(8 March 2021) – Markham, Canada: Multimatic has been chosen by Porsche to supply the spec damper for the new 2021, Porsche 992-based, 911 GT3 Cup car. Multimatic DSSV dampers are used by many of the world’s top race teams, including 40% of the 2021 Formula 1TM grid.
Multimatic DSSV dampers have been the choice of championship-winning teams across a wide spectrum of race categories for almost two decades. From Formula 1 and Formula E to top-level GT and sportscar racing, many of the single-seater formulae, as well as grass roots racing, being the spec damper for the Mazda MX5 Cup.
Red Bull Racing took all of its Formula 1 World Championship victories using Multimatic dampers. The Ford GT won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans on Multimatic DSSV and the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo that smashed the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record was running on Multimatic DSSV. The Mazda RT24-P will soon return to the notoriously bumpy Sebring Raceway, where in 2020, Multimatic DSSV helped the car to ride the bumps all the way to overall victory in the famous 12-hour race.
Now, every new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, competing in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and numerous national Carrera Cups will benefit from the very same Multimatic DSSV technology.
DSSV is a totally unique approach to providing high-fidelity hydraulic damping using precision spool valve technology that results in unprecedented predictability, accuracy and repeatability. The inherently superior frequency response of the spool valve provides outstanding transient characteristics, its turbulent flow regime minimises temperature effects and the basic architecture of the damper eliminates cavitation, enabling low charge pressures.
Raj Nair, Multimatic President & COO, said: “Multimatic continues to develop our unique damper technologies and we’ve always believed that there’s no better proving ground than motorsports. Within motorsports it’s well known that the Porsche Carrera Cup is the premier one-make race series in the world and we’re happy to see the series expand to North America. We’re proud that Multimatic DSSV dampers have been selected for the 911 GT3 Cup car and we look forward to our continued partnership with Porsche.”
The #15 Kelly-Moss Racing entry, driven by Seb Priaulx in Porsche Carrera Cup North America will carry Multimatic DSSV branding in celebration of the new relationship. As the Multimatic Motorsports junior driver is moving-up through successively more difficult challenges it became an obvious choice to have him demonstrate his talents in the world’s most competitive one-make, one-driver, sprint racing championship, while also underlining Multimatic’s commitment to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup programme.
Larry Holt, Executive Vice President – Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations, said: “We had a number of potential programmes that we were looking at for Seb this year but have chosen to have him compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America as a show of support during our first year as a supplier to the series. It is also a great way for Seb to show us what he’s got, running against some outstanding talent in identical equipment, without the complexities of second drivers, pit stops or strategy. We have chosen a top team in Kelly Moss Racing and will leave him in their capable hands as we concentrate on our other programmes.”
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Multimatic is a privately held, global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. Multimatic’s core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race applications. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Multimatic has manufacturing divisions and engineering facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and alliance relationships with partners around the world. Multimatic is comprised of five operating groups: Multimatic Mechanisms, Multimatic Structures & Suspension, Multimatic Engineering, Multimatic Niche Vehicles, and Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations.
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