Revo RS3 8V Software, it's here!!!! (Full details below)

Revo Steve-W

Registered User
Revo RS3 software is now available, please see link for full details -
http://www.revotechnik.com/product-details/software/audi/rs3/272/stage-1

The new MQB platform Audi RS3 sheds 55kg over the previous model, combined with a reworked version of Audi’s 2.5 L five cylinder engine – (the EA855 as it’s known internally) putting out 368ps it’s currently the most powerful hot hatch you can buy, and is a car the press are raving about. Reading phrase such as ‘Savage on road performance’ and ‘supercar baiting performance’ we were excited to get our hands on one…

…unfortunately back when we first drove the RS3 we were a little disappointed; yes, in terms of a standard car it’s pretty fast but it just didn’t excite us like we were expecting. That’s where Revo stage 1 comes into its own, the additional power and torque doesn’t just increase the already ‘savage performance’; it brings to car to life giving it that extra edge it was begging for. Not only does the Stage 1 car eat up the road in a way you wouldn’t expect, it’s just as comfortable popping to the shops and driving around town.

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Using the very same, and very impressive 2.5 Litre five cylinder engine from the new RS3, the RSQ3 is a lively and quick compact SUV. The new RSQ3 has another ace up its sleeve equipped with a seven-speed S-tronic box gets a upgrade which bolsters its appeal with smoother and quicker gear changes.

Revo Stage 1 increases the RSQ3’s already savage on-road performance up to an eye watering 400bhp. There’s a push in the back from the new found torque too, and Power delivery is smooth and progressive; this car eats up the road up in a way you wouldn’t expect yet is just as comfortable popping to the shops and driving around town.

The RSQ3’S 155mph speed limiter has also been removed allowing you to experience the full potential of your vehicle, where you can certainly shock a few people on the track.


Please find your local dearer here - http://www.revotechnik.com/dealer-locator
 

XPOWER

Registered User
What would be a suitable warrantee to get to cover the car after being remapped?
I'm guessing that Audi would not cover engine or transmission work after having remap.
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
How is a remap still 599+vat these days honestly. I appreciate that whilst a lot of work goes into the map at the beginning, why not churn them out at 399 all in and attract an audience 4x larger.

If people are going to void their warranty, at least let them do it at a lower cost :wink:
 

josedebardi

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
How does this work with DriveSelect?
It's clear that Comfort/Auto/Dynamic are adjusting the map (as only Dynamic produces overrun pops/crackles).
Is it as simple as a single map that DriveSelect tweaks, or have Revo had to write 3 maps, or have you only written one for Dynamic?

Cheers.
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
Ah - and whilst we are here, can you alter any settings to allow crackles/pops on lift off of the accelerator rather than just on change down? As far as I am aware the Rs3 doesn't allow any overfuelling when coasting. Any way to remove this restriction? I would genuinely pay for that.
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
Absolutely Tx but remember if they lowered the price they would draw in more customers. I wouldn't remap my car at £719 for instance, but I would do it at £499. They'd get my business, and maybe a few more !
 

ba45

Registered User
Steve, is there any before and after Dyno work or acceleration times, for the new RS3 Revo...?
 

Revo Steve-W

Registered User
What would be a suitable warrantee to get to cover the car after being remapped?
I'm guessing that Audi would not cover engine or transmission work after having remap.

The Revo software can be flashed back to stock at any time being a complete software file, therefore completely removing the Revo file. I'm yet to see a car that's had a warranty claim rejected after being flashed back to stock by a Revo dealer, however with tuning of course there's always that element of risk, as who knows what may change in the future...
 

Revo Steve-W

Registered User
How is a remap still 599+vat these days honestly. I appreciate that whilst a lot of work goes into the map at the beginning, why not churn them out at 399 all in and attract an audience 4x larger.

If people are going to void their warranty, at least let them do it at a lower cost :wink:


Revo software has literally months of development and testing put into it on track and road, this is why we have only worked with the VAG cars for the past 15 years, allowing the time to do it properly and build a complete software file, rather than putting an hour or so development time in on a rolling road chasing numbers that don't reflect how well a car performs or drives in the real world, then banging them to market without properly testing. The RS3 development for example started with the RSQ3, then we purchased an RS3 too, the development was completed, then testing run around the world on BETA cars, we use regions such as South Africa for extreme temperatures, Russia for poor fuel quality, our test facility in West Virginia and of course Bruntingthorpe here in the UK, we also offer up to 9 Regions for tuning, therefore as an example a customer in the UK would have a different file to a customer in say Germany, also the Revo software is adjustable, as well as switch-able, set up on the road by your Revo dealer to suit your own car and your own requirements. All of the above comes at a huge cost and we're proud to offer a premium software file, rather than be 'yet another tuning company'. You get what you pay for in life and would you seriously want cheap tuning on a brand new RS3, let alone any other pride and joy... I'd like to hope not.

Should you want further information, please do not hesitate to contact either Revo HQ or your local Revo dealer.
 

Revo Steve-W

Registered User
Steve, is there any before and after Dyno work or acceleration times, for the new RS3 Revo...?

0-60 times will be added once we manage to get our own RS3 back to Bruntingthorpe on a less greasy day.
As for rolling roads, some dealers do offer dyno before and after runs, Revo certainly makes the numbers however it's how the car drives and performs that's far more important than numbers, interesting read - http://www.revotechnik.com/support/technical/peak-power-figures-explained / http://www.revotechnik.com/support/technical/rolling-roads-explained


Specific RS3 details shown here - http://www.revotechnik.com/product-details/software/audi/rs3/272/stage-1/
 

chungster

Registered User
I can't understand what the problem is with paying £720 for a premium limited product on what would likely be a 40K plus car.
There aren't that many RS3's around so the market is small, I am sure a lot of time and effort has gone into sorting the map.

It is funny really - it's like people who buy a high performance car then fill it up with supermarket 95 Ron fuel, or replace the factory tyres with some LingLongs.

Revo's product speaks for itself IMO and worth every penny.
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
I can't understand what the problem is with paying £720 for a premium limited product on what would likely be a 40K plus car.
There aren't that many RS3's around so the market is small, I am sure a lot of time and effort has gone into sorting the map.

I am not saying it isn't worth £720, I am just saying surely there is a balance between more purchasers and a higher price, and is that balance at £720?
 

mudfish

Registered User
Steve, could u share more performance results like 0-100, 100-200, or quarter mile...
I thought it's more persuadable
 

Revo Steve-W

Registered User
Steve, could u share more performance results like 0-100, 100-200, or quarter mile...
I thought it's more persuadable

Sure, as I say once we get dry enough conditions to get some serious power down, then we'll update you guys.
We test in the real world and figures are what we see on V-Box, rather than picked out the air.

In the meantime, if you have an RS3 I suggest visiting your local dealer, getting the file loaded and experiencing the the blistering performance for yourself, which counts far more than numbers!

Remember that we are so confident in the Revo software that we even offer a 30 day money back guarantee, returning your car to stock and refunding you in full if you're not 100% satisfied.
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
Sure, as I say once we get dry enough conditions to get some serious power down, then we'll update you guys.
We test in the real world and figures are what we see on V-Box, rather than picked out the air.

In the meantime, if you have an RS3 I suggest visiting your local dealer, getting the file loaded and experiencing the the blistering performance for yourself, which counts far more than numbers!

Remember that we are so confident in the Revo software that we even offer a 30 day money back guarantee, returning your car to stock and refunding you in full if you're not 100% satisfied.

Any possibility that Revo will look at software that can allow fueling on the overrun to allow for crackles/pops from the exhaust after lifting off the accelerator? We know it can be done as Audi have obviously programmed the car to do this on change down of gears when in Dynamic, but not in any other mode so clearly it is a software restriction.
 

Grant

Registered User
Any possibility that Revo will look at software that can allow fueling on the overrun to allow for crackles/pops from the exhaust after lifting off the accelerator? We know it can be done as Audi have obviously programmed the car to do this on change down of gears when in Dynamic, but not in any other mode so clearly it is a software restriction.
Would you pay £599+vat for crackles/pops on overrun?
 

chungster

Registered User
Sure if you asked one of those £399 tuners they will happily do this for you (with no R&D on it to see what happens to the engine internally over time)

Revo I very much doubt will bother with anything like this - just not the type of thing they want to be associated with IMO
 

XPOWER

Registered User
Does the remap have to be applied by a Revo dealer or can I just buy a Revo Serial Port Switch (SPS) and apply the remap myself?
I like the thought of applying the remap myself when I collect the car and never driving a standard RS3.
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
Sure if you asked one of those £399 tuners they will happily do this for you (with no R&D on it to see what happens to the engine internally over time)

Revo I very much doubt will bother with anything like this - just not the type of thing they want to be associated with IMO

lol
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
Would you pay £599+vat for crackles/pops on overrun?

Absolutely. I just want the car to make a more authentic noise rather than being restricted by Audi fuel saving. Anyone who has ever owned a raw sports car will know what I mean.
 

Grant

Registered User
Does the remap have to be applied by a Revo dealer or can I just buy a Revo Serial Port Switch (SPS) and apply the remap myself?
I like the thought of applying the remap myself when I collect the car and never driving a standard RS3.
SPS only switches between maps.

Only Revo dealers can apply or remove the map to the ECU.
 

Revo Steve-W

Registered User
Does the remap have to be applied by a Revo dealer or can I just buy a Revo Serial Port Switch (SPS) and apply the remap myself?
I like the thought of applying the remap myself when I collect the car and never driving a standard RS3.

Yes as above, the SPS is purely an optional firmware switch which switches the Revo software file once loaded onto your ECU.

All Revo software is loaded by an experienced dealer who will be a VAG specialist too, this enables them to confirm the health of the vehicle prior to loading software, then data log and set the car up on the road to suit requirements, adjusting for knock etc.

As above, we tune for driveability and performance, rather than around gimmicks.
 

nervus

Registered User
Any possibility that Revo will look at software that can allow fueling on the overrun to allow for crackles/pops from the exhaust after lifting off the accelerator? We know it can be done as Audi have obviously programmed the car to do this on change down of gears when in Dynamic, but not in any other mode so clearly it is a software restriction.

@EddieRS3 - MTM Have that software available on their website for around 600 Euros:

http://www.mtm-online.de/en/products?FZID=RS38VSB270Q&KIT=m-msr25

As far I can fathom its software to overfuel and give the pops and crackles on over run like an Anti-lag system. I'm not sure what effect this will have on the turbo longevity though!
 

nervus

Registered User
Exactly TX - However, I'd be more worried about the turbo life. AL systems kill the service life, in fact the 1980's Rally S1's changed turbos every stage!
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
I very much doubt that they are offering anti lag for £600 when their remap box costs over double that! But 20% fuel economy is pretty high to lose. And like you guys have said... Longevity of what they do to the car we don't really know yet !
 

Arcam

Registered User
I know this has been touched on lightly but a proper answer was not posted AFAIK, how does the Revo software "play" with Drive Select?
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
I know this has been touched on lightly but a proper answer was not posted AFAIK, how does the Revo software "play" with Drive Select?

Map is constantly on, just like it currently is standard. The map is the same on all modes regardless of dynamic or comfort, it's only the gear changes that change!
 

josedebardi

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Map is constantly on, just like it currently is standard. The map is the same on all modes regardless of dynamic or comfort, it's only the gear changes that change!


As per my post above this is not the case. The car overfuels on downshift ONLY in Dynamic - hence the question on how the map works with Drive Select to which we have yet to get a response.
 

Arcam

Registered User
Map is constantly on, just like it currently is standard. The map is the same on all modes regardless of dynamic or comfort, it's only the gear changes that change!

Thanks for the quick reply, I have the dynamic plus pack on mine and things like the exhaust note can be changed, so the normal select stuff will work as "normal" then?
 

EddieRS3

Registered User
Yeah it will be exactly like it is now, except just faster in each of the modes. The map they put on is not a "switchable" map as such.
 
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