Autosport International, The Racing Car Show 2019

Held at the NEC since January 1991, Autosport International was celebrating its 29th anniversary between the 10th and 13th January 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham.

This annual pre-season event covers all areas of motorsport, both professional and grass roots, from karting right up to Formula One. Featuring the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside cars and exhibitors from every level of motor racing, this must-attend event uniquely caters for the industry and motorsport fans alike; encompassing two trade-only days for members of the motorsport industry to meet, network and do business and two days for enthusiasts to see the fastest cars, biggest stars and most amazing live action.

Xtreme Performance Clutch was attending the show with the newest products mastered by some of the best tech engineers in the world with all the most distinctive features in category of clutches.

Last year the brand received fantastic exposure to large crowds of performance car enthusiasts. In 2019 we presented products such as the new 240mm Hyundai i30N clutch, 184mm single and 240mm twin plate Lotus Evora/Exige S clutch kit and, among others 230mm Twin Plate Organic Clutch kit for Ford Focus ST/RS.

Specially we were proud to showcase a world first performance 240mm upgrade kit to suit the Hyundai i30 N and Veloster N. Xtreme Clutch expects its performance upgrade to provide a solution for tuners already modifying the car for increased horsepower and torque.

“The Hyundai i30 N provides an ideal platform for tuning groups in various markets around the world.” Says Stewart Furze, Xtreme Clutch Mechanical Engineer, “Our new street focused upgrade provides excellent driveability and performance and we are also offering a motorsport-based alternative for vehicles requiring higher heat and torque capacity.”

The sprung organic clutch upgrade is expected to be the most popular in the market with many of these vehicles still used every day. “We have increased the torque capacity of the clutch to 600Nm of engine torque but have still retained the driveability required for daily driving duties.” Explains Mr Furze, “We expect that vehicle owners will still drive this vehicle every day, even if they do significantly increase the power and torque from factory.”

The 240mm upgrade includes a lightweight alloy pressure plate, 4140 chromoly flywheel, sprung organic or sprung ceramic friction disc, replacement concentric slave cylinder, flywheel bolts, pressure plate bolts and aligning tool. This ensures the installer has everything required in one kit.