AP Racing unveils PRO Torque affordable carbon clutches

AP Racing, the leading manufacturer of performance braking and clutch systems for race and road use, has introduced its new family of twin plate and multiple plate carbon/carbon clutches designed to offer great value for motorsport applications.

Designed using AP Racing’s unique Radi-CAL™ approach, this new family of products offer all the usual benefits of carbon clutches, but in a far more affordable package in order to all appeal to all sectors of competition.

Using this more organic design ethos, the PRO Torque family of products will provide long service life, improve modulation and are resistant to high intensity applications. Derived from AP Racing extensive experience at all levels of motorsport, including F1, the new designs benefit from the company’s attention to detail precision engineering and heritage.

With two initial products at launch, the first PRO Torque model cover push-type, twin and triple plate Ø140mm and Ø184mm clutches. Further models will be introduced to the range going forward.

CP8292/CP8293

These Pro Torque twin plate/triple plate Ø140mm push-type clutches incorporate a stainless steel, high-ratio (HiR) pressure plate, with separate fulcrum ring, and a one-piece aluminium cover. Using heavy-duty carbon plates, the clutch offers improved modulation yet proves highly durable in a variety of applications.

Product options include: two variants of diaphragm spring, a single cover and pressure plate material, and a stepped flywheel fixing to accommodate a cushion pressure plate system.

These models are not suitable for GT applications, due to a restricted ‘wear-in’ period.

CP8452/CP8453

These Pro Torque twin plate/triple plate Ø180mm push-type clutches incorporate a stainless steel, very high ratio (VHR) pressure plate, with separate fulcrum ring, and a 12-bolt, one-piece aluminium cover. Using heavy-duty carbon plates, the clutch offers improved modulation yet proves highly durable in a variety of applications.

Product options include: two variants of diaphragm spring, a single cover and pressure plate material, and a stepped flywheel fixing to accommodate a cushion pressure plate system.

AP Racing’s new PRO Torque clutches will be available to order early in 2016.

AP Racing’s products are available from distributors across the UK, while product information and technical guidance are available direct from AP Racing. Please call the technical department on +44 (0) 24 7663 9595 or visit www.apracing.com.

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About AP Racing

AP Racing is the leading manufacturer of performance brake and clutch systems for road and race cars.  The core product range includes clutches, calipers, discs, pads, master cylinders, pedal boxes and air jacks, as well as road and competition brake systems for motorcycles. 

The Coventry, UK-based company has achieved more international sporting success than any of its rivals, establishing itself as a key supplier at all levels of international motorsport formulae, including single seat racing, rallying, sportscar racing, stock car racing and touring cars. 

AP Racing’s success has been underlined by the fact that every Formula One Championship since 1968 has been won using the company’s equipment.  All of the organisation’s products are developed in close co-operation with leading car and motorcycle manufacturers using state-of-the-art, three-dimensional solid modelling/design and Finite Element Analysis CAD facilities, and dynamometers that simulate true racing speeds.

For further information, call +44 (0) 24 7663 9595, or visit www.apracing.com

For further AP Racing press information, please contact:

Matt Sanger – Torque Agency Group
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7952 1079
E-mail: msanger@torqueagencygroup.com

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