For almost two decades, Fanta4 singer Smudo and the Four-Motors team led by Thomas von Löwis of Menar have been in the pole position when it comes to “green motorsport.”
In the 2021 motorsport season, the team continues to work with us as together we move toward resource-saving sustainability in motorsports. Already in preparations for the season, we jointly ensure immense CO2 savings during the set-up drives and test analyses on the KW vehicle performance test bench.
The Four Motors team does not have to travel with its motorsport engineers to various test tracks, nor do they need to drive countless test kilometers on a racetrack. Several circuits can be simulated on the test bench, such as the Nürburgring Nordschleife, so that the race cars can be fine-tuned in terms of axle kinematics, spring rates, spring travels, damper adjustments, damper setups and much more.
All the tuning work which is relevant for the suspension is done directly at our test center in the Swabian Fichtenberg. Solar modules for sustainable electricity generation have been installed on the roofs of the KW automotive company grounds for years to reduce the carbon footprint.
The Four Motors race cars Porsche 991 GT3 Cup, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport 981 drive with refined engine oil from Wolf Oil. Equipped with KW Competition racing suspensions, they fill up with E20 CropEnergies high-performance fuel.
In addition, they use sustainable light components made of organic fibers, which are developed by Porsche and the Fraunhofer WKI as part of a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, as well as by Bcomp and Manthey-Racing.
Photos Gruppe C Photography, Four Motors (Christian Gold)