European First For GKN Driveline's 'Super LSD'

GKN Driveline’s ‘Super Limited Slip Differential’, is now fitted to the highly desirable MINI Cooper S. This is the first production application of the Super LSD in Europe.

GKN Driveline, the world leader in automotive driveline components and systems has significantly extended its service to the industry in recent years with a host of advanced technology drivetrain assemblies from sideshafts to electronically controlled torque management products.

With 161 bhp and performance to propel the front drive hatchback from 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds, the MINI Cooper S requires optimum traction to deliver driver-friendly performance.

Graeme Walford, MD of GKN Driveline Torque Technology comments: “The Super LSD is an innovative, compact and cost-effective solution for performance cars and can be fitted in place of open differentials in front or rear axle or transaxle applications.

“The technical sophistication of today’s cars is such that every refinement is vital,” continues Walford. “We are thrilled that a premium brand such as MINI recognises that we have achieved a measurable advance in terms of driver-pleasing vehicle dynamics with our Super LSD.

With its torque-sensing technology, our product eliminates the flawed dynamics of some performance front drive cars while at the same time delivering excellent responsiveness and a sportier driving experience.”

Published 7 June 2005 Melanie Carter

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