There are a lot of things to get right when designing a new clutch, such as clamping force, pedal effort, durability, shock handling, temperature resistance, dust, slippage and so on. Manufacturers, like Centerforce, are continually looking at better designs and materials to increase performance and longevity.
Testing of new designs takes many forms, often starting on the computer and ending up on the road. Recently, Centerforce enlisted the help of The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in nearby Phoenix, AZ, to step it up a notch.
The company says that “Driving schools such as this help us develop products because they put their cars through torture almost every day.” In the video below, you’ll see the Centerforce custom FF1 Camaro out on the track at Bondurant for some testing. What a job. Who wouldn’t want that one?
Centerforce’s FF1 Camaro pumps out 678 hp and 607 ft-lbs of torque, while weighing in at 4000 pounds. Specs like that are surely going to put any clutch design to the test, but pushing the limits is what a program like this is all about.
Starting from a small speed shop in Midway City, CA, the Centerforce brand earned a strong reputation for reliability and durability wherever superior clutch performance and easy operation are preferred. Midway Industries, of which Centerforce is a division, has always been responsive to customer demand, with continuous investment in state of the art technology, research and quality control. For additional information, visit the Centerforce web site.