Clutch Control

Clutch control refers to the act of controlling the speed of a vehicle with a manual transmission by partially engaging the clutch plate, using the clutch pedal instead of (or in conjunction with) the accelerator pedal. The purpose of a clutch is in part to allow such control; in particular, a clutch provides transfer of torque between shafts spinning at different speeds. In the extreme, clutch control is used in performance driving, such as starting from a dead stop with the engine producing maximum torque at high RPM.

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... In a vehicle with a manual transmission, riding the clutch refers to the practice of needlessly keeping the clutch partially disengaged ... This results in the clutch being unable to fully engage with the flywheel and so causes premature wear on the disc and flywheel ... A common example of riding the clutch is to keep slight continual pressure on the clutch pedal whilst driving, as when a driver habitually rests his/her foot on the clutch pedal instead of on the ...
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... and considerably reducing the chance of losing control of the vehicle ... able to execute a more stable high-speed turn under deceleration, with less risk of losing control due to loss of grip in the front or rear axles ... differential in that, rather than actively allocating torque (as a computer controlled clutch can do), it supports a torque difference across the differential (the torque bias ratio/TBR), from the side ...

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