Tilton Engineering invented the carbon/carbon racing clutch and patented the drive system in the 1980s. It was the first carbon/carbon clutch ever to win a Formula One Grand Prix (Ayrton Senna’s Lotus-Honda at the 1980 US Grand Prix in Detroit)
Tilton’s 7.25″ OT-II carbon racing clutches offer a unique combination of low inertia, high torque capacity, high heat capacity and smooth engagement characteristics. The carbon matrix plates (driven and floater) do not warp from heat, providing consistent shifting and minimizing heat-related clutch failures. The smooth engagement characteristics of the carbon plates provide excellent drivability and reduce shifting shock to other driveline components. Through the use of additional pressure plates (shims) and periodic rebuilds, 7.25″ OT-II carbon racing clutches offer a long-life option for the serious racer.