Speed Limiters

Understanding Speed Limiters

Speed limiters, also known as governors, are electronic devices or software within a vehicle's engine management system designed to restrict the top speed of the vehicle. Manufacturers install speed limiters for various reasons, including safety, insurance classifications, and compliance with legal speed regulations in different countries.

Reasons for Speed Limiter Removal

The decision to remove a speed limiter often stems from a desire to unlock a vehicle's full performance potential. Here are several use cases and advantages for considering speed limiter removal:

Enhanced Performance

  • Full Power Utilization: Removing the speed limiter allows drivers to access the vehicle's full engine power, particularly beneficial for performance-oriented driving and track days where legal speed restrictions do not apply.
  • Improved Acceleration: In some cases, removing speed limiters can improve acceleration by allowing the engine to operate beyond the previously restricted RPM range, offering a more dynamic driving experience.

Professional and Recreational Racing

  • Racing Requirements: For professional racers or those participating in sanctioned track events, removing the speed limiter is essential to compete effectively, as it enables the vehicle to reach its maximum potential speed.
  • Off-Road Applications: In off-road racing or recreational use where speed limits are not a concern, removing the limiter can enhance the overall performance and enjoyment of the vehicle.

Specialized Use Cases

  • Emergency Vehicles: For emergency response vehicles, speed limiter removal might be considered to ensure that they can respond to emergencies as quickly as possible without being constrained by factory-set speed limits.
  • Heavy Vehicles and Towing: In some heavy vehicles or those used for towing, speed limiters can be adjusted or removed to better match the vehicle’s use case, improving drivability and efficiency under specific conditions.

Considerations and Recommendations

While there are advantages to speed limiter removal, it's crucial to consider the following:

  • Safety First: The primary concern with removing speed limiters is safety. Higher speeds increase the risk of accidents, and vehicles are often engineered with speed limits to ensure safe handling and braking capabilities.
  • Legal Implications: Speed limiter removal may not be legal for road use in many jurisdictions. It's essential to be aware of and comply with local laws and regulations regarding vehicle modifications.
  • Insurance Impact: Modifying a vehicle by removing its speed limiter can affect insurance policies, potentially leading to higher premiums or invalidated coverage.

Our Approach

We offer professional consultation and services for speed limiter removal, prioritizing safety, legality, and vehicle integrity. Our expert team provides:

  • Customized Solutions: Tailoring speed limiter adjustments to fit the specific needs and use cases of our clients, ensuring optimal performance without compromising safety.
  • Comprehensive Support: Offering advice on the implications of speed limiter removal, including legal and insurance considerations, to help you make an informed decision.


Removing a speed limiter can unlock a vehicle's performance potential, offering advantages in professional racing, specialized applications, and for those seeking the ultimate driving experience. However, it's essential to approach this modification with a full understanding of the safety, legal, and insurance implications. Our team is here to provide expert guidance and support, ensuring that any modifications align with your goals and comply with regulations.