SEMA 2019: SPEC Introduces Super Twin Clutches for V6-Powered Camaro

A major name in the drivetrain industry, SPEC has recently released a new twin-disc clutch, dubbed the Super Twin, for V6 Camaros. The emphasis, at least with clutches at the lower end of the power range, is on retaining a comfortable, usable feel almost identical to that of the OE unit, which is quite the achievement considering their clamping force. Depending on the clutch assembly, the Super Twin can handle from 800-1,600 lb-ft of torque — yet it remains very streetable.

The Super Twin is also intended to make ownership simple and headache-free. The flywheel uses a removable FPK, which is a friction material that’s easily bolted and unbolted at home negating the need for sending it in for minor servicing. In fact, when the clutch reaches the end of its useful life, the entire clutch assembly can be sent to SPEC to be rebuilt and returned with a full guarantee for half or a third of the price. Even if the design has been updated in the time the customer has owned their clutch, it will be returned with the all-new parts for a fraction of the original price.

Here is the entire Camaro-V6 assembly. Good manners, plenty of strength, and great support make the SPEC Super Twin an intriguing product.

“The Super Twin has been hugely popular with a lot of racecar drivers especially,” says Josh Buchanan, Sales and Marketing Manager at SPEC. “They can send it in at the end of their season, we inspect and repair it, then we return it so they can go on their way.” End-of-season repairs are distracting at the best of times, so getting a little help in the process goes a long way.

It’s available for a wide array of vehicles, too — even some of the less supported models. Two such models are the late-model V6 and I4-powered Camaros, which are limited by a fairly small selection of aftermarket clutches at the moment. The OEM clutch is quite small, and after 400 lb-ft of torque, the factory assembly begins to show its limitations. Seeing as that’s a figure most owners won’t have much trouble reaching with minor tuning, SPEC stepped in to help.

With an aluminum flywheel for faster revs and weight reduction, the Super Twin helps liven up the engine considerably. This is a new Porsche flywheel, but SPEC makes them for just about any application.

The development of this version of the Super Twin began as a custom job for a discerning customer with a Vortech-supercharged V6 1LE Camaro. Now handling more than 500 lb-ft of torque, the twin-disc clutch in the Camaro shifts “just as well as the OE unit, but can handle three times the power,” Buchanan proudly informs us.

For a wide array of high-end clutches with great manners and usability, consult SPEC for your next race or street build.

SPEC is no stranger to making power, this clutch came off of the Ford GT that broke the 300-mph mark and is signed by the team. Pretty cool!

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Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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