Le Mans transmission development

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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The Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the toughest tests of racecar endurance in the world. Nowhere else are components and personnel presented with the same combination of relentless racing, an unforgiving circuit and ever-changing track conditions. In the... read more
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Dual-clutch transmissions

Thursday, July 04, 2013
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For many years, sequential transmissions using dog engagement have been the standard fitment for most serious racing machinery, thanks largely to their durability and short shifting time. However, Seat’s latest Leon Cup touring car features a d... read more
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MotoGP – the chain

Thursday, May 16, 2013
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In the cutting-edge world of MotoGP, coverage of technical developments tends to focus on game-changing technologies relating to the chassis or powertrain. However, less glamorous components are also subject to constant evolution, including the humbl... read more
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Clutch materials

Friday, April 05, 2013
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Regardless of the racing series, almost every racecar in the world will feature a clutch. However, the friction materials used in these clutches will differ radically depending on the torque and power delivery characteristics of the engine. So what a... read more
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Top Fuel clutch construction

Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Drag cars such as those found in Top Fuel and Funny Car classes produce such prodigious torque that traditional gearbox-based transmission systems would be instantly torn apart on launch. These cars therefore rely on a complex multi-plate clutch syst... read more
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Torque Converters

Thursday, January 03, 2013
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Originally introduced in 1948 alongside Buick’s two-speed Dynaflow transmission, the torque converter originally helped make transmissions fully automatic, eliminating the clutch necessary for manual transmissions. Many roadcars are still fitte... read more
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Composites

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Motorsport engineers are constantly striving to create ever-lighter and more efficient components, yet at the same time they must stay within regulatory frameworks and ensure the components are durable under race conditions. Last month we touched on ... read more
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Le Mans transmissions

Monday, August 13, 2012
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The Le Mans 24 Hours is the sternest test for all racing vehicle systems, especially the transmission. So what are the steps transmission manufacturers take to ensure that these components are durable enough to survive the punishment of a 24-hour rac... read more
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WRC differentials

Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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The differential is one of the most important components in a modern rally car, contributing significantly to its performance potential. This impact is in terms of actual grip and, more important, the feel the differential affords the driver in order... read more
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