Öhlins develops ‘advanced’ trackday suspension

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Swedish suspension manufacturer, Öhlins, has unveiled its ‘advanced trackday suspension for the Nissan GT-R (R35).

The news follows an Öhlins equipped Nissan GT-R taking victory at the Bathurst 12-hour endurance race, earlier this year. The new suspension kit, Öhlins states, is the culmination of almost 40 years of track experience, especially in GT classes, with its new TTX Dampers resembling the FIA GT3 racing car specification.

The new kit offers four-way adjustability, allowing ‘experienced drivers a wide range of damper settings to suit individual driving styles’. The damper bodies offer separate compression and rebound adjustment, as well as separate adjustable length and spring preload.

The basis for this ‘coil-over’ suspension set is the popular and successful Öhlins twin-tube damper; the TTX (ILX36). The technical department at Öhlins distribution and test center in Meuspath, Germany developed the set-up around its base at the Nordschleife.

Utilising extremely lightweight aluminum components that result in a reduction of un-sprung mass, the kit is made from ‘the highest grade materials’, whilst a high-durability coating ensures longevity in everyday use. The kits also come with a 2-year warranty, plus the option of custom spring rates.

“We’ve received many requests from serious track day customers for a high-end solution to suit the GT-R,” explained Chris Witter, general manager of Öhlins distribution and test center. “That’s where our new advanced trackday and motorsport range comes in, based on our popular TTX range of dampers, we can offer a pure race-bred suspension kit that can also be used on the road. This kit is based on the same damper technology as used in GT3 racing and is aimed at those drivers with experience of racing and chassis set-up, since it has 4-way adjustability. We like to think of it as the ultimate suspension kit for the track day aficionado”.

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