Big Mac improved – upgrading the chassis of our Mclaren 570GT

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 in Chassis Setup, Dyno Tuning, Engine, Exhaust, McLaren

 We are working on an increasing number of Mclarens for both servicing and upgrades.  Now the prices are becoming more affordable and customers know we can look after them we are seeing a number of our good clients from BMW, GT-R and performance car owners in general moving into them as an exhilarating weekend car. We […]

Porsche 718 GTS & GT4 Exhaust Development

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 in Engine, Exhaust, Fabrication, Porsche

 Where once we used to develop an exhaust primarily for improving performance, we are now increasingly looking at ways of enhancing the character of the exhaust note.  The latest 718 Porsche GTS & GT4 models are a prime example of a stunning engine that loses much of its character and excitement through its’ muted exhaust. […]

Ecutek Nissan GT-R software – Now with Live tuning!

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 in Dyno Tuning, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan

 The work that ECUTEK has put into improving their already market leading software is nothing sort of astonishing!  We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with Ecutek from their start back in 2002 and since then the two companies have worked incredibly closely with Litchfield often suppling their development cars and help with […]

Michelin Track Connect Tyre Testing

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 in Chassis Setup, Nissan, Porsche

Tuesday saw us invited by Michelin to test their new Track Connect Cup 2 tyres at the famous Silverstone GP.  The innovative Track Connect system provides live data about the pressure and temperature of each tyre whilst providing recommending pressures and adjustment information.These special Cup2 tyres use in-built sensors to constantly relay the performance back […]

BMW F8x M3,M4 & M2 Competition Crank Hub issue

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 in BMW

You have probably read on the internet and various forums about the ‘Crank Hub issue’ which affects the 3 litre S55 engine found in the F8x BMW M3 and M4, and the M2 Competition models. The question you are probably asking as an owner, is should you be concerned? The answer unfortunately is yes as […]

Litchfield Custom Fabrication

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, February 8th, 2019 in Fabrication

There’s a lot of talk about British manufacturing at the moment – and I think we all know why. Whichever side of the B****t fence you sit on, Litchfield’s policy is very clear – to continue to invest heavily in home-grown engineering to allow us to engineer the best products and conversions in the market […]

Autosport International Show 2019

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 in Alpine, GT-R, Nissan, Paint Protection

January saw us once again exhibit at the Autosport International Show in the NEC. This large show gives us an ideal starting point to the year where we are able to catch up with many of our suppliers and customers over the four days and discuss the year ahead. This year we displayed our Nissan GT-R […]

Head Games

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Monday, December 24th, 2018 in GT-R, Nissan

We’re always looking for ways to improve. With our latest delivery of CNC cylinder heads for our Nissan GT-R builds we transform how quickly we can produce our engines.We have been building expectational GT-R engines for years but these take a long time to produce to the standard we expect.  The cylinder heads in particular […]

Alpine A110 ECU tuning

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, November 9th, 2018 in Alpine, Dyno Tuning

We love our Alpine A110. We have spent a decent amount of time with the car since it arrived earlier in the Summer and this included taking it to the Nurburgring to see how it performed on the most demanding of tracks. It was brilliant but there is always remove for improvement.The Alpine’s lightweight construction, […]

2018 Nurburgring trip – Anthony’s LM1 RS

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 in Chassis Setup, Dyno Tuning, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan, Nurburgring, Paint Protection, Suspension

 Our 2018 Nurburgring trip marked the second time that Anthony Gaylard’s LM1 RS has been to this famous circuit.  To give a bit of background on this project the freshly built car was first driven at Spa and the ‘Ring in autumn 2017.  This epic 5 day test came after a successful shakedown at Silverstone […]

Litchfield GT-R Track Edition

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in Chassis Setup, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan, Paint Protection, Suspension

 The Litchfield Track Edition is a GT-R you can buy from us right now and we believe this Track Edition is the sweet spot in the Nissan GT-R range. The car is built on the same production line as the full GT-R Nismo so receives the stiffer bodyshell, Nismo chassis components, Nismo wheel hubs, Nismo […]

2018 Nürburgring Trip

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in Alpine, Chassis Setup, GT-R, Nissan, Paint Protection, Porsche, Suspension

For this year’s Nurburgring trip we had a number of cars we wanted to test; our brand new 2018 Litchfield Track Edition GT-R and our long term LM1 RS track car, which featured our billet 4.6 litre engine ready for cooling and lubrication checks.  We also treated this car with a full colour change to Nissan Storm […]

Litchfield Paint Protection Spray – Liquid Wrap!

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 in Paint Protection

As many of our regular customers will have seen we have been busy updating our facility to allow us to add a significant option to our list of services.   We now offer a new Paint Protection Spray – or PPS for short.One of the great joys of working in this industry is being constantly exposed […]

Cool Porsche – Carrera 3.0T Tuning Begins

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Monday, June 25th, 2018 in Akrapovic, Dyno Tuning, ECU Remap, Exhaust, Porsche

We love our 911 T but if there is one thing it’s missing is a little extra fire power and acoustic drama from its 3.0T engine.All of the 991.2 Carrera range share the same engine but they vary in power output and turbo size. The standard Carrera and T produce a claimed 370 PS, the […]

Litchfield Clubsport Suspension & Handling kit

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in Chassis Setup, GT-R, Nissan, Suspension

Developing new products is one of the most satisfying parts of our business, there is always something new to learn, we get to work with some incredible experts, testing usually involves nice cars at high speed and we end up with a solution that make are real improvement.  A case in point is the testing […]

Testing Times! Litchfield GT-R V.6 Traction Control

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in Chassis Setup, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan

We are always looking to push the limits of what we can offer our customers and with the launch of our Version 6 software and unique Ecutek Bluetooth interface we took the opportunity to revisit our already successful Nissan GT-R calibrations. What better way to do that than a couple of days at the famous […]

A Detailed Look At A GT-R Engine Build

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 in GT-R, Nissan

We thought it might be of use to explain what goes into one of our GT-R engine builds as many customers are looking for either repair, take preventative measures or simply would like to have more power than the standard engine will take.This article will hopefully explain in more detail some of what we have […]

Mike Newman & Litchfield Break Blind Land Speed Record and Top 200mph

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 in GT-R, Nissan

Elvington, York, UK; Multiple Guinness World Record holder Mike Newman added another incredible achievement to his tally of blind speed records yesterday – by achieving his 11 year dream to drive solo at over 200 mph.In a highly-tuned Nissan GT-R, prepared by technical partners Litchfield, Mike blasted over the 1.8 mile runway at Elvington airfield to […]

Rob Huff’s LM700 GT-R

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, March 1st, 2013 in Akrapovic, Alcon, Engine, Exhaust, GT-R, Nissan, Stage Upgrade, Suspension

In 2013, Rob Huff approached Litchfield with the desire to improve his own Nissan GTR.  Rob found his way to Litchfield through recommendations from friends in motorsport.  We are fortunate to have built a great reputation over the years within the motorsport community with a host of team bosses and top flight Formula 1, Touring […]

World and British Touring Car Driver Tom Chilton’s Stage 4 upgrade

Posted by Iain Litchfield on Friday, March 1st, 2013 in Alcon, ECU Remap, GT-R, Nissan, Stage Upgrade, Suspension

World Touring Car driver Tom Chilton first came to us at the end of 2012 seeking improvements on his own Nissan GTR. As Tom uses the car for his ‘Hot Laps’ passenger rides a key requirement was performance and reliability.The standard Nissan GTR brakes perform well under normal road conditions but can fade and wilt […]