is a technology-driven company with a unique status in the
aftermarket industry. Unlike other speed equipment manufacturers
that produce hard parts like camshafts and cylinder heads,
our core product is knowledge the ability to tune the complex
computers that control essential functions in modern automobiles.
We have invested in people, not machinery. The knowledge and
skill of the Hypertech team are our most valuable assets.
Our staff of engineers and technicians has degrees in a variety
of disciplines, including electrical engineering, computer
science, and mechanical engineering. Hypertech people know
computers from the inside out! The Hypertech team is passionate
about performance. We have racers, hot rodders, and performance
enthusiasts on our staff. You'll find modified trucks and
street machines in our employee parking lot. We build project
cars and use our trucks for towing on weekends. We come from
different backgrounds, but we have all learned to appreciate
the tremendous power of electronic engine controls to improve
performance on the street as well as on the race track.
is the technology leader in High-performance engine tuning
computer-controlled vehicles. Electronic engine controls have
evolved rapidly since their introduction in the early ’80s.
Hypertech has kept pace with these rapid advances in technology
by developing power tuning products that take advantage of
the capabilities of these electronic controls. Early automotive
computers used replaceable PROMs or “chips" to
calibrate the Electronic Control Module (ECM) for a specific
engine, power train, and vehicle combination. Hypertech created
the original Power Chips to recalibrate these electronic “brains"
for improved performance.
generations of Electronic Control Units (ECU) eliminated calibration
chips. Instead, engine tuning information is stored in the
unit's programmable memory. In addition to controlling
basic engine functions, microprocessors now monitor and govern
a wide range of systems, including the transmission, brakes,
instrument panel, emission controls, and heating/air conditioning.
For comparison, the code stored in an early chip would fill
one page; now a typical ECU contains more than 1,600 pages
created the Power Programmer to access this “flash"
memory and download the Hypertech Power Tuning program directly
into the ECU's programmable memory.
to controlling engine functions such as air/fuel mixture,
spark timing, and maximum rpm, these highly evolved ECUs also
regulate transmission shift points and firmness, limit top
speed, and display speedometer and odometer readings. Hypertech
engineers were able to use these capabilities to provide additional
features for enthusiasts. The Power Programmer is much more
than a tuning chip it is a self-contained automotive
tuning computer. The Power Programmer automatically installs
the powerful Hypertech tuning program. It also allows enthusiasts
to access and reprogram the vehicle's computer to function
properly with aftermarket components such as non-stock wheels,
tires, and rear end ratios. A Hypertech Power Programmer is
really the most powerful and versatile tool a performance
enthusiast can own!
Hypertech Power Tuning products span the spectrum of automotive
technology. We continue to offer our famous Power Chips for
older vehicles while constantly updating our Power Programmers
for the latest cars and trucks on the market.
power of digital systems expands, Hypertech will continue
to design and manufacture power tuning products that are on
the cutting edge of technology.