Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Houston (Clearlake), TX
I think there's so much power under hard acceleration that it's a fine line between spinning the tires and slipping the clutch. An aluminum flywheel would dissipate heat faster but I think the thin steel insert would overheat before the heat could be dissipated.
A tall first gear and a light clutch/flywheel doesn't help either. I left a stoplight while breaking in my engine, gave it just a hair too much throttle with the clutch pushing in a little too much, and wham... the engine spun up like it was in neutral.
2014 Cayman S
2011 Cayenne Turbo
1979 930 (475 rwhp at 0.95 bar)