Öhlins expands the Road&Track range with new applications for the high performance Porsche 911 and Cayman plus the BMW M3/ M4 models.
Germany is in many ways the home of the automobile and brands such as Porsche and BMW have defined the high-performance sector with some iconic models. To improve on these machines the R&D engineers at Öhlins have spent countless hours on the road and race track to develop a Road and Track coilover suspension upgrade for the latest BMW M3 and M4 super-saloons, plus Porsche’s Cayman and 991 Carrera/Carrera S.
The final product has been created to deliver optimum grip and stability for maximum performance combined with a smooth, comfortable setting for the road, again achieved through painstaking road tests. The feeling for a driver is ‘plush’, stable handling on the street with good traction and superior grip and performance allowing for a fast lap on track.
And the results are available now: advanced lightweight shocks, with external components in high-grade aerospace aluminium, hard-anodised and protected against corrosion.
Inside the damper units lies Öhlins’ highly acclaimed DFV, Dual Flow Valve, damping system, which provides optimal wheel control and bump absorption in even the most challenging road or track conditions. The DFV philosophy is simple: if your tyres aren’t touching the asphalt, they can’t grip; which reduces your ability to brake, accelerate and turn. The DFV system absorbs bumps and attitude changes more effectively, thus improving handling and performance all round. Öhlins R&T DFV dampers, with a choice of suitable spring rates for almost all applications improve on the suspension systems on your German supercar.
The Öhlins Road and Track damper kits provide both spring preload and damping adjustment front and rear, with a lowered ride height setting (10mm on BMW, 8mm on 991). The external parts have passed a harsh ISO salt spray corrosion test, and the dampers are all fully rebuildable. Plus, you get a two-year warranty on all Öhlins units.
The shocks use the standard top-mounts, meaning they can be fitted easily without additional modifications.