Performance Racing Industry 2014: PART 3


ZF is a known name in the BMW community, especially with those that owned a 90’s E36 3 Series since it supplied most of these BMWs with its transmission, among other models.  I was surprised to see them here but they apparently have a hub in Detroit.  Here is a 140mm anti-stall twin-disc clutch for hill climb, Rally racing or Formula 3.  And one of the many features is simply—as the name says—that this clutch will not stall the engine.  Plus, a triple-plate assembly only weighs 7.8-lb!

Here’s a ZF quad-disc carbon/titanium clutch for Formula 1!  And the whole unit only weighs 1120 grams—that’s 2.5-lb!

Lastly from ZF, we take a look at its 240mm (9.45-in) performance clutch featuring an aluminum pressure plate with different disc options, including sinter disc, organic torsion damper disc, and organic rigid disc.  Also notice the ZF coil-over damper for street or race, which features a 20-click stiffness adjustment.

Lastly from PRI 2014, we show you this very interesting booth by Mechanical Simulation, which specializes in providing the most accurate and computationally efficient methods for simulating the dynamic performance of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and specialty vehicles using 3D animation.

In fact, check it out for yourself in this video.  And—oh my word!—that simulator at the end of the video is unbelievable!

Here's a look at our silly MotoIQ representation at PRI 2014 (Clockwise from top left: Jeff, Mike, Pablo, Nick, and Martin). 

If you made it through all three parts and 52 pages of PRI 2014, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Make sure to let us know at the bottom of the page in the comments section so we can pat you on the back.  And let us know what you thought as well. So that's it for PRI 2014.  See you at PRI 2015!

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