Motorsport Line

We offer dedicated motorsport suspension systems that have been proven to win races. We provide four different ways of damper adjustments, two of which feature low- and high-speed compression adjustments and two of which feature our Active Controlled Electronics (ACE or R-ACE).

Our products are tuneable per application, based on the requirement and specific motorsport division. This provides the best option within the requirements and regulations.

Intended use

TracTive Motorsport Suspension System

Technical highlights

  • Electronically Adjustable ACE or R-ACE
  • Manually adjustable One-Way or Three-Way
  • Fitment of TracTive uniball top mounts
  • Eibach Racing Springs (ERS) with custom spring rates

TracTive UK Official Motorsport Reseller

SW Engineering is a Sussex based Porsche specialist and race team.

Team owners Stuart Wallace and Ellie Bartley met Steve in 2021 whilst running three Porsche Boxsters in Class 2 of the Porsche Club Championship. SW Engineering became the official TracTive UK Motorsport Reseller and immediately began using their cars to assist Steve with the development of the officially sanctioned and regulated Tractive 986 One-Way suspension for the Class 3 Boxster Cup.

SW Engineering are the exclusive reseller of TracTive UK 986 One-Way race suspension to race teams in the Porsche Boxster Cup and CALM All Porsche Trophy series.

In 2021, SW Engineering won the Porsche Club Class 2 Championship with Matt Kyle-Henney as well as the overall and teams championships, making it their most successful racing year.

2022 saw SW Engineering upgrade their operations and venture into Class 1 of the Porsche Club Championship with a Porsche Cayman using the TracTive ACE suspension system.

Over the years, the motorsport team has also made appearances in the CALM All Porsche Trophy series, promoting TracTive UK products to owners of various Porsche models and drivers of all ages and abilities. 

2023 will see SW Engineering make their season debut in the Porsche Club Boxster Cup Championship with both the team and championship’s first ever all female team. All of the ladies will be driving Porsche 986 Boxsters built from scratch by SW and all sporting the 986 Tractive regulated One-Way suspension systems. 

There will also be another debut for the team in 2023 in the Britcar Trophy Championship with a custom built Porsche 997 on a TracTive One-Way system.

SW Engineering thoroughly enjoy assisting Steve with the development of TracTive UK systems and are looking forward to a long and prosperous future working together.

Suspension Struts Explained

McPherson Struts

TracTive Suspension System explained

Multi Link

TracTive Suspension System explained

Technical Specifications

TracTive Suspension System specs
TracTive Suspension System specs

Manual Adjustment Technology Explained

One-Way manually adjustable
TracTive One-Way dampers are based on the knowledge obtained while developing the ACE systems. The dampers are built using the same high-end components as all other TracTive products and offer 20 clicks of adjustment, which will adjust both rebound and compression damping. Each application is custom valved and optimised for the best performance.

Three-Way manually adjustable
The Three-Way system is a no-compromise, race-developed suspension system with independent adjustment of rebound and low- and high-speed compression damping. External reservoirs increase fluid capacity to ensure lower operating temperatures when competing in race events. These reservoirs can be remotely situated, piggy-backed or mounted inline. With this system you will experience blistering reaction times, improved bump absorption and a massive increase in grip that will give you the confidence to push your car to its absolute limits and beyond, while still keeping you safe.

Electronic Semi-Active Damping Explained

ACE Active Controlled Electronics
Our standalone ACE systems gives you independent damping control. You can adjust roll and pitch interference for stable braking, controlled corner entry and after hitting the apex precisely, a better acceleration out of the corner. Curbstones and road undulations are perfectly managed by each individual damper.

Inside each ACE damper is our patented Dynamic Damping Adjustment (DDA) valve. This DDA valve is controlled by a sensitive multi-axis g-sensor and advanced algorithms developed from decades of racing and road testing. A dynamic proportional valve operating as a bypass has capacity for a large range of damping adjustment, and is capable of responding within only 6-10ms.

TracTive DDA, the world’s fastest valve!
Considering the human brain reacts within 150ms, you realise what a gamechanger the TracTive ACE system is compared to all conventional suspension systems.

ACE has the intuitive ability to react to changing road surfaces and conditions. Bumps and compressions are absorbed before you have the chance to notice them. Especially on track through a series of high-speed curves this makes it possible to hold the line without deflection.

Grip levels in all conditions are vastly improved, maximising each tyres contact patch. This gives you the ability to push your car to limits you wouldn’t have thought possible, maintaining safer driving. Electronic damper settings are completely adjustable on your touchscreen, ranging from full road compliance to controlled aggression on track. This is all within reach for you as the driver through the touchscreen display. Five individual settings can be saved which allows you change the setup of the car within seconds.

R-ACE Active Controlled Electronics
R-ACE combines all the benefits of the ACE technology with the addition of secondary low- and high-speed compression adjustments, which are tuned for the application and motorsport discipline.

The low- and high-speed compression damping adjusters can fine-tune damper characteristics to find the perfect balance for individual track setup, driver preferences and race pace improvements. The compression adjusters can be located remotely, piggy-backed or mounted in-line with the dampers.

As the name suggests, R-ACE is best suited for extreme race and endurance applications. R-ACE is the very pinnacle of what is currently possible using knowledge gained from decades of racing at the highest level and electronic controlled damping reacting in a few milliseconds.

Plug & Play
When your car is originally equipped with electronic controlled damping or not, we are able to offer you a Plug & Play upgrade or a completely standalone kit, both for ACE and R-ACE systems.