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KW Suspensions 150 days ago

Check out this LMS Ultra V10, fully rebuilt with carbon fiber and our Competition 2 Way adjustable racing suspension.

KW Suspensions 150 days ago

To be honest, I was quite speechless when I saw the Potter & Rich “Recon MC8” LMS Ultra V10 for the first time.Back then as a “body shell”, the Recon already showed on the KW 7-post rig that it is not only an R8, but much more.It is the revelation of a true super sports car! Nothing against the “normal” Bugatti Veyron 16.4, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (!), LaFerrari, Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, yes and even you my hero, the Porsche 911 Turbo S – all of you are still desirable and absolute dream cars. But compared to the Potter & Rich “Recon MC8” LMS Ultra V10, these automotive treasures are in a certain way only a compromise.Either Bugatti and Co. is too focused on comfort or the Aventador too much into maiking a riot. Sounds harsh, but it is true. The “Recon” is something completely different. This is because of its genesis. While “everyday” super sports cars are built up under the protective hands of a watchful company group, and the developers usually only need to justify their vision of car to the internal controlling staff and their desires of the distribution, the focus is totally different with the “Recon MC8” LMS Ultra V10 that was developed from “mcchip-dkr” and built for the British tuner Potter & Rich.Here, a small medium-sized company with twelve employees, is left to battle against the rest of the (automotive) world. As in the recent years, while the “big ones” have claimed more and more market share in the niche of tuning with original factory accessories, the refiners must be more than just one step ahead. Danny Kubasik and his team have shown that they are indeed several steps ahead.The R8 built for the British company is actually based on a “conventional” Audi R8 V10 plus. To refine the Audi just according to “Scheme F” was not within the meaning of Potter & Rich and mchip-dkr. Within several months, the Audi has been completely rebuilt. As you can see in the photo above, immense amount of carbon fiber was used. The LMS Ultra Carbon body kit just had to born. It still continued to get even better. Although the R8-bodies made of aluminum are manufactured in the Audi factory in Heilbronn, Germany, their final weight was not ambitious enough. From the doorframe, the aluminum skin was removed and replaced by lightweight carbon fiber. This piece of woven carbon is not intended for the doors, but for the roof.But not even the roof is the center of attention. When you squint backwards, the ten-cylinder presents itself a little different in the rear…Why? Well, 610 hp from a 5,2 liters capacity was simply not enough. The technicians at mcchip-dkr dismantled the V10, disassembled it into its single components and provided a solid performance update – including a Carpisto stainless steel exhaust system.The “Audi all-purpose weapon” Quattro makes no sense on a race track. But a Drexler differential lock came on board of the R8 that was converted to a pure rear wheel drive, and the 7-speed dual clutch transmission brings the combined power to the road.For traction they also retrofit KW Competition 3 way racing suspension which plays the most important role. Do I need to tell you what our KW Competition suspension can do? I don´t think so!The dampers are installed in an inverted version (upside-down) on the mountings on the double-wishbone axles of the R8. Located on the steel braided hose that comes out of the suspension at the top, the expansion tank with the adjustment wheels for the low speed and high speed compression.Why is the Potter & Rich “Recon MC8” LMS Ultra V10 such a revelation? At first glance, the R8 is a Spartan-like lightweight racing car, that was only developed for the racetrack. And that’s the great thing about the Potter & Rich “Recon MC8” LMS Ultra V10 – outside a merciless “carbon-racer” and inside a luxurious super sports car that on request also can be a Gran Turismo …

KW Suspensions 150 days ago

The new BMW M2 is designed for uncompromising driving dynamics and it sets new standards in the compact sports car segment.The KW 3 Way Clubsport coilover kit makes it possible to optimally adjust the driving behavior of the BMW M2 to reach fast lap times at the race track. For example, the BMW M2 Clubsport coilovers can be optimally adjusted for the prevailing conditions on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which are known to vary widely throughout it’s 12+ mile track configuration. In addition the coilovers allow the M2 to be lowered by up to 45 mm with the Clubsport suspension. With KW 3 way Clubsport coilovers, you are not only able to select from the expertly tuned “Track-Setup” and “Road-Setup” provided in the setup manual, the KW racing valve technology even allows the user to fine tune the damper settings in the high & low speed compression as well as rebound, all of which function independently of each other. A BMW M2 equipped with a KW 3 Way Clubsport coilover kit drives extremely precise and direct in all driving situations and is sure to increase the dynamics of what is set to be an instant classic released by BMW. KW has also developed the Variant 3 coilover kit with adjustable rebound and compression forces for the new BMW M2 (Type M3) as well.Technology from racing: separately and independent adjustable compression and rebound technology The KW 3 Way Clubsport coilover suspension is different than convention sports suspensions and coilovers. In addition to the racing spring system used, KW also offers an adjustable 3 way high performance damper. At the upper end of the piston rod, the rebound can be adjusted with 16 exact clicks via the rebound adjustment wheel. Increased rebound forces ensure a stiffer handling and significantly less body roll. The steering precision is noticeably improved at high speeds while nearing the limit of driving dynamics. A lower rebound force is better on uneven and wavy road surfaces.In addition, you can change the compression damping in the high-speed range manually with 14 clicks and the low-speed compression with 6 clicks. The motorsports technology which has trickled down into the 3 Way clubsport kits provides precise, consistent and more importantly repeatable results.Here we are using our patented KW valve technology with two throttle valves. The low-speed is always designed linearly, while for the high-speed we configure the spring-loaded valve digressively.When driving fast over bumps and curbs, A harder low-speed setting creates a more direct steering response from the front axle and it acts against oversteering on the rear axle. This is without a negative affect on the deflection behavior of the high-speed compression range.Another unique feature is our hard coated components made of aircraft aluminum and special brass alloys which not only guarantee an excellent durability but are also low maintenance. In addition, the alloys provide a lower friction in the damper working space, in order to reduce breakaway moments. The camber angle can be adjusted for an optimum contact surface of the tires when cornering hard and driving fast into corners thanks to the Clubsport top mounts.With the KW 3 Way Clubsport coilovers, the BMW M2 receives the same suspension technology as the BMW M4 GTS and the successful BMW Z4 GT3, with which BMW claimed the overall victory at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps race in 2015.With street legal and continuous loweringJust like the KW Clubsport coilovers available for the BMW M4, the KW 3 Way Clubsport coilover suspension is also made of stainless steel for the BMW M2 and has been homologated for use on public roads. After a successful track day, the setup can be changed to a more comfortable setting and the trip home can be started with the M2 driving on its own four wheels instead of being towed in a trailer.Lowering can be continuously adjusted at any time, the changes are made directly on the stainless steel strut via the dirt-resistant KW trapezoid thread. The stainless-steel KW Clubsport coilover kit for the M2 allows a continuous lowering of 15 – 40 mm at the front axle and 20 – 45 mm on the rear axle. The Variant 3 also gets the same continuously adjustable lowering range.

KW Suspensions 150 days ago

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KW Suspensions 151 days ago

We developed the KW coilovers Clubsport 2-way and Variant 3 for the new Mazda MX-5 (Generation ND). The roadster now benefits from an even more direct handling and a better grip with the adjustable suspension kit that allows you to independently adjust compression and rebound damping. It doesn´t matter if it is for the MX-5 with 131 hp or 160 hp. Both Mazda directly react to every driving maneuver and enable an extremely sporty driving experience without suffering in comfort.In the eyes of many roadster fans, Mazda seems to have done everything right with the fourth generation of the popular MX-5: light weight vehicle, short wheelbase, harmonious design, nippy engines, rear-wheel drive and a fabric folding roof! Now, the KW Variant 3 coilover suspension and the Clubsport 2-way kit are available for the popular Japanese roadster. With the suspensions made of aluminum, the MX-5 not only receives an optically attractive lowering that can be set continuously from 20 to 45 mm at the four high-strength aluminium struts, but the car also gets an increase in driving dynamics.Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Nordschleife, Spa Francorchamps or Fuji Speedway – unleash your MX-5 with KW ClubsportThe Mazda MX-5 also in its fourth edition is one of the most popular cars in grassroots sports. It does not matter if the roadster is used for slalom or at track days on the circuit.Exactly for this target group we have also developed our KW Clubsport coilovers for the current MX-5 (Type ND). The Clubsport and the Variant 3 both feature dampers that are adjustable in compression and rebound.The perfect suspension for every demandThe differences between the Variant 3 and the Clubsport 2-way coilovers is in detail. Both suspension kits feature fully adjustable dampers and the differences are in spring rate, valve damper assembly and the respective suspension design; not to forget the aluminium Clubsport top mounts. So the focus for the Clubsport coilover kit is on the regular use of semi slick tires on the race track and fast lap times.The Variant 3 on the other hand has been developed for the sporty driving in everyday life. A roadster equipped with a KW coilover kit Variant 3 takes every curve very direct and fully lies on the street. Bumps and transverse joints are damped by the suspension, finally the days when a coilover suspension was hard at the same time, are long gone. “or example it´s often the case that for a lowering of 30 millimeters, the spring travel may be even ten millimeters longer than at the series dampers. So there is still enough comfort.The adjustment of the continuous lowering between 20 and 45 millimeters is made directly via the trapezoid thread on the aluminum struts. While numerous other suspension providers rely on spring plate made of aluminum, KW only uses spring plates made of a polyamide composite material reinforced with stainless steel. So even after using it several winters it is easy to change the lowering continuously.By the way we also developed our KW coilovers also for the first MX-5 generation build from 1989 - 1998 (Type NA), for the Type NB/NB-FL build from 1998 - 2005 and for the Type NC (build from 2005 - 2015).

KW automotive GmbH is the epitome of premium products in car tuning and automobile refinement. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program worldwide. The entire assortment – from springs over sports suspensions to coilover suspensions “inox line” in three damping versions – such a variety of products is unsurpassed on the market.