Upplands Väsby, Sweden, August 3, 2020 – Ӧhlins Racing, a DRiV Incorporated company, has been named suspension technology partner to the new Phoenix Drive automotive performance center in Muespath, Germany, near the famed Nürburgring motorsport complex. The state-of-the-art facility enables consumers to have their vehicles tuned for road and track use by the same professionals who have helped the respected Phoenix Racing organization win dozens of motorsport championships.
Phoenix Drive performance specialists will work hand-in-hand with Phoenix Racing engineers and mechanics to tune any road car utilizing the latest suspension, engine, exhaust, wheel and software technologies. Winner of five 24 Hours Nürburgring touring car and GT endurance events, Phoenix Racing has long relied on Ӧhlins advanced suspension technologies.
“Ӧhlins is in a leading position when it comes to the performance and quality of shock absorbers for cars, motorcycles and mountain bikes. They are, therefore, a perfect partner for Phoenix Drive, which will serve as our new racing department for the street,” said Ernst Moser, founder and team director, Phoenix Racing and Phoenix Drive.
The new partnership will increase access to leading-edge Ӧhlins suspension technologies for a highly discerning segment of road car enthusiasts, according to Henrik Johansson, vice president and general manager, Advanced Suspension Technologies, Ӧhlins Racing. “Our relationship with Phoenix Drive puts us at the epicenter of Europe’s fast-growing tuning market and combines world-class suspension technologies with the unsurpassed expertise of a championship racing organization,” Johansson said.
Throughout its history, Phoenix has been a leading participant in several of Europe’s most popular and demanding racing series, including Deutche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), Nürburgring Endurance Series, GT World Challenge Spring Cup and GT World Challenge Endurance Cup. The team won the 24 Hours Nürburgring event in 2000, 2003, 2012, 2014 and 2019.
The Ӧhlins range of automotive products includes Advanced Trackday coil-over suspension sets and adjustable dampers available for Audi, BMW, Lamborghini and Porsche models; Road and Track suspensions and dampers covering nearly two dozen leading automotive nameplates; and Adventure suspensions and dampers for vehicles used in demanding on- and off-road environments.
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