Product HighlightsClutch Systems

Formula 1 - Carbon Clutch

  • Specifically developed for Formula 1
  • 4 discs, friction diameter 97 mm
  • Transmittable torque up to 900 Nm
  • Weight 860 g
  • Special Carbon friction material for standing starts
  • Titanium housing
  • Special high-density alloy according to aviation standards
  • Higher housing stiffness for precise clutch engagement
  • Special diaphragm spring for high operating temperatures (short-time up to 400°C)

Formula 3 - Carbon Clutch

  • Specifically developed for Formula 3
  • 2-disc version, 140 mm diameter
  • Release diameter 49 mm
  • Transmittable torque 370 Nm
  • Carbon friction material for high energy output and temperature resilience
  • Forged aluminum housing made of special aluminum alloy
  • Open housing structure design for optimized heat exchange
  • Higher housing stiffness for precise clutch engagement

WRC - Sinter Clutch

  • Specifically developed for rally sports
  • 184 mm 2-disc version according WRC regulation
  • Release unit diameter 49 mm
  • Transmittable torque depending on use up to 900 Nm
  • Weight 3.3 kg
  • 5.2 mm sintered metal friction lining
  • Aluminum housing and special high-density alloy
  • Steel wear-protection at the housing legs
  • Rib design for optimized heat exchange

V8 Supercar - Carbon Clutch

  • Specifically developed for V8 Supercar
  • 3-disc version, 184 mm diameter
  • Release unit diameter 49 mm
  • Transmittable torque up to 900 Nm
  • Friction material made of carbon for high energy output and temperature resilience
  • Aluminum housing and special high-density alloy
  • Open housing structure design for optimized heat exchange
  • Higher housing stiffness for precise clutch engagement

DTM - Carbon Clutch

  • Carbon clutch, developed on the basis of the racing clutch system (RCS); standard component for all DTM racing cars
  • 4-disc version, 140 mm friction disc diameter
  • 167 mm outer diameter
  • Transmittable torque 900 Nm
  • Weight 3 kg (a serial component with that torque would weigh at least 15 kg)
  • Carbon friction material for high thermal load (standing start)
  • Housing made of heat-resistant steel
  • Special diaphragm spring for high operating temperatures (short-time up to 400° C)
  • Pull-type clutch with special release system made of high-strength aluminum

Racing Clutch System (RCS)

With the modular based Racing Clutch System RCS, ZF Race Engineering offers a high variability in racing clutches. Hence it is possible to configure an individual customization to the vehicle and track. As the RCS clutches are not developed vehicle-specific, they can be used in nearly all racing cars. Only changes such as geometry of the flywheel, position of the releaser and the clutch release travel or end stop may need to be modified.

  • 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-disc version available
  • Different friction materials: organic, sintered metal, carbon
  • 140, 184, and 200 mm friction diameter
  • 2.6, 3.4, 5.2, and 7.8 mm sintered metal available
  • Release diameter 38, 44, and 49 mm
  • Aluminum forged housing with special heat-resistant aluminum alloy (140 mm version)
  • Open housing structure design for optimized heat exchange
  • Higher housing stiffness for precise clutch engagement
  • Use with RCS central release bearing recommended

Clutch Integrated Release System

  • 2- and 3-disc version available
  • Friction diameter 140 mm and 184 mm
  • Transmittable torque 500 Nm and 1130 Nm
  • Available as sintered or carbon version
  • Non-axial force from clutch actuation
  • Relieving crankshaft bearing
  • Aluminum housing of high-strength aluminum alloy
  • Open housing structure design for optimized heat exchange
  • Higher housing stiffness for precise clutch engagement

Anti-Stall Clutch

  • Available as twin or triple sintered disc version
  • Nominal diameter 140 mm
  • Transmittable torque 500 Nm and 750 Nm
  • Weight 3.1 kg and 3.5 kg
  • Optimum race start because no clutch actuation is required
  • Smallest possible mass moment of inertia
  • Excellent reliability
  • Friction coefficient fluctuations are identified and balanced by the lever system

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