Stage 3

Power Torque
Stock 300ps 280lbft
REVO Stage 3 Software from 455ps to 520ps from 368lbft to 428lbft

NOTE: Power is dependant on Fuel Quality, Performance Settings and Conditions, if you hover over the you can see power information in PS, BHP and KW


In addition this software works with the REVO SPS (sold seperately), SPS Modes for this software: 4 Performance Modes - more info


Revo offers some of the most substantial performance increases on the market, however, only the driven know that peak figures form part of a much bigger picture and are never the sole focus during Revo’s development process; it’s all about the drive. Only Revo offers a perfect balance of performance, economy and engine longevity.

The Revo tuning philosophy ensures that impressive performance benefits are balanced with useable, reliable power delivery that enhances the way your vehicle drives. Development on the road and racetrack as well as testing in controlled dyno conditions gives you a clearer picture of the performance you can expect from Revo ECU Software. Testing in this way plays an important role in ensuring the highest quality products and delivering the driving experience expected.


Combining Revo's expertise in hardware design, development, testing and manufacture with Revo Performance Software the outcome is a complete package to rival anything from an OEM Manufacturer. The IS38 ETR Turbo upgrade is designed to provide a completely reliable solution giving up to 520BHP/580NM on EA888 Gen3 vehicles running on stock engine internals.

Enhancing the vehicle with Revo ECU Software gives you much more than just an increase in power and torque. It feels more responsive and offers a huge improvement throughout the whole rev range, something that only the driven will understand and demand.

Only Revo performance ECU Software maintains factory safety levels and additional driving features. You can also choose between four pre-set fuel quality modes depending on which fuel you use. The Revo SPS Software Switch is also available separately, which can be used to quickly switch between a low boost mode and 3 other performance modes for 97, 98 and 100ron fuel quality.

Big power, made simple

Performance and Power packages from Revo are designed for those who want the ultimate experience; refined drivability, exhilarating power delivery and crisp response low down and at the red-line. With a full suite of hardware and performance software available, we’ve created a tuning solution unlike any other. With everything you’ll need installed and set up by one of our Authorised Dealers, we’ve taken the guesswork out of tuning.

Designed for the most driven among us, we’ve designed and extensively tested a full package of supporting products required to run the Revo IS38ETR Turbo and performance ECU Software. Utilising the enhancements made by the Performance Pack, the only limitation is your right foot and how hard you’re willing to push it. Perfected for track and refined for the road, only Revo offers big power without a compromise on day-to-day driveability. Our strict tuning ethos offers the perfect balance of performance, driveability and economy, without sacrificing engine longevity.

Revo Performance Pack


This package, which is also available individually includes the Revo Carbon Series Air Intake System, Intercooler and Intercooler Pipe Upgrade Kit.

Add to this the Revo IS38ETR Turbo and performance ECU Software and you’ll be enjoying over 500HP and 580NM.


Software Features



Switchable software for 4 performance modes.3


Boost is limited until safe oil temperature is reached.


Enhanced engine cooling and oil temperature management.


The top speed limit for this vehicle has been removed.


RPM Limit has been increased for optimal performance.


Left foot braking has been enabled on this vehicle.

Exhaust Overrun

Enhanced exhaust note on overrun in Sports Mode.5



Only Revo operates a Global Development Programme through its network of over 400 Revo Authorised Dealers worldwide. Access to vehicles on this scale enables the calibration team to fine-tune products before release, testing products in a wide range of climates and conditions including altitude, fuel quality, humidity. This also allows Revo to test how Revo products perform in different driving scenarios and formed a vital part in the development of Performance ECU Software.

Initial development for the Revo IS38 ETR package started back in 2016. Since then it has undergone exhaustive testing through the Global Development Programme on multiple cars, covering over 200,000 miles. During this time, Performance ECU Software has been fine-tuned along with required Revo hardware to ensure the final package is the best available. Running 500HP usually requires special consideration, something easy to forget when the Revo package offers such responsive driving. That’s why additional features such as cold and hot oil temperature protection have been added which reduce power and risk to engine components, along with engine oil cooler valve optimisation and turbo heat management.




2.0T EA888 GEN3 IS38 ETR Performance ECU Software
2.0T EA888 GEN3 IS38 ETR Performance ECU Software

Dyno testing was carried on our inhouse DynaPack chassis dynamometer, which measures performance at the wheel hubs, for comparisons between a Stock VW Golf R with IS38 Turbo and the same vehicle fitted with a full Revo performance Pack and IS38ETR V1 and V2 turbos.

  • Stock Golf R Peak performance: 283HP / 379NM (HP at the hubs)
  • IS38 ETR Peak performance:: 457HP / 567NM (HP at the hubs)
  • Peak Gains: +174HP / +188NM
  • Max Gains Over Stock: +183HP @ 6500RPM / +188NM @ 4600RPM
  • Max Gains over IS38 ETR V1: +21HP @ 3300RPM / +47NM @3300RPM


Performance testing was carried out on a private track in the UK on a 2014 VW Golf R with DSG transmission. Revo Rv019 19" wheels with Nankang road tyres, traction control off and 99RON Shell vPower. The average performance times are taken from 5 consecutive runs.

  0-60 mph 0-100 mph 30-130 mph 100-200 kph
Stock 4.90 s 12.30 s - s - s
Revo Stage 1 3.71 s 9.05 s - s - s
Revo IS38ETR v2 3.11 s 7.10 s 11.16 s 7.82 s


For our IS38 ETR software upgrade, you will require additional hardware upgrades, below we have listed the required and recommended parts to achieve the maximum performance.


Revo Power Pack:

Revo Performance Pack:

Other Parts

  • Downpipe with Sports CAT
  • High Flow Exhaust System
  • An uprated clutch on manual vehicles






For engine oil to work effectively and lubricate your engine it needs time to warm up. When you first start your car, the cold oil is at its thickest, producing higher oil pressure when pumped around the engine putting extra pressure on oil seals. As the engine temperature increases, so does the oil temperature. This thins the oil, enabling it to run more freely and better lubricate the moving parts of your engine. Cold Start Protection helps protect engine components by limiting turbo boost based on RPM and oil temperature until it reaches the 80ºC optimum operating level.


Revo Temperature Protection is an additional safety feature that reduces overall load as the oil temperature passes a set limit. Exhaust gas temperatures (EGT) are also monitored, adapting the operating conditions (Air Fuel Ratio) to ensure they stay within safe parameters. If EGT's reach a set upper limit, then power is automatically reduced until the engine returns to a safe operating temperature.

Exhaust Overrun5

The Revo Exhaust Overrun feature offers an audible crackle for those who want to announce their arrival. Exclusive to Sports Mode and only activated when within safe tolerances, this is more OEM+ than 'pops and bangs'. Active during manual gear shifts, throttle lift-off or deaccelerating, extensive development ensures engine safety.


Using an SPS switch you can take advantage of the switch-ability of Revo software. The Patented OBD2 interface is the ultimate compliment to Revo performance software, giving you the ability to switch between 3 fuel quality modes and an Anti-Theft mode via the vehicle OBD port.

  • SPS Position 1 – Low Boost Mode
  • SPS Position 2 – 97ron Performance Mode
  • SPS Position 3 – 98ron Performance Mode
  • SPS Position 4 – 100ron Performance Mode

Simply select a program, plug in, wait a few seconds, remove the SPS device and start the car. It's simple and there's no fixed switch to install in the vehicle.


The Revo Difference


OBD Port Install

Revo Software can be installed quickly and safely via the OBD port without the need to open the ECU.

Money-Back Guarantee

We know you'll love how Revo Software transforms your car. If you don't, we'll give you your money back.

Fuel Economy

Dependant on your driving style, this software will deliver like for like fuel economy in 'normal' driving conditions.



  1. HPFP upgrade not required on all vehicles.
  2. Revo TCU software required for DQ250 & DQ381 gearboxes.
  3. Additional SPS Software Switch purchase required.
  4. All Revo Software availability is ECU ID Dependant.
  5. The overrun feature is ECU ID Dependant.

Please contact your local Revo Authorised Dealer for additional information and availability.

© Revo


For our IS38 ETR software upgrade, you will require additional hardware upgrades, below we have listed the required and recommended parts to achieve the maximum performance.


Revo Power Pack:

Revo Performance Pack:

Other Parts

  • Downpipe with Sports CAT
  • High Flow Exhaust System
  • Uprated clutch on manual vehicles


Revo ECU Software is only available from one of over 400 Authorised Dealers worldwide. You can find your closest dealer by clicking here.

Please note that although we always aim to release ECU Software that covers as many ECU variants as possible, from time to time Revo Software may not be available for your specific vehicle. Your Revo Authorised Dealer can submit a code request direct to Revo HQ if this is the case, however this does not guarantee a file will be made available.

Software available for your VOLKSWAGEN, Golf VII, 2.0 TSI (300ps)

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