December 26, 2006

A.W.E. Tuning Wins 2006 Eurotuner Magazine Tuner Grand Prix
Source: A.W.E. Tuning
Additional Text and Video by: AudiWorld Staff

In mid-October a diverse group of mostly Audi / VW tuners turned out in Southern California for Eurotuner Magazine's annual Tuner Grand Prix competition. Although the magazine itself doesn't bill the event as having a clear winner and clear losers, the competition is fierce nonetheless. Tuners are given points for dyno results, for a quarter mile run and for running the fastest lap at Streets of Willow.

From twelve different tuning houses came everything from an Audi 80 quattro to a TT to various VW's (three R32's, a Golf and a GTI). A Mini Cooper S, Lotus Elise and Ford Focus SE were also thrown in as wildcard entries.

AudiWorld was not only in attendance for the entire event, but our own Neil McGarry was one of the drivers for what would be the winning entry from A.W.E. Tuning. Be sure to check out the in-car video of Chip Herr driving the 2001 S4 at Streets of Willow.

A.W.E. Tuning Press Release

Willow Grove, PA. (December 22nd, 2006) – A.W.E. Tuning is pleased to announce their 2001 Audi 2.7T S4 entry has won the 2006 Eurotuner Magazine Tuner Grand Prix. The event was held October 10-12th in Southern California, and included dynamometer tests, 1/4 mile runs at Los Angeles Country Raceway, and fastest lap competitions at the Streets of Willow.

Powered by a custom A.W.E. Tuning RSK04 turbo kit and a host of other A.W.E. Tuning performance upgrades, this is a proven package that has powered the last three Eurotuner Grand Prix champion cars. Power isn’t everything, however, and we have to give a big thanks to our friends who assisted us in the project. It takes a team to win:

  • Brent Mattraw provided the car, and his endless enthusiasm and late nights preparing the car with Jeff Moss showed Brent meant business at this year’s event. We are proud to have Brent as a member of the A.W.E. Tuning family.
  • Jeff Moss from Torque Factory (www.torque-factory.com) continues to impress us, as he prepared and fine-tuned the entire vehicle on his own time. Extremely familiar with A.W.E. Tuning power upgrades and performance products in general, Jeff Moss stepped up to the plate once again to prepare the event-winning vehicle.
  • Stasis Engineering (www.stasisengineering.com) provided the suspension and brake components, and special thanks to Stasis driver Chip Herr and Audiworld’s Neil McGarry (www.audiworld.com) for piloting the car.
  • G.I.A.C. software (www.giacusa.com) powers all A.W.E. Tuning power kits, and we owe them yet another pat on the back for making the best software in the business. Well done Garrett, Andrew, and Team.

    While the car did not achieve a first place victory in any category, a perfectly balanced car was the key to success as planned. Scoring second place on the dynamometer tests and placing third in both the 1/4 mile and fastest lap competitions guaranteed a top place finish.

    Thank you once again to all our supporters and partners in helping propel A.W.E. Tuning to victory. For more information on A.W.E. Tuning, please visit our website: http://www.awe-tuning.com

    For additional details on the event and Eurotuner Magazine, please visit: http://www.eurotuner.com

    A.W.E. Tuning is the leading provider of performance products for Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles from G.I.A.C., B&M Shifters, Bailey Motorsport, Bilstein, Borla, Brembo, H&R Springs, Ross-Tech, CPP, HRE, BBS, Moton, and of course, our own line of A.W.E. Tuning products.

    Resources:
  • Eurotuner Tuner Grand Prix 2006 Article (PDF courtesy of A.W.E. Tuning)
  • Video: Chip Herr at Streets of Willow
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  • Featured Car Template on Brent Mattraw's 2001 S4 (PDF)