591.gif" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" alt="260-768x591.gif" /><h1 style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:1.5em 0px .8em;padding:0px;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span class="notranslate">Quality</span></h1> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"><span class="notranslate">Squadra Tuning is a renowned and respected chip tuning company specializing in the software tuning of cars from the FCA group.</span> <span class="notranslate">Due to this specialization, we are perfectly aware of all technical aspects.</span> <span class="notranslate">We develop the engine management software from our technical knowledge, years of experience and are realistic about what is and what is not possible in terms of torque and power gains.</span> <span class="notranslate">We distinguish ourselves by knowledge, quality and no-nonsense attitude.</span> <span class="notranslate">Our personal attention to the customer is also highly appreciated.</span></p> <p></p> <p>Squadra's 4C Tune. (1+/- week turn around)</p> <p><span class="notranslate">What can we, as a tuner, improve on a 4C?</span> <span class="notranslate">Well, in terms of torque and capital gains we were therefore quickly out.</span> <span class="notranslate">A gain of around 40 Nm has a considerable impact on a 900 kg car.</span> <span class="notranslate">The power gain of 24 hp is also neat.</span><span class="notranslate">Certainly if one understands how this is realized.</span> <span class="notranslate">Only increasing the turbo pressure will not give the maximum power with a 4C.</span> <span class="notranslate">More needs to be done.</span> <span class="notranslate">The software is provided with calculation models for the exhaust gas temperature.</span> <span class="notranslate">When it reaches a certain value, the mixture is made considerably richer.</span> <span class="notranslate">As a result, a lower capacity.</span> <span class="notranslate">In practice, this is just not the case with full throttle in 3rd gear.</span> <span class="notranslate">In 4th gear from around 5000 rpm.</span><span class="notranslate">In 5th and 6th only earlier.</span> <span class="notranslate">On a wealth bank it depends on how it is measured.</span> <span class="notranslate">There is no problem with a fast measurement.</span> <span class="notranslate">With a slower measurement it is.</span> <span class="notranslate">The strategy is activated as standard with a much too low (about 780 degrees) exhaust gas temperature.</span> <span class="notranslate">Every tuner knows that a turbo can easily handle 950 degrees.</span> <span class="notranslate">Because this is a calculation model, we will be well below that to be sure.</span> <span class="notranslate">If the strategy then possibly becomes active under really tough conditions, the enrichment that we apply is less strong than the factory does.</span> <br /><span class="notranslate">If lower grade fuel is used, the system will detect ping and leave the ignition.</span><span class="notranslate">The calculation model is provided for this.</span> <span class="notranslate">With regular correction of the ignition, the exhaust gas temperature is calculated higher.</span> <span class="notranslate">In short, a nice model that you, as a tuner, have to make use of, provided you as a tuner understand how and why.</span></p> <p><span class="notranslate">A second trick to generate reliable power is to influence the operation of the electronic thermostat.</span> <span class="notranslate">This is set so that the engine controls around 92 degrees when driving slowly.</span> <span class="notranslate">This is done purely for the environment.</span> <span class="notranslate">Nice, but when people want to accelerate from a quiet driving style, the first few minutes happen with a fairly hot engine.</span> <span class="notranslate">We have adjusted it so that the desired engine temperature is around 80 degrees.</span> <span class="notranslate">With really full gas even slightly lower.</span> <span class="notranslate">Thus the engine starts cool when one wants to go full on it.</span></p> <p><span class="notranslate">We are convinced that a lot of tuning software is traded that are not provided with such adjustments.</span> <span class="notranslate">We also know that very wild capital increases are promised.</span> <span class="notranslate">However, we know for sure that they will not last.</span><span class="notranslate">Every turbo has its limits.</span> <span class="notranslate">Every engine too.</span> <span class="notranslate">Finding the right balance between turbo pressure and the desired level of pre-ignition.</span> <span class="notranslate">Too much pressure gives a later ignition and soon less power instead of more.</span><span class="notranslate">Inflammation missions may also occur.</span> <br /><span class="notranslate">Then the driveability of the 4C.</span> <span class="notranslate">Even a funeral home like a 4C must be able to maneuver through a village very quietly.</span> <span class="notranslate">On the open road it can go nice and loose and on a mountain pass or circuit it has to excel.</span> <span class="notranslate">In rain and snow, however, it must be considerably restrained.</span> <span class="notranslate">That's possible, Alfa has devised the DNA + R button for that.</span> <span class="notranslate">We have known the DNA button for some time.</span> <span class="notranslate">The R (ace) position is new.</span> <br /><span class="notranslate">The Alfa engineers made no effort at all to vary the torque and power in the positions.</span> <span class="notranslate">A shame because driving with 350 Nm and 240 hp in the All weather "rain and snow" mode is not convenient.</span> <span class="notranslate">They have made the accelerator pedal reactions different between positions.</span></p> <p><span class="notranslate">Below is a table where you can see everything clearly.</span></p> <p><span class="notranslate"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/DNAR2-tabel.jpg" alt="" width="521" height="199" /></span></p> <p></p> <p><span class="notranslate">We have significantly reduced the All Weather position.</span> <span class="notranslate">250 Nm and 190 hp is still enough to keep driving.</span> <span class="notranslate">But the accelerator pedal response is no longer explosive.</span> <span class="notranslate">You could almost call it lazy.</span> <span class="notranslate">But in really bad weather, that's only nice.</span></p> <p><span class="notranslate">We have also taken back the Natural or Normal position in terms of torque and power.</span> <span class="notranslate">300 Nm and 220 hp in combination with a nice direct throttle response.</span> <span class="notranslate">Slightly less wild than standard but therefore much finer to dose.</span></p> <p><span class="notranslate">The Race position is similar to the Dynamic position in terms of gas pedal response.</span> <span class="notranslate">The power and torque are then also maximum.</span> <span class="notranslate">390 Nm and 264 hp.</span> <span class="notranslate">Full potential in the Dynamic mode but still with an electronic safety net from the ESP / ABS etc. In the Race mode all electronic safety nets are switched off.</span> <span class="notranslate">By default, the situation was such that the engine already at 60% throttle position full torque and power.</span> <span class="notranslate">That is no longer the case after tuning.</span> <span class="notranslate">The 390 Nms and 264 horsepower are distributed almost to the fullest.</span> <span class="notranslate">Result a more precise dosability.</span></p>
Price $669.00

Giulia/Stelvio Performance...

<p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><img src="https://youtu.be/wc07M-ZsdXk" alt="" /></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">It took ST quite some time developing this great unique tool. They call it the Performance Logger. It's an OBD device which is able to measure acceleration timing, several drivetrain parameters, a burnout/launch tool, exhaust flap control and front splitter control. In total 24 parameters and functions. All in one.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">** It will be controlled by the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel**</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;">Introduction within a couple of weeks.</p> <div style="color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;">The first version will be for the Giulia Q 8AT. Soon the manual and Stelvio Q will follow. Shortly after that all other Giulia and Stelvio versions.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;"></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;"><strong>Pre-order now for GIULIA QV ONLY</strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:22px;line-height:1.66;color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;">The Squadra Tuning Performance Logger is a unique OBD tool that is completely focused on getting the maximum driving pleasure in terms of performance from the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Stelvio.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;">The Performances Logger uses already existing data that is exchanged between the various control units over the CAN buses.</p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"></h2> <video width="720" height="560" controls=""><source src="/img/cms/Squadra+Tuning+Performance+Logger.mp4" type="video/mp4"></source></video><h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">What can the Performance Logger do?</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">The core task of the Performance Logger is to continuously measure acceleration times and to save the best times. In addition, the main parameters about the condition of the engine and drivetrain are shown. The longitudinal and transverse G-forces are displayed and the highest value is also stored.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">But that’s not all. For the real drivers, ALL driving assistants can be silenced. We’ve even added a special burn-out or line-lock feature. The fastest acceleration times can be set with the help of the Launch assist.</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">Finally, there is the option to clear error messages from all control units present.</p> <img width="800" height="204" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//3-beelden.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /><h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">Special options for the Quadrifoglio versions</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">For the Quadrifoglio versions, the exhaust valves can be opened. For Giulia Q’s the front splitter can be lowered for a cleaning job.</p> <img width="1171" height="946" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//Splitter-3.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:541px;vertical-align:middle;" /><h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">The operation and communication</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">Operation is via the menu button, the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel and the “Lane Assist” button. The Performance Logger communicates via the information line on the display between the tachometer and speedometer.</p> <img width="1169" height="946" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//Cruise-stuur-knopjes.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:540px;vertical-align:middle;" /><h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">Overview</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">At this moment we have completed the development for the Giulia Q with manual and automatic gearbox. All other versions will follow soon. A table is printed below that lists all functions.</p> <img width="679" height="1121" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//Dongle-opties-overzicht.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /><h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">BURNOUT MODE: </h2> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="color:#1c1e21;font-family:'system-ui', '-apple-system', BlinkMacSystemFont, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Pushing "RES" locks the front brakes so the rears can turn freely without heating up the rear brakes. Push "RES" again and the brakes are released. No traction control will interfere. No errors while pushing the brake and gas pedal at once.</span></h2> <br style="margin-top:10px;color:#1c1e21;font-family:'system-ui', '-apple-system', BlinkMacSystemFont, sans-serif;font-size:13px;" />It's now really easy to do a massive burn-out from a complete stand still. Rock N' Roll baby!!! <span class="_5mfr" style="margin:0px 1px;font-family:inherit;"><span class="_6qdm" style="vertical-align:text-bottom;font-family:inherit;height:16px;width:16px;font-size:16px;background-image:url(&quot;https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/td7/2/16/1f918.png&quot;);">????</span></span><br /><h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">Interested?</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">If you have any questions about the Performance Logger that have not been answered after consulting the user manual below in PDF format, please send us an E-mail. jason@alfissimo.com<br />When ordering, we need the VIN number of the car check the exact version of the car in order to provide the correct Performance Logger.</p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;">User manual</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;">Download link to <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ra_HJx5sPrEulAIaTARUAefoTzSVDUFF/view?usp=sharing" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;">English user manual for Giulia Q 6MT</a> (PDF)<br />Download link to <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zm01DidFlZwKBQp6Rvcu2wSEHneh-3UP/view?usp=sharing" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;">English user manual for Giulia Q 8AT</a> (PDF)</p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="color:#d0121a;"><span style="color:#d0121a;">Download Link <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WcqDAJ6m3CDvd3bL1BY_dH6rqJJS55oF/view">2.0L User manual for Giulia/Stelvio RWD/Q4</a> (PDF)</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="color:#d0121a;">IMPORTANT:</span></p> <ul><li><strong>VIN needs to be supplied</strong></li> <li><strong>This version is not compatible with 2020 models. </strong></li> <li><strong>SGW Bypass needed for 2018&gt; Giulia/Stelvio</strong></li> </ul><p></p> </div>
Price $460.00

Alfa Romeo Stelvio...

<h1 id="intro-title" style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:0px 0px .8em;padding:0px;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Chip tuning "Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Euro 6B / 6D"</span></h1> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:22px;line-height:1.66;color:#393939;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This article isn't just about even more torque and power for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This article is mainly about a finer driving Stelvio Quadrifoglio. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Whether that is possible? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Hell yes!</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Interested? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">You know that we are not short-tempered. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Click on “Show more information” and take a moment. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We have warned you.</span></span></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">preface</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Following on from the best driver's car, the Giulia Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo came up with the SUV variant at the end of 2017. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Alfa Romeo must have thought that if the most demanding helmsman / woman wants a practical asphalt-eater, the Stelvio should be equipped with the brilliant Q engine. Together with the necessary adjustments to the chassis, the drivetrain, the brakes and the overall trim, Alfa Romeo has given the S a completely different meaning in the abbreviation SUV, SPORTS Utility Vehicle. In short, the best helmsman / woman SUV.</span></p> <p><img width="883" height="595" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-2.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">For the development of the tuned software we started with the Giulia Q. What we thought of it exactly </span><a href="https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&amp;hl=en&amp;pto=aue&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;sl=auto&amp;sp=nmt4&amp;tl=en&amp;u=https://squadra-tuning.nl/chiptuning/alfa-romeo/giulia/giulia-quadrifoglio/&amp;usg=ALkJrhjTl_JkESlvsh308W2RnPYz9F9Grw" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;">can</a><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"> be read here. In short, there was room for improvements that make a Q especially enjoyable rider. It is quite a rough shell, the same also applies to the Stelvio. Don't get us wrong. They are both crazy cars. But as purists, we place a little more demands on a real driver's car. Absolute speed (= power) and willingness to make speed (= torque) is enough for a Q. The magnificent Ferrari V6 takes care of that. Nothing but praise for that bike. Full power up to the rev limiter!</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">No, what the Q lacks are manners. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">A Q is a little ill-mannered. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">As a result, you don't feel like a driver of the Q but more of a rodeo driver who has his hands full to keep the Crazy Horses in check. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This is easier with a Stelvio than with a Giulia. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Stelvio can assist with driving forces on the front axle if necessary. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Not everyone also understood that the standard Pirelli Corsa tires are not intended for driving in cold weather conditions. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">When heat has entered the tires, the grip (and wear) is unmatched. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">But until then it is very careful.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In short, high time to teach this beast some manners.</span></p> <p><img width="891" height="597" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-3.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The "wait and see" phase</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">"High time" with some shame on our part. The Giulia Q was first presented to the public in 2015 on June 24. The first cars were delivered months later. The Stelvio Q was introduced at the end of 2017. </span><br /><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Many tuner immediately started working with the Giulia. 510 hp and 600 Nm did not seem sufficient. More, more, more… .. What was only a bit disappointing was the accessibility of the motor computers and thus the feasibility of a tuning. Plural indeed because there are two in it. Actually three, but the third </span><span style="font-size:13.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">e</span></span></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">does not need to be adjusted. The computers are located in such a way that it takes several hours of work to reach them. Then they have to be opened in order to read and write the software. Then again a few hours of tinkering to make the car drivable again. We could therefore imagine that not much of really well developed tuning will have been achieved. There will have been little time / sense for the finishing touches. Let alone that the i was written in full. Of course there are exceptions for tuners who really take their work seriously.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">As you are used to from us, we do not only do torque and power tuning. We go a lot further than that. To make a Squadra worthy tuning, we have to do a lot of test work. One test, including removing and installing the computers, would take about 4 to 6 hours. And then we don't take into account a hot engine that is difficult to work around. No, in 2016 we decided to focus on the Giulia 2.0 petrol and 2.2 JTDm first, followed by the Stelvio petrol and diesel.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Time passes and around the end of 2018 suddenly the possibility is offered to read and write the ECUs without having to open or disassemble them. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Only the plugs have to be removed from the ECU, this shortens the programming time considerably. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">With some experience and dexterity, only about 15 minutes. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">A slightly cooled engine is still desirable.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Yet we did not start immediately. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">To develop really good software you need a car for a longer period of time. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">And the Q is not of the caliber that you can borrow it from a dealer. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Certainly not for a few weeks to months. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">At the beginning of 2020, we found ourselves in possession of a Q for an indefinite period. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Which means as much as “we bought ourselves a Giulia Q”.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">“New” cars should be run in. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">And by that we do not mean driving off the engine but driving in to get to know the car well. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">So it happened… ..</span></span></p> <p><img width="891" height="599" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-4.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Product properties adjusted.</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The cold start.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The cold start makes the eyebrows immediately frown. The engine starts nicely to start quickly a few moments later. Starts just around 2000 rpm and then drops to around 1500 to stay there for the time being. And that is not really subtle, the exhausts broke out accompanied by a noise that we personally cannot appreciate. Technically, this is called the “cat heating” or the catalyst heating. Due to environmental requirements, the catalysts must be brought up to operating temperature as quickly as possible. This is done by producing very hot exhaust gases. This is accomplished by setting the ignition very late. We will save you details, but we can reveal that an engine / exhaust does not like that. Every technician knows that you have to heat up metal slowly.The amount of fuel injected at that time is also more than twice as much as actually needed. Sin, sin, sin. In short, the “cat heating” MUST turn off…. So it happened.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">After our adjustment, the engine runs for a moment at 2000 rpm after starting to drop back to 950 within a few seconds. The ignition is delayed for a moment in order to regulate the speed. Within a few seconds, the engine is running with a normal pre-ignition and with exactly the amount of fuel required for it. As a result, the engine runs nicer after a cold start and therefore much quieter.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Cylinder shutdown</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Pretty soon after driving the first kilometers we were confronted with the cylinder </span><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">shutdown</span></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"> . Half of the V6 is switched off under calm partial load conditions. Not only in the A and N position, but even in Dynamic. One is therefore saddled with a 3-cylinder with the associated annoying exhaust noise and vibrations. Some people also experience it as a circular resonance. Slightly throttle ensures that the engine does what it was designed to do again, running on 6 cylinders. But of course you cannot keep giving gas. That eventually stops at 283 km / h, the top speed of a Stelvio Q. In short, the cylinder deactivation MUST switch off… and so it happened.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Start / Stop system. </span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The second annoying feature is the start / stop system. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Not always, not always, the circumstances are such that the engine can be turned off when you stop for a moment. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">As a petrol head there is almost nothing better than listening quietly to the combustion of an engine. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">And especially to that of a V6 Ferrari. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In short, start / stop MUST turn off… and so it happened.</span></span></p> <p><img width="887" height="593" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-6.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">DNA + Race</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Advanced Efficiency, the A-position.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Naturally, all positions of the DNA + R button are extensively examined and tested. The A position is clearly limited by default. Nothing wrong with that in itself, the couple is mostly limited. Up to about 380 Nm at 2500 rpm and then remains almost flat. That way, the power comes out at about 350 hp at 6500 rpm. We have made the shape of the torque curve a lot more natural. It peaks at 3000 rpm at a maximum at about 450 Nm. We limit the power to about 300 hp. At 5500 rpm the old and new torque curves intersect. With these new values, the Q is a faster car in the A position and after all, the torque progression feels more natural.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Normal or Natural, the N position. </span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The N releases all available torque and power as standard. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">For the Medio tuning we have chosen to adjust this slightly. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The N-position in all gears about 550 Nm and 420 hp.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Dynamic the D mode. </span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In terms of torque and power, we have not changed anything for the Medio tuning in the Dynamic mode. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We did adjust the throttle response. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">More on that later.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Race mode.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We have only adjusted the infamous Race mode on one point, namely the throttle response. We actually find it incomprehensible that in Race mode, where you rely entirely on your own traction control, the throttle response is made so wild that it is difficult to determine how much torque and power you want to send to the rear wheels. It will be a marketing thing. No, in our opinion it is much more convenient to fully utilize the stroke of the accelerator. As standard, the mighty V6 releases all its torque and power at less than 50% of the throttle pedal stroke. That's half the 2 </span><span style="font-size:13.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">e</span></span></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">half no longer has any influence. Just not an on / off switch, but it doesn't make much difference. With our adjustment, the full torque is present at about 80% gas, the power at 90%. This gives a much better dosable feeling. It is much better to indicate what needs to be done with the accelerator.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Throttle response.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">What applies to the Race mode throttle response also applies to the A, N and D position, but to a lesser extent. Maximum torque and power are reached much too early in the accelerator pedal stroke. The accelerator pedal response of the A and N positions are linked by software. We have also made this calmer compared to standard. </span><br /><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Dynamic and Race mode throttle response are not linked in the software. Nevertheless, we have chosen to make them equal. For example, the difference between Dynamic and Race mode is not different in terms of engine response. Naturally, there will still be a difference in shifting behavior and Traction Control and Forward Collision Control strategy.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Exhaust valves.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We have also found a different, very nice strategy for the exhaust valves. As standard, they open in the A, N and D positions depending on the speed and engine load. In Dynamic a little earlier than in Normal and a little earlier than in Advanced Efficiency. However, if you strike it with a bit of enthusiasm, the valves can open for a moment and close again as soon as the gearbox is upshifted. That seems strange. Both outside and in the car. It really only causes disruption. In addition, we often hear that the valves in Dynamic always want to be open. In Race they are always open by default.</span><br /><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We are talking about a different, much nicer approach. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The valves are always closed in the A and N positions. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This way you can still drive in peace and quiet. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In Dynamic you can choose whether the valves are continuously open or closed.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">How? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">When switching from N to D, the valves remain closed. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This way you can drive on in peace and quiet. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Should this continue with more spectacle, then one switches from Dynamic to Race and a moment later again to Race. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">So the DNA knob is turned twice in a row to Race. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Race mode is therefore only activated for a moment to immediately return to Dynamic. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The valves are now permanently open in Dynamic. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">To close the valves, the DNA switch is switched back to the N position and possibly back to Dynamic .. That Alfa Romeo did not come up with this itself… ..</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">All the above adjustments are in the mid tuning. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Massimo tuning adds more torque and power as an extra. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The distribution over the DNA + R positions is slightly different. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">See the table for this.</span></span></p> <p><img width="983" height="327" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-Medio-tabel.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /><img width="887" height="595" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-7.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Torque and power gains</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">But then the big question. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">How much torque and power have the Alfa / Ferrari engineers left? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">By default, the specified power is almost exactly correct. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We measure the torque slightly higher than the promised 600 Nm. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Not uncommon. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Only 6 to 7% more. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">About 640 Nm.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We mainly expected a considerable torque gain and a somewhat smaller capital gain. But the facts are slightly different. In terms of torque, the Q motor is about 70 to 80 Nm ahead. The power increases on average by about 50 hp. We write on average because it depends a bit on it. The 2.9 V6 is very potent. External influences simply have an influence. Think of fuel quality, inlet temperature, intercooler temperature, gearbox temperature and the duration that the engine is delivering its full power. Under ideal circumstances we measure about 570 hp and 720 Nm. If it all gets warmer and the fuel is not of super quality, 30 hp less can come out.</span></p> <p><img width="983" height="327" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-Massimo-tabel.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <hr style="height:0px;max-width:1170px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-color:#efefef;border-bottom-style:solid;margin:2.8em 0px;clear:both;color:#161616;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:18px;" /><div id="scrollNav-2" class="content-index__section" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> <h1 style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:1.5em 0px .8em;padding:0px;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Results</span></h1> <ul class="ul-highlight" style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;"><li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Unchanged rev limiter</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Improved cold running properties</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Cylinder shutdown turned off</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Start / stop disabled</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Torque rise in A position</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Throttle response in A, N, D and Race made much more manageable</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Changed exhaust valves open / close strategy</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Tip: Remote start, see "OBD tools"</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Tip: Read the entire above article.</span></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">*764.8hp in Massimo</span></li> </ul><p><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><img src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-768x621.gif" style="color:#000000;" alt="Stelvio-Q-768x621.gif" /></span></p> </div>
Price $725.00