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25 Years of ZF Race Engineering: A Quarter Century of Success, Innovations, and Partnerships

September 28, 2023

A quarter century is a long time in motorsport, a period filled with challenges, victories, and tireless innovation. ZF Race Engineering is celebrating its impressive 25th anniversary this year and taking a look back at a history defined by a passion for motorsport and groundbreaking developments.

Clutch and Suspension Technology - Success on the Racetrack
One key to ZF Race Engineering's success has been the constant pursuit of improvements and the willingness to push the boundaries of what's possible. This philosophy has led to SACHS racing clutches and suspensions becoming integral components of the most successful race cars worldwide. SACHS racing clutches have secured countless victories and championships in series like DTM and the GT World Challenge. The precision engineering and quality of ZF SACHS components have given teams and drivers a clear advantage when it came to crossing the finish line.

Partnerships with Porsche and BMW
Close cooperation with renowned car manufacturers such as Porsche, BMW Motorsport, and VW has established ZF Race Engineering as a major player in the racing world. These partnerships have not only contributed to the development of top-notch racing vehicles but also to bringing innovations from the racetrack to the road. With Porsche, ZF Race Engineering has worked on projects like the Porsche 911 GT3 R, which has proven itself as one of the most successful GT race cars of all time. The connection between ZF and Porsche Motorsport is a prime example of fruitful collaboration between engineers and racing drivers. BMW Motorsport is another long-standing partner of ZF Race Engineering, and their cooperation has resulted in successful projects like the BMW M4 GT3. The combination of ZF SACHS innovation and BMW's renowned performance has left a lasting impression on the racing world.

Looking to the Future
The 25th anniversary of ZF Race Engineering is not only an occasion to look back on the past but also a glimpse into the future. With a clear focus on innovation and perfection, ZF Race Engineering will continue to shape the world of motorsport in the years to come.