About Turbo PACS

Turbo PACS (Performance and Conversion Systems was started in 1992 by Marc Dellapina and David Locke. Marc had been a mortgage broker for 10 years and David ran Swift Motor sports rolling road after being in the business since leaving school.

They both felt that the market was ready for tuning packages hence the name, and business really took off from day one, with a particular interest in the Renault 5 Gt Turbo market. They worked from home for 2 years having as many as 15 cars there at one time and then progressed to a large industrial unit and purchased a rolling road.

Turbo PACS became well known in the tuning market as the years clicked by and their involvement in rallying and track based motor sport only helped this development. Tuning moved into new and interesting areas and cars/parts were sent for modification from as far away as Miami and Moscow!

Marc Dellapina, Co Founder

Marc is enjoying a “mid life crisis”, aboard his Ducati 748R now an 853 RS and can regularly be seen flying around Croft and other circuits.


Further Advances

aboutb_shopIn 2001 Turbo PACS relocated to Durham city and was now involved in with motorcycles, trucks and most types of Turbo Diesel and petrol cars. By now they had become the largest Superchips dealer in the North East and in the top 20 in the UK! It could be said that we were established and now have accounts with local garages that use our diagnostic facilities and even car dealers now send vehicles for a remap on new purchases.

New for 2006 saw the launch of our own range Response chips to complement our existing range of performance enhancements. Response chips are highly developed and provide superb improvements in a sophisticated and natural way. They give improved response levels in power and torque and have proved extremly popular with the prestige market. Dan Sirrell, a fully qualified technician has joined Turbo PACS and brings a great deal of energy to the business, and always willing to spend time discussing customers needs and providing superb recommendations.



Enthusiasm, enthusiasm, enthusiasm is what makes us tick. Coupled with in depth technical knowledge and high end equipment we are without doubt the regions most unique and comprehensive automotive specialists.

Turbo PACS is still involved in motor sport with Marc enjoying a “mid life crisis”, aboard his Ducati 748R now an 853 RS and can regularly be seen flying around Croft and other circuits…of course it’s not a standard bike. After all these years we still enjoy what we do…it might not seem like much but it’s what makes us different from the rest.

Turbo PACS continues to develop new products and services and has established itself as being able to offer the largest vehicle coverage available with the Response Chip Range. In addition we have become a well recognised Turbo specialist and supply units on a nationwide basis. Our experience has lead to main dealers using us and of course we have a supurb turbo fitting service.

Turbopacs Ducati
Turbopacs Ducati

For 2012 Dan Sirrell has joined Turbo PACS and is a fully qualified technician with over 4 years experience at Mr Clutch and bringing a vast array of automotive experience. He will be operating both dynos and is always happy to help with any questions you might have about your vehicle. Dan has gone on to run the workshop as well as help and assist at Dragon Motorbikes !!

For 2013 we have taken on James Thacker as an apprentice who has already spent many hours over a 6 month period at Turbo PACS and is already comfortable operating our Dyno…

Dans arrival sees us including a comprehensive clutch diagnostic facility together with repairs and replacement of faulty parts…on and of course we now have 2 new digital dynos…one for bikes and one for cars…

2015 Saw the creation of Dragon Motorbikes bring our total of Dynos to 3…perhaps a first in the UK. Youll find more about this on Dragon Motorbikes web site 

If you would like to know more about our past and maybe even our future please feel free to contact us and check out the following links at Face Book & You Tube




Meet The Team

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0191 386 3422

Working time

WEEK DAYS:  08:30AM – 5:00PM
SATURDAY:  08:30AM – 12:00PM
Where It All Began
TurboPACS started trading, at first from home, which we soon outgrew!
In 2001 we relocated to Durham City, and also expanded our services to include Motorcycles, Trucks and most types of Turbo Diesel and Petrol cars.
20 Years old!
In 2012, we celebrated our 20th Birthday! It takes a lot of drive and passion to be in business for 20 years, and it is that same passion that keeps us going today.