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.
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, powertrain, and vehicle combination. Hypertech created the
original Power Chips to recalibrate these electronic “brains”
for improved performance.
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 of code!
the Power Programmer to access this “flash” memory and
download the Hypertech Power Tuning program directly into the ECU’s
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 rearend ratios. A Hypertech Power Programmer
is really the most powerful and versatile tool a performance enthusiast
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.
As the power
of digital systems expands, Hypertech will continue to design and
manufacture power tuning products that are on the cutting edge of