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Multimatic DSSV™ Facts, Imagery and Links

MARKHAM, Ontario (October 30th, 2018) ― Quietly introduced to motorsport in 2002, Multimatic DSSV™ dampers met with such success that they soon became known as the “unfair advantage.” The spool-valve technology’s evolution to road-going vehicles began with exotic, boutique-volume applications before transitioning to series-production, enthusiast-focused programs from a number of global OEMs.

This page provides a quick overview of some of the successes, and provides resources that help explain how DSSV works.

Multimatic DSSV Facts

  • Major claims including statistics that span multiple years:
    • Every major GTLM/GTE Pro endurance win globally during 2018 was on DSSV dampers.  These included the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Six Hours of The Glen and Petit Le Mans
    • Every WEC GTE Manufacturers Championship since series inception has been won using DSSV dampers (2012-2017)
    • Three outright Le Mans wins
    • Four F1 Team and Drivers championships
    • Outright Nürburgring Record in 2018
    • Five championships in Champ Car
  • IMSA 2018:
    • 8 of 12 GTLM wins
    • WeatherTech GTLM Manufacturer’s Championship (Ford GT)
    • Tequila Patron North America Endurance Cup GTLM Champions (Ford GT)
    • Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Grand Sport Manufacturer’s Championship (Ford Mustang GT4)
  • WEC 2017:
    • DSSV-equipped cars took 7 of 9 GTE Pro wins
    • 25 of 27 podium finishers in GTE Pro were DSSV-equipped
    • Outright win at 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Current “spec” damper for:
    • DTM (2012-present)
    • Global MX-5 Cup (2016-present)
    • Indy Lights (2015-present)
    • Pro Mazda Championship
    • Super GT (GT500 Class)
    • USF2000
  • Factory installed on the following race cars:
    • Aston Martin Vulcan
    • Ferrari 458 GT3 & GTE variants
    • Ferrari 488 GT3 & GTE variants
    • Ford GT GTE/GTLM
    • Ford Mustang GT4
    • Ford Shelby GT350R-C
    • Mazda RT24-P
    • Multiple F1 Teams
    • DSSV dampers have been installed on select Formula E cars (Multimatic is unable to disclose)
    • This list does not include many historical race vehicles that also featured DSSV dampers
  • Factory installed on the following road cars:
    • Aston Martin One-77
    • Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
    • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
    • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
    • Ford GT
    • Mercedes-AMG GT
    • RUF CTR3
    • Plus additional specialty vehicles either not publicly acknowledged to feature DSSV dampers, or currently under development

Imagery

Over the years, Multimatic has assembled a library of images, animations and presentations that showcase and/or help explain DSSV damping technology. Select examples are re-published here:

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Competition Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Competition Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Competition Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Competition Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Competition Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Competition Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Damper Animation

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Damper Animation

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Dampers

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 DSSV Dampers

Aston Martin One-77 DSSV Damper

Aston Martin One-77 DSSV Damper

GTLM DSSV Damper

GTLM DSSV Damper

Mazda MX-5 Cup DSSV Damper

Mazda MX-5 Cup DSSV Damper

Ford GT GTLM DSSV Damper

Ford GT GTLM DSSV Damper

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE DSSV Damper Animation

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE DSSV Damper Animation

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE DSSV Damper

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE DSSV Damper

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 DSSV Dampers

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 DSSV Dampers

Awards

DSSV has been recognized many times, including as a key contributor to the following awards:

Media Coverage

Multimatic DSSV has been highlighted in numerous media articles over the years.

DSSV Technology:

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 (and an overview of its technology):

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE:

Chevrolet Camaro Z28:

Ford GT: