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XTREME CLUTCH EXHIBITS IN GERMANY
Xtreme Clutch exhibits at some of the best performance trade shows in Germany
throughout November and December 2015
FORMULA SAE-A INTERNATIONAL
STUDENT SKILLS EVENT
The Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (SAE-A) hosted the annual Formula SAE-A
event in early December 2015 at the Calder Park Raceway, Melbourne.
The Cologne Professional MotorSport World Expo
was held in Cologne from November 11-13,
2015. Dedicated to the world of motorsport, the
PMW Expo has grown to become one of the not-
to-be-missed events for all racing and
performance enthusiasts across Europe.
The show covers all aspects of the motorsport
industry, including circuit racing, rallying, track
management, race safety equipment and historic
The PMW Expo attracts professionals from all
European countries, eager to network, exchange
ideas about the future of the industry and find out
about the latest innovations in their field of
Xtreme Clutch was exhibiting at this major trade
show for the second year in a row, following
extremely positive feedback after the 2014
The eye-catching display gave Xtreme Clutch the
opportunity to showcase its latest products
including the 240mm Sprung Organic clutch kit
for the new Ecoboost Mustang, the newly
developed 230mm Ford Focus RS Twin Carbon,
230mm Twin Ceramic kit for BMW E46 M3 and
a Subaru WRX Twin Organic clutch kit.
“2015 has been a been a massive year for us,”
Xtreme Clutch Engineer, Stewart Furze said.
“We’ve been able to bring many new and exciting
products to the European and Australian market
and we couldn’t wait to be able to display our
latest kits at the Cologne Motorsport World Expo.”
In addition to its products, Xtreme Clutch also
launched its brand new Performance catalogue,
specifically developed for the European market.
“The catalogue has been developed in cooperation
with our local partners,” Mr Furze said.
“We’ve been listening to their feedback and
suggestions and tried to make sure the catalogue
would be more than a simple listing of products,
but also a valuable technical tool for our
customers and their customers.”
Just a few days after the end of the Cologne PMW
Expo, Xtreme Clutch was being part of the 2015
Essen Motor Show, held in the German city of
Essen from November 28 to December 6.
Xtreme Clutch driver Karolina Pilarczyk (Polish
Drift Girl) was displaying her drift car, the unusual
‘Silvette’ (a 6.2L Supercharged LS3 powered
Nissan S14), as part of her new partnership with
For more information on the Xtreme Clutch range of
products, visit xtremeclutch.com.au or call
The Monash University team took out their
seventh consecutive victory, despite some glitches
along the way. The Monash team faced some stiff
competition from the University of Melbourne and
University of Canterbury teams who placed second
and third respectively.
The competition is centered on the design and
construction of an open-wheel formula style race
car using an internal combustion engine or
electric power unit up to 600cc/80kW.
Each team of engineering graduates from
universities throughout the world pitched their
technical, research, manufacturing, project
management, leadership and communication
skills against all comers.
The 2015 event drew 30 team entries from
throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan,
Malaysia, USA and India. Formula SAE is an
international design and build competition
representing what is considered to be one of the
most competitive yet most rewarding student
engineering competitions in the world.
Originating in the USA in 1980, the Formula SAE-
A competition has been running in Australia since
2000. It is open to engineering students from
universities worldwide with the aim of developing
skills that will prove them ‘industry ready’ coming
into the market place as highly qualified
The competition is held under the International
Sporting Code of the FIA and the National
Competition rules of the Confederation of
Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS).
The culmination of the project comes when the
cars, built by university students, compete in a
number of dynamic and static events over a four
“Last year we had a record number of entries
including, for the first time, six electric vehicles,
which is a reflection on the changes occurring in
the industry and the importance of this rapidly
evolving mobility in the future,” Adrian Feeney,
President SAE-Australasia, said.
“The record number of entries and the number of
international universities putting teams forward is
an indication of the importance and respect in
which the prestigious Australian event is held.”
Each prototype race car was judged in a number
of disciplines such as design, business plan, cost
and manufacture analysis, project time lines and
overall presentation, acceleration, braking and
skid-pad testing, stability and safety, fuel economy
Worldwide, there are eight Formula SAE
competitions held each year with one each in
Australia, Brazil and Japan, two in USA and three
in Europe. Funds are raised for each project car
and it is managed entirely by students who
volunteer their own time to the project.
The rewards for students are tenfold as they gain
valuable skills in overall engineering plus multi-
disciplinary project skills in the design elements,
research, innovation, construction and testing. As
a result of the project participating students are
keenly sought after by industry as some of the best
engineering and business students coming into
the market on graduation.
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