Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France, Metropolitan
County: Hauts de Seine
Novitec gp1 ??
This NOVITEC GP1 looks very interesting, what do you think?
Product information "Novitec GP1"
Type of certificate no certificate required
Novitec GP1 additional module for a more direct response of your Alfa's or Fiat's engine.
Only suitable for gas with electric accelerator pedal.
Just plug it in, no soldering required, even a layman can mount and dismount the auxiliary control unit.
Functions and Results
Modern vehicles are frequently equipped with an electronic accelerator pedal which signals the pedal position as an electronic impulse to the engine control unit. The ECM then directly controls the throttle and the quantity of fuel which is injeceted.
In order to meet the increasingly stringent emission limits and to realize low fuel consumption for the standard tests by the manufacturers, they always use the "sluggish" characteristics programme. No matter how the driver steps on the accelerator, he/she will never be able to circumvent the manufacturers "damping" programming.
This is where the Novitec GP1 comes into play. It optimizes the accelerator pedal signal so that the engine control unit is forced to conform to another control function.
By means of this optimization that "dampening effect" will vanish and the GP1 achieves a more direct and faster response.
The car now reacts more lively and is a lot more fun to drive, and even feels as if it has more power.
However the GP1 is not an engine tuning, the operation is comparable with the DNA switch (Alfa) and the Sport button (Fiat).
Even if it does feel like an increase in engine performance, the GP1 will not raise the engine's power output.
Nethertheless, the GP1 can be used in combination with the Novitec Powerjet 3 (for TB / TBi engines) and Powerrail 5 (for JTD engines) - they harmonize perfectly with the GP1.
Since there is no increase in engine performance the GP1 is free from registration and does not need any certificates.
By means of a small switch that is best positioned in the region around the steering column, you can select one of three possible levels.
•LED glows white: no optimization - serial status
•LED glows green: by 40 % faster response
•LED glows red: by 75 % faster response
When you start the car, the middle level is automatically activated.