Superchips boosts Ford's turbo petrol engine

Mark Nichol

Superchips, the car tuning company that shares its name with Gateshead's finest kebab house, has worked its magic on the Ford 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, unleashing lots more power with little effort.

Little effort on the part of the buyer, that is, because getting the power is a simple DIY job. The buyer simply plugs the chip into the car's diagnostic port and follows some on-screen instructions.