Before the all-new 2015 Mustang and the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 made their debuts, Ford’s 2009-2014 Mustang Shelby GT500 was (arguably) The Blue Oval’s wildest creation. Sporting between 500 and 662 horsepower (the latter for 2013 and 2014 model years) plus a drag-friendly live rear axle, Ford engineers were challenged to keep all that torque (up to 631 pound-feet) on the ground and under control. But what if a Shelby owner modified his or her pony to make more power, perhaps by tweaking the boost or adding some nitrous? Then, the pony would become even more wild, making some components — like the original clutch — not suitable to handle the power. Enter the DYAD DS (“Drive System”) multi-disc clutch by Centerforce Clutches.
The new clutch system equip the Shelby Mustangs with extremely high holding capacity while retaining stock-like noise levels and easy-to-modulate pedal feel, while having a torque holding capacity of over 1,300 pound-feet at the flywheel. Utilizing the Centerforce patented ball-bearing pressure plate, multi-disc floating/drive disc design, and a centrifugal weight system, the DYAD DS requires no special set up or adjustment, and comes fully-assembled with ARP hardware and detailed inspection form to provide the owner all the specifications about their new clutch.
More information on this new Centerforce clutch can be found at the Centerforce Website.