A huge congratulations to Bobby Thompson who brought home his Team HARD prepared VW Golf at Donington Park to win the 2017 Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup.
Shark Performance tuned all of Team HARD's cars this season and it's a great testament to our tuning to see our cars win races and indeed the championship!
· What is a remap?
Put simply, a remap is a recalibration of the car's Engine Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to provide more power.
· Why would I want a remap?
There are many reasons, some more obvious than others. As a remap increases the power output of the engine, there are many advantages. Your vehicle will be quicker, flat spots in the rev range can be eliminated and believe it or not, your fuel econom..
06 September 2017
New Information For Immediate Release
UK tuning house Shark Performance have partnered with Silicon Valley automotive technology firm Gluon Solutions.
Gluon Solutions have engineered a new tuning, diagnostics, monitoring and fleet management dashboard system enabling Shark Performance to expand their capability and reach, particularly in the remote diagnostics and tuning arena.
Shark Performance Managing Director, Ben Wardle, said "Working with Gluon will ena..
Its been a while!
Whats new in the world of Shark Performance? We have moved!!
We are now located at
Unit 11 Flexspace
Milenium Business Park
Same phone number as before 01623 332233
Today has been mostly a mechanical fixing day, with the day kicking off with a service and an MOT on a Daihatsu Terios, which passed its test with flying colours after we’d completed the service.
Shark Automotive is our sister company and specialises in repairs and servicing of your vehicle. Give them a call on 01623 332233 to book your car in.
We also had a returning customer in for an update map on their Cupra K1, the cars EGR was misbehaving and the owner had decided it was ti..
Today we were visited by Ian Billet, who’s the Head Scrutineer for the Volkswagen Cup and VAG Trophy, thanks to this visit we are now the official series regulation dyno for the VW Cup and VAG Trophy and our own Danny Spencer is an official Judge of Fact when it comes down to the power testing of the cars in the cup, of which we are alsp an approved tuner for. This is exciting times for us especially with race season fast approaching, each week we will see the cars of variou..
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We’ve had a fairly busy couple of days, Monday was by far one of the busiest remapping days we’ve had this year.
First off on Monday we had a customer come in who’s Skoda Superb had been back to Skoda for the emissions recall. With this recall our map had been completely wiped. Customer provided us with proof of purchase for the map and it was reinstalled completely free of charge. Please get in touch if your car is facing the dreaded recall to book in for..
Today has been a fairly busy day in the Shark Tank.
We have had a Ford Kuga in for a DPF removal, the customer had tried several different local garages who had tried and failed to revive the DPF on his Kuga. He was finally recommended a removal and pointed towards us. The car left here behaving like it should and the customer a happy man!
Give us a call today to find out if we can service your DPF. 01623 332233
We have also been repairing a Ford Transit ST with a ne..
We are pleased to announce that VW Racing Products are now available from our online store!
Type in your registration on our homescreem to find out what OEM+ parts are available for your VAG Platform!
Hump Day Wednesday
Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Sharks Fin, a detailed blog of what the members of Shark Performance get up to!
Today we have had a Skoda Superb II in for remapping, the car had previously been mapped by us but due to a service recall the map had been wiped. We reinstall the software after this (and with proof of purchase) for free!
The map we re-flashed took the car from 170bhp and 350nm to 205bhp and 420nm of torque; the torque is where you really notice the..
Welcome to a catch-up edition of the Shark Performance Blog, mainly due to Monday being incredibly busy and me not having time to blog!
So to recap Monday, which turned out to be an Audi day, we had a customer drop off his Audi A4 Avant for a stage 1 remap, we also advised an ITG replacement performance air filter, this swaps the traditional paper filter for a foam and mesh filter, allowing much greater movement of air into the engine. There are some m..
Entry Friday 20th January 17
Happy Friday to all you lucky people who work Monday to Friday! This morning commenced with a dance around to McFly’s Star Girl (true Chris Moyles style!)
We have been quite busy to day at with smaller jobs for customers.
The other part of the day has been spent fine tuning a map on a customers 5 door Astra SRI Turbo, this things running some pretty impressive equipment and makes all of the right ‘Choo-Choo’ noises from the Turbo, we expect to see ..
Captains Log: Thursday 17th January 2017
Today has been a good day all round here at Shark, plenty of cars in for remaps and some old favourties having parts fitted!
A C30 D5 has been successfully mapped with Shark Stage 1 Software, this takes the 5 pot diesel from 180bhp and 350nm to a gracious 215bhp and 450nm. These diesels pull like trains once mapped and can be expanded further up to Stage 2 and 3 software! A great performance diesel with good economy!
Remap information HERE
Shark Performance Blog entry 2!
Today we have spent mostly spring cleaning, we found a great use for some signage we brought back from Autosport - along our dyno room wall! We think it looks great!
We also had an Audi A3 Cabriolet in for both a service and remapping. During the service we were surprised to find the airbox filter had not been changed since 2011, even though the car has been serviced regularly! After the service we began remapping the 2.0Tdi engine from a modest 170bhp t..
Welcome to the new Shark Performance blog - The Shark's Fin.
Here we will be detailing what we get upto on a day to day basis and give you the customer an insight into what makes Shark tick.
Today's entry Tuesday the 17th:
Today we have been mostly catching ourselves after Autosport International show at the weekend, we’ve just about got everything unpacked and back into place ready for the rest of the shows throughout the year.
The fund for our Photogra..
Shark Performance are pleased to announce that we are an approved tuner for the Volkswagen Racing Cup for the third year running, and in addition we will be sponsoring the series this year!
Following the success of so many drivers with Shark tuned cars, we have been invited back once again to be an approved tuner. Look out for Shark livery on the cars this year!
2016 Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup Calendar
30/01 April/May - Rockingham - Double Header
28/30 May - Oulton Park..
We are pleased to present our all-new mega shiny website! The new site includes options such as registration (VRM) lookup to quickly find your car, online booking, dynamic dyno plots, partnered products and more!
Enter your registration above or choose your car from the new spangly menu system and see what we have in store for you.
Thanks for shopping with Shark!
Tuning now available for the VAG 2.0TDI Common Rail (EA288) CUPA 184PS engine.
Shark Performance is proud to announce the release of our 100% OBD tuning solution for the new 2.0TDI 184bhp 2.0TDI engine. This engine can be found in the new Volkswagen Golf 7 GTD, Seat Leon FR, Audi A3 and the Skoda Octavia vRS.
The development process started almost a year ago, when we acquired our Skoda Octavia vRS III for the purposes of developing new tuning software and hardware products for VW's new M..