Greek entrepreneur Spyros Panopoulos founded his engine programming and mapping company in 1997, and his exploits in tuning automotive control systems have seen him work with racing teams in various motorsports disciplines, WRC, BTCC, Rally Cross, F1 and more.

He’s also a race car driver and a world record holder for acceleration with a four-cylinder motor car with four-wheel drive, which is a self-developed 1,497kW Mitsubishi Evo 9 that revs to a staggering 14,100rpm. It shoots from standstill to 308km/h in an unbelievable 7.7 seconds over a quarter mile (for reference, a Porsche 911 Turbo S does it in 11.3 seconds)...

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