That tuner is the same as what we have.
No offense to Eurocompulsion, but I am just not a fan of what I call blind tuning or using canned tunes. Each car is different and it will take a lot of convincing for me to load something in which the seller has zero responsibility of paying for damages, when I have no visibility.
A Perfect example is in this thread with HumbertoR.
He knew something was not right, but had no way to look at it is and see what it was.
With the clone, the nice thing is, you can just swap the ECU, but that does not help in troubleshooting or let you know you need to immediately stop driving to avoid grenade-ing your engine.
I have HP Tuners and am used to being able to view, compare and flash tunes as well as log all of the parameters that I feel are needed to ensure the car is running correctly.
Even with the dimsport, it was not as detailed as HPT, but at least we could data log and then email that to the tuner so he could adjust the tune and send a new one back. The mini was also tuned by the tuner in person, so he tuned it, drove and data logged it, tweaked it, drove it, data logged it, tweaked it until he felt it was performing well and also safe.
I've never had the first tune end up being the permanent tune on any car I have owned.
Point taken. But all of the tune options currently are bench tuned ECUs regardless of whether you send your master ECU in or buy a slave (clone) ECU and drop that in. From what Greg has posted often in his informative tunes in the past is that 4C and its ECU is very adaptive to the performance parameters.
Unless you are running E85, want a custom autocross or track tune with heavy modification with CB dual Cams, bigger turbo, HFC, etc etc., dyno tuning based on data logging would be more appropriate to ensure safety and optimization.
Chris, Toby and Greg@EC have all stated that the current tune of Phases 1 and 2 are tuned and tested well below pushing the engine (or rather transmission as that is probably the true limiting factor in more power) to its limits. Now that Toby has a test 4C in Oklahoma and has/will have a fully functional shop dyno in house, this will definitely lead to a more dynamic tune capability.
You could always volunteer and take your 4C to Oklahoma and be dyno tuned.
I want to say that because of the write security protocols to the ECU, this prevents the ability to flash the ECU at this time through a handheld (although this capability might have progressed recently).