Life Racing F88GDi4 V2 Engine Management System (ECU)

£2,600.00 (+VAT)

The F88GDi4 ECU sets the benchmark for integrated direct injection engine management. Based on the F88 architecture the GDi4 is by no means a compromise. This control unit features efficient use of its IO complement specifically designed for a modern 4 cylinder engine yet cost effective for GDI and CI applications that do not require the complexity of the F90 series controllers.

Due to the custom nature of the F88GDi4 ECU, this listing is for the base ECU only. After your purchase, we will contact you to discuss any additional upgrades (all of which are chargeable) and configuration changes which may or may not be required. For more information on ECU upgrades, please see the “Available Upgrade Features” toggle below.


This twin processor unit uses a high speed RISC processor for code execution and an additional large FPGA for high speed engine position tracking, allowing scheduling code to be independent of signal patterns thus increasing flexibility, efficiency and accuracy under transient conditions. This powerful combination also allows advanced control algorithms yet remains easy to calibrate for the end user.

The F88GDi4 is designed to directly drive all solenoid GD injectors including parts from Ford, GM and Bosch (including Bosch Motorsport types) without the need for an external driver box. Standard strategies include, turbocharged, supercharged, drive by wire, twin cam, twin vvt, vtec, gearbox, differential and many more. The internal data logging coupled with a unique crank and cam sync logger allows detailed analysis of input, control signals and fault diagnosis.

This powerful hardware is packaged within a lightweight high pressure die cast aluminium case designed to be installed in harsh Motorsport environments.

The V2 spec applies to all F88GDi4 units with serial numbers higher than 17000.



  • Powerful RISC CPU for advanced strategy execution
  • Custom synchronous FPGA processor for engine position tracking up to 25,000rpm


  • 24 user configurable general purpose Pulse Width Modulated power outputs, including:
    • 4 ignition coil outputs IGBT or TTL (Software configurable)
    • 10 general PWM/Port injector outputs
    • 2 inductive load/general PWM outputs
    • 4 dedicated GDI injector drive outputs (Software configurable power settings)
    • 3 full bridges also configurable as 6 half bridges or 6 PWMs


  • 24 user configurable general purpose analogue sensor inputs, including 16 bipolar, inductive or hall effect speed / engine position inputs
  • 5 dedicated inputs, including:
  • 2 acoustic knock sensor inputs
  • 1 wideband (NTK) lambda sensor interface
  • 1 K-type thermocouple sensor interface


  • 100 MHz full duplex Ethernet for calibration, configuration and data download
  • 3 CAN 2.0B interfaces for communication with other controllers or logging systems
  • RS232 serial interface for communication with other controllers or logging systems


  • 64MB battery backed internal logging memory
  • Ultra-Fast data download via Ethernet
  • Time/Date stamped data via real time clock

Power Supply

  • 6V to 32V input voltage range with reverse polarity protection
  • 2 regulated 5V sensor supply output with individual short circuit protection
  • 5 Separately protected sensor and communication ground input


  • 88 way Bosch / AMP sealed connector
  • Sealed high pressure die cast black powder coated aluminium case
  • Maximum dimension including the connector is 183mm x 125mm x 36mm
  • Max operating temperature 85°C
  • Total mass 520 grams

Available Upgrade Features

  • Adaptive Knock Control
  • Diesel Control
  • Gearbox Control
  • Traction Control
  • Custom Security

All of the additional upgrade features for the Life Racing F88GDi4 ECU are available after your purchase for an additional charge.

Warranty and Servicing

  • This equipment comes with a 1 year warranty against manufacturing defects and failures however misuse or damage will not be covered under warranty.
  • Warranty may be extended on an annual basis via a system refurbishment scheme.
  • This ECU contains a battery which can be returned to Life Racing for a replacement, a charge may be made for this service.

Download Files


Download F88GDi4 V2 Data Sheet

Here at Northampton Motorsport, we also offer a full wiring and fitting service as well as engine calibration on our in house Superflow AD30 2 wheel drive chassis dyno. For more information, please contact us and a member of our team would be happy to assist with your enquiry:

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All ECU’s are configured to order so the lead times can vary. Estimated dispatch time within 10 working days.

Picture for illustration purposes only. Actual parts may differ slightly in appearance.