Here at PSI we wanted to highlight one of our most recommended brands for suspension components, KW Suspensions. Used on many of our latest builds and projects, here is some insight as to why we recommend KW and why they continue to stay at the top of the aftermarket and motorsport suspension world.
|July 2011 – Stunning victory: Team Manthey wins the world’s toughest endurance race on KW Competition|
|– 24 hour race successful again for KW Competition
– Impressive proof of KWs expertise on the Nordschleife
– More than 70 racing cars equipped with KW Competition
– End customers benefit from many years of experience
The most difficult endurance race in the world once again enthralled more than 200,000 fans who experienced the spectacle live at the Nürburgring. This makes the 24 hour race the largest motor sports event in the world. These two days were a festival for every motor sports fan – and for KW Competition. The racing technology from KW was used on more than 70 racing cars.
With the stunning victory by Manthey Motorsport at the 39th ADAC Zürich 24 hour race on the Nürburgring in the number 18 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR equipped with KW Competition, KW again demonstrated amazing expertise on the Nordschleife. This is the sixth overall victory within ten years for KW Competition – after Zakspeed in 2002, KW outfitted the overall victor, Manthey Racing, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
The suspension solutions were prepared at the in-house 7-post test rig at the company headquarters in Fichtenberg, Germany. It is the most modern test facility in Europe. The suspension and set-up can be perfectly adjusted for track and driver, and even Olaf Manthey, the kind of the Nordschleife, relies on it. “The suspension is a decisive success factor for endurance racing. Durability, reliability, quality, and function are all equally important. We have done our homework, and are very happy for Olaf Manthey and his team. Thanks for trusting in our technology and congratulations on their fifth overall win,” said Jürgen Wohlfarth directly after the 24 hour race in a short statement on the overall win of Manthey Racing.
In addition to the numerous national and international racing teams, the end customers also benefit from the competence in motor sports, as the experience gained flows into the development of street suspensions. Last but not least, the company is led by a genuine enthusiast – KW managing director Jürgen Wohlfarth himself sat at the wheel of the Audi TTS from Team Raeder in the 24 hour race, and achieved an excellent 24th place finish in the overall ranking. This passion and know-how make KW Competition a first-class partner for any racing team.
Winner of the 24h race with KW Competition
Class winners with KW Competition
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