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Maximising Vehicle Potential

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Maximising Vehicle Potential

Sutherland Performance

At Sutherland Performance we do more than just tuning, we take care of your vehicle.

We are conscious that the services we provide revolve around relationships and this approach is at the centre of all that we do We pride ourselves on making the complex simple and ensure we always exceed our clients expectations.

At Sutherland Performance we pride ourselves in offering a personalised boutique service. We aim to communicate with honesty and transparency about the work we carry out.

Sutherland Performance

What We Do

At Sutherland Performance we do more than just tuning, we take care of your vehicle.

We are conscious that the services we provide revolve around relationships and this approach is at the centre of all that we do. We pride ourselves on making the complex simple and ensure we always exceed our clients expectations.

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We can complete the Warrant of Fitness for your vehicle. Ensuring you are road ready.



We offer a wide range of servicing options specialising in late model European vehicles.



By re-mapping your vehicle’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) we can unleash it’s full potential.


What We Sell

At Sutherland Performance, we can help you take care of your vehicle.

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About Sutherland Performance

Located in central Wellington Sutherland Performance has always had a passion for cars and motorsport.

Sutherland Performance is easily located on Webb street for all your vehicle servicing, repair and performance needs. Our highly experienced lead technician/Co-Director Joseph Sutherland is on hand to tune your late model European car to its maximum potential.

Joseph and the team pride themselves on an all-round service with honest and clear communication, quality products at a fair price, efficiently completing work as timely as possible while staying up to date with new technology.

If you want more out of your late model European car book in with Sutherland Performance today and find out what performance gains await you.

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Had my 2013 Audi A3 1.8T remapped by Joseph, the car is so much more responsive, greater power through the rev range and fuel economy hasn’t changed, which is great! Joseph provided excellent service and gave me further advice on how to make my car run better etc. - highly recommend!

Vishal Nagar2013 Audi A3 1.8T

We had our Mitsi Challenger remapped last month. The economy has improved, there's an increase in power and reduction in turbo lag. Everything we asked for! Would definitely recommend.

Laura ThompsonMitsubishi Challenger

Wow! Joseph knows how to work magic on my vehicles. Firstly he performed a stage one tune on my D40 R450 Navara. The torque increase is fantastic, now 530 NM, great for towing my 3 tonne caravan or just getting away from the lights without holding traffic up! Secondly he did a stage one tune on our MK6 GTi Golf, I now look for any excuse to drive to shop the long way! Massive torque, massive fun!

Paul EteveneauxMK6 GTi Golf

Got my BMW tuned by Joe. Great job and great communication. Thanks again 👍

Ben SargentBMW

Joseph @ Sutherland Performance did a top-notch job of tuning my MK6 Golf GTI. He got some serious tire-shredding power out of my Golf and did a really good job at explaining step by step what was required so at all times I had complete peace of mind... If you need a tune Joseph is your man!!

James LyonMK6 Golf GTI

Sent my VW golf to Joe after being misdiagnosed by another mechanic. Car broke down and was spitting fuel from the exhaust. Was towed by aa to nearest auto electrician. Was told by the mechanic there that my car needed a new turbo at a cost of 3k plus labour and all the add ons. They also said that the new turbo may not even fix the issue! I mentioned their diagnosis to Joe who said the diagnosis did not seem sound. I sent my car to Joe and within literally 20 mins he had correctly identified what the issue with my car was. Not a broken a turbo! Joe save me time, money and a lot of stress! Could not recommend Joe more. Thanks Joe!!!

George GeorgiouVW golf

Just had my '09 VW GTI Pirelli tuned by Sutherland Performance. They were great and easy to deal with, friendly, and even fixed a blown tail light. And the tune is amazing. Like seriously amazing. Power delivery is smooth and more predictable than before. It's also much more than before. I'm a happy camper.

Tim Wright'09 VW GTI Pirelli

Had my partners mk6 gti chipped by Joe and it’s made a massive difference. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for some extra power and fuel economy from the car. A+++++

Steven Gordonmk6 gti

Joseph, at Sutherland Performance, did a first class job tuning our 2.5L diesel iMax van. The van now drives more smoothly, has less turbo lag and requires less gear changes on my regular 300km intercity trips. The price to do the high-tech job was really reasonable too and the tune job was turned around in less than five hours. Excellent value and results!

Alan Le Breton2.5L diesel iMax van

Had my Golf TDI tuned at Sutherland Performance. Not only did I gain more power but my fuel economy is even better. Great guy to deal with, Friendly but professional. Highly recommend. Thanks Joe!

Josh ElliottGolf TDI

Great service by Joseph. Stage one on our Golf GTi Pirelli really pleased. He has vast experience on VW's and offers great advice as well. AAAAA++++

Alan RussellGolf GTi Pirelli

Great job on effortlessly doing a resonator delete on my golf R! And to boot, Joseph noticed my key battery needed replacing so he just did! Thanks, bud really appreciate it. The golf sounds sweet.

Tim FowlerGolf R!

Our Google Reviews

Leon Craze
Leon Craze
Excellent service, clean tidy workshop, knowledgeable staff and just generally a pleasure and easy to deal with
R Holmes
R Holmes
charles blakiston
charles blakiston
Helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Maybe a bit more expensive than most but a job you can trust, and the workshop is immaculate
Sandhush Balasooriya Arachchi
Sandhush Balasooriya Arachchi
If you want to keep your European car top notch this is the place to go . The fact that they can bring in some great performance parts is a bonus 😬. Will definitely be going here !
Iain Christiansen
Iain Christiansen
They found an issue that other shops couldn’t, almost immediately. Explained it to me properly. Treated me kindly and were patient with me - neurodivergent and dog friendly. I’m happy to return here.
Hamish Bolitho
Hamish Bolitho
Great job by the team at Sutherland Performance. They totally lived up to the reviews online. They well and truly did a great job with all the servicing I asked for! Awesome communication which is what you want when your pride and joy is being worked on. Cheers team!
Had my first experience having work done at Sutherland Performance. I will definitely return in the future. They carried out the work confidently with no fuss.
Chris Pearman
Chris Pearman
The team did an awesome job getting the car running great again, they were always friendly and kept me updated with progress reports. From the first diagnosis through to getting the car back I knew it was in great hands. Really appreciate them taking on another of my mystery fault challenges.

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