A lighter flywheel takes the strain off the engine and allows the engine to rev more freely, as a bonus as there is less weight so the engine is able to release more power.
The lighter the flywheel the faster engine revs will rise and fall but you will lose momentum on a hill more quickly. The driver will often heel/ toe gear change and braking takes advantage of the greater responsiveness from the engine. Various weights of flywheel are available allowing you to get the best torque/free revving capabilities. The stock dual mass flywheel is approx (10.8kg)
- This Single Mass Flywheel (SMF) is approx 5.9kg
A flywheel effectively stores the energy and helps the car resist changes in engine speed - good for cruising at a steady speed but not so good when you need a fast engine response. A dual mass flywheel(DMF) is also working against the driver when braking (especially when braking down hill).
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