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KW Automotive North America receives three prestigious Awards at SEMA 2010 (11/12/2010):

GlobalMediaAward_KW_ST_SEMADuring the 2010 SEMA Show, the efforts of KW Automotive North America and its brands KW suspensions & ST Suspensions have been rewarded with three Global Media Awards.

KW Suspensions Test Day (Oct/15/2009):

KW suspensions rents Irwindale to support drift teams before Formula D’s final event.

KW Suspension Test Day Irwindale 2009On Wednesday Oct. 7th, 2009, KW suspensions hosted a suspension test session at Irwindale Raceway.

KW supported drivers had the opportunity to come and work first hand with KW’s lead engineer, Klaus Frank. Klaus had specifically made the trip across the pond from Germany to help dial in each driver’s drift car and provide his extensive expertise in suspension tuning to the teams.

After a short group meeting outlining the day’s itinerary and a valuable Question and Answer period with Klaus. Teams where quickly out on course relaying information of what they desired in their setup.

The Ultimate Test with KW – Redline (09/02/2009):

theultimatetestHow much difference do performance parts really make? Can you really improve on what manufacturers spend millions developing? The British magazine “Redline” tunes a Focus ST with KW and takes it to the Nürburgring to find out.

Result: KW is a quality suspension kit which eliminates body roll and makes the car stable and predictable ? really confidence inspiring.

DOWNLOAD – Redline magazine, 2009-09-02

KW turns technology into adventure (08/25/2009):

640xx480_Ringwerk_01ring°werk – KW turns technology into adventure

  • Suspension specialist co-designs the ring°werk
  • KW regarded as most successful suspension manufacturer in the Green Hell
  • Theme park at the Nürburgring opens mid August

Myth, motor sports and mobility ? all of this is presented on 15,000 square metres at the new adventure park ring°werk. The large theme park which is located at the world-known race track Nürburgring also offers the rollercoaster ring°racer, a casino, an event hall, hotels, restaurants and much more.

New Lap Record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with KW (08/24/2009):

640x480_gumpert2It is August, 13th. The air has a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius and the sky is clouded. At 12:55 p.m. professional race driver Florian Gruber (age 26) crosses the line of the Nurburgring Nordschleife and unleashes the 700 hp of his GUMPERT apollo sport. He has set off into a race against the clock. His only objective: To break the record for road legal cars on the legendary 13 mile racetrack, once felicitously entitled the green hell by racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart. And to beat the existing official record of the Donkervoort D8 RS06 set almost 4 years ago.

7 minutes, 11 seconds and 57 hundreds of a second later Gruber crosses the line again. He has proven: The GUMPERT apollo sport is officially the fastest road legal factory car ever to circle the Ring until today. With an average speed of around 106,78 mp/h (171,84 km/h) the apollo was by 3,32 seconds faster than the former record holder. And – by the way – more than 13 seconds faster than the Maserati MC 12 in 2008. And, well – I even could have gone a little faster, said the pretty unimpressed driver after coming back into the pits. And not even one drop of sweat on his brow after the record lap. The apollo sport in standard factory specification was equipped with road legal MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup tires and an adjustable coilover suspension by KW.