With the very limited number of GT's built, there doesn't seem to be too much out there as far as OBDII flash-able tunes for the 560 HP V-10. Seeing some of the prices for a gain of maybe an additional 25-40 HP (at most) makes me question if its even worth it. After some research I was initially considering a purchase of Vivid Racings VRTuned's Model #VRT-R8-52-V10-525-2 stage 2 and ECO combination, as it had at least offered the ability to switch between an additional 40 HP with its stage 2 (total of 600 HP) or an economy mode of 7% fuel savings. I reached out to them and chatted with Blake. I asked him if their tune would be compatible with the R8 GT V-10 or if they had a specific tune for the GT. He said he would find out and call me back...... Well that was well over a month ago (4/11/19.) Of course I tried calling them afterwards only to get blown off. I had called a week or so after my initial chat and explained what I was looking for why I was calling. After he heard a had spoken with Blake he pretty much blew me off and said that Blake was busy in the back working on a car and that he would have him call me back since he was already helping me. Unfortunately, again, Blake did not call me. I made a third and final attempt with similar results.... WORST customer service ever and it really reflects so poorly on what might have been a decent product with the two tunes in one product. Unfortunately I cannot see giving them any business at this point (I could just imagine if I needed assistance AFTER purchasing their product as they had no interest in even selling me their product)
So that brings me to my question of what company or tuner would you recommend (if any, at all, for such small HP gains we get for our money, Also any tuner recommendations would need to be near NJ or the surrounding states) FYI- I'm not looking to bench flash and remove my ECU unless there is absolutely no other option (I'm Pretty sure I could add any tune with my OBDSTAR x300 DP Plus if necessary) On another note, besides ECU tuning, Is the power pedal accelerator tuning worth buying?? I am considering either 1016industries Power Pedal with Mobile App Controls (at $328.95) or DTE's Pedal Box with mobile App ($349)
On a final note, an avenue I haven't yet looked into is what tunes are out there for the Lambo Gallardo's and if they are compatible. wondering if it could be an option if they share the same ECU as Both the R8 GT and Gallardo seem to share identical engines, HP, and transmissions... Thoughts????
Basics as far as the tune is concerned- I'll be running, at a minimum 93 octane fuel, have access to higher octanes, Race gas, as well as E85 blends.
My current add-ons to work in conjuction with the tune:
I have STM's intakes
A titanium Avior resonated exhaust which is on its way (this alone for the weight savings at 8.5 lbs seems well worth it)
Any and all opinions, advice, or sales pitch would be very welcomed!