Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

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Taz
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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Taz » Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 pm

At the risk of being seen as totally stupid (ok, you don’t have to agree so quickly), what does retro fitted SC actually give? I would like to know as it may be something I would consider in my Macan Turbo.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?


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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Paul » Tue May 15, 2018 10:57 pm

Taz wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 pm
At the risk of being seen as totally stupid (ok, you don’t have to agree so quickly), what does retro fitted SC actually give? I would like to know as it may be something I would consider in my Macan Turbo.
Give you most of the factory fit option apart from the clock on the dash (and the slightly lower rpm in launch control as pointed out above)
ie, really, really shortened throttle travel, harder gear changes, remapping of change parameters so the car feels alot more agressive.......but no more power☹️
Sport plus is to sport what sport is to comfort (if that makes sense?)
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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by goron59 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:58 am

Paul wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Taz wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 pm
At the risk of being seen as totally stupid (ok, you don’t have to agree so quickly), what does retro fitted SC actually give? I would like to know as it may be something I would consider in my Macan Turbo.
Give you most of the factory fit option apart from the clock on the dash (and the slightly lower rpm in launch control as pointed out above)
ie, really, really shortened throttle travel, harder gear changes, remapping of change parameters so the car feels alot more agressive.......but no more power☹️
Sport plus is to sport what sport is to comfort (if that makes sense?)
You also get extra PCM modes for telemetry recording and display, which means if you make 14 trips to Tescos in one journey, you can see which is your fastest lap on the map, and export the data on SD card.
Although you don't get the physical stopwatch clock thingy on the dashboard, you do get the 'chrono' stopwatch feature on the MFD (little screen to the right on the instrument cluster).


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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Taz » Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 am

Sounds good, thank you.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?


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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Greddyuk » Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 pm

Just to let you know - i have sussed out the launch control - i confirm that it does work! Need to slam down on brake and immediately slam down on accelerator - Launch control pops out - took me 2-3 tries - as i werent quick enough at first.

Paul is correct - the throttle only gets to 3500-4000rpm - rather than 5000rpm. But the launch and effect is still good.
There is a Chronos on the PCM and also on the MFD - which i think is the same as the stopwatch.

However - the reason i opted for Sports Plus to be retrofitted - was not because i want to Launch Control at every red light... but mainly it was a much responsive and better ride than sports mode. Sports mode lowers the gear by 1 when kicked down. Sports plus lowers the gears by 2. and i feel is much responsive on the PDK.


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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Radas.Rob » Wed May 16, 2018 6:40 pm

Had it retrofitted on my SD paid £600.00
Used it twice 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by JKNHants » Fri May 18, 2018 3:50 pm

Also had it retrofitted on my MY17 last year at just over £600. Useful for overtakes and Yorkshire vales as the lazy man's paddle substitute. It may be some years before I get to use all the facilities the car offers although Scotland promises some amusing moments later this year. Ours now 2 years old and as thrilling as the day I took delivery.
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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Tom 2000 » Fri May 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Greddyuk wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Just to let you know - i have sussed out the launch control - i confirm that it does work! Need to slam down on brake and immediately slam down on accelerator - Launch control pops out - took me 2-3 tries - as i werent quick enough at first.

Paul is correct - the throttle only gets to 3500-4000rpm - rather than 5000rpm. But the launch and effect is still good.
There is a Chronos on the PCM and also on the MFD - which i think is the same as the stopwatch.

However - the reason i opted for Sports Plus to be retrofitted - was not because i want to Launch Control at every red light... but mainly it was a much responsive and better ride than sports mode. Sports mode lowers the gear by 1 when kicked down. Sports plus lowers the gears by 2. and i feel is much responsive on the PDK.
I tried this launch Control business today at a quiet traffic light. More of a hard hold on the brake than a quick stab. Revs got quite high. Just then a fiesta came up beside me and feeling a right cock I let her take off.
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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by Guy » Fri May 18, 2018 8:32 pm

^ You 'let her take off' what? :D


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Re: Sport Plus Retrofit MY2017

Post by oldpilot » Fri May 18, 2018 8:47 pm

Hello Tom 2000

When I was introduced to Launch Control at my PEC event last summer, the instructor had me pointed down the straight with the left foot hard on the brake and the right foot hard on the loud pedal. At the appropriate moment I was ordered to let go the brake - and we launched...........

Being used to throwing a 747 down 12000ft of tarmac, I was well impressed (but the car didn't weigh 400 tonnes). All in all an interesting experience, but I didn't specify Launch Control on my new Macan.


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