Category Archives: Standalone Engine Management

Vi-PEC Plug & Play ECUs for 2001-2005 Mini Cooper S (R53) are here!

Vi-PEC has been building some incredible plug & play ECUs of late. Their newest is for the 2001-2005 Mini Cooper S, a car that Apex is very familiar with.  We worked on our first Vi-PEC-Mini installation with Jan from Revolution … Continue reading

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Vi-PEC Releases Plug & Play for E36 BMW M50TUB25 – Now with Digital Knock Control!

We’re become big fans of the Vi-PEC line of ECUs.  Our own Tim Whitteridge runs a plug & play on his EVO9.  We’ve put some in the hands of high-end engine builders who have been very impressed with the features … Continue reading

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BMW Store E92 M3 takes on the 25 Hours of Thunderhill for the 3rd time with Apex Speed Technology

Its been 3 years since we did our first E92 M3 Standalone System, which allow the cars to be fully tuned including VANOS & drive by wire, while eliminating all of the heavy and restrictive stock electronic systems.  We were … Continue reading

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Unveiling of the Newest Singer Porsche

Its been a long few weeks for Apex’s Tim Whitteridge, point-man for the Singer Porsche project.  He’s been re-engineering the 25 year old Porsche 964 electrical system to provide modern levels of functionality and reliability – a task which involves … Continue reading

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Apex Speed Technology & E30 BMW M3s

Apex Speed Technology is just finishing its 10th S14/E30 M3 engine management system kit, and we’re very proud of their success.   We’ve done cars with Pectel, MOTEC & Vi-PEC ECUs, with everything to the stock distributor on a nearly … Continue reading

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Vi-PEC ECUs 2011 – Apex Reports from SEMA

Apex is not new to Vi-PEC at all, having used them in some demanding, high-end andcustom applications.  One of our first customers was Formula 1, Indycar and NASCAR legend Dan Gurney, who used one to control his personal Alligator motorcycle.  … Continue reading

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AEM Infinity ECU Preview- Apex reports from SEMA 2011

I just got back from the SEMA show, where we met with some of our favorite suppliers and saw their new products for 2012.  One of the most interesting is the AEM Infinity ECU.  Apex is arranging a test in … Continue reading

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Piper “Franken Bimmer” and Neel from Apex will be at Bimmerfest East this Saturday, Aug 6th

The Franken Bimmer is probably one of the best known projects we’ve ever done.  Its a completely re-engineered E30 BMW M3 featuring a V10 out of a modern M5, front and rear suspension out of a current generation M3, and … Continue reading

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Microtec Plug & Play equipped Ducati 996/ST3 “Pantera”

About a year ago, a gentleman named Rex from San Diego emailed me to discuss a motorcycle project he was working on.  He was talking about putting a 3-valve, air-cooled Ducati ST3 motor in a 996 chassis.  As a Ducati … Continue reading

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Products we love – what we like about the Pectel ECUs. Part 1: Hardware.

This is the first in a series we’re starting about products we love.  We at Apex Speed Technology always stress that we seek to provide our customers the best products available for their project.  In keeping with this, I’m going … Continue reading

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