Hard vs. Soft Clutches
Automotive
Advertisement In a sports car, it’s desirable to have short clutch pedal travel for quick shifting.  The shorter the travel, the less the mechanical advantage you can apply, meaning a stiffer pedal. Harder clutches in high-powered sports cars are a …
How a car clutch works
Automotive
Advertisement The first stage in the transmission of a car with a manual gearbox is the clutch. It transmits engine power to the gearbox, and allows transmission to be interrupted, while gear is selected to move off from a stationary …