The Racing calipers are forged and/or machined entirely from billet. Calipers are then treated with a clear hard anodized race finish. The combination of superior materials and a stringent manufactuting process maximize stiffness and thermo-mechanical resistance which is critical in racing.
The system includes 2, 4, or 6-piston monobloc or 2 piece calipers, 2-piece floating brake disc assemblies, a selection of racing friction materials and all the necessary hardware to insure seamless installation.
The Brembo High Performance (HP) Program is the direct result of winning over 200+ World Championships and decades of designing brake systems for the worlds top supercar manufacturers.
Brembo Dominated Motorsports: Formula 1, World Rally Championship (WRC), NASCAR, Champ Car World Series, Indy Racing League (IRL), American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Speed World Challenge, and FIA GT Championship.
Brembo has a unique relationship working directly with automotive manufacturers to develop high performance braking solutions specifically for your vehicle. You can rest assured that every system designed by Brembo is specifically tuned for your vehicle like no other braking system on the market.
Brembo supplies over 30 automotive manufacturers including Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors (GM), Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, and Subaru.
Brembo uses its own foundries in the industrial process, whereby bringing a thorough knowledge of metallurgy to its design know-how which also creates further synergy in the optimization of the production cycle. The research and development phase is flanked by the testing phase which involves static, comfort and road testing and dynamic tests on test benches.
Brembo brakes are manufactured under quality and environmental ISO 9004 and ISO 14000 management standards which puts Brembo in a league of its own in high performance braking.
|System Includes (Per Axle)||Caliper Construction / Material||Number of Pistons||Piston
Design / Material
|Caliper Finish||Disc Type||Disc Finish|
|Calipers, Discs, Brake Lines, Caliper Mounting Brackets, and Brake Pads||Billet 5-axis Machined, Aerospace Aluminum-alloy, Monobloc and 2-piece||2, 4, 6, 8||Ventilated Titanium Insert, Single Inner Pressure Seal||Clear Hard Anodized||Slotted||–|
|Forged monobloc calipers provide the ultimate in stiffness in regards to strength to weight ratio.|
Brembo’s calipers are a fixed radial or axial mount design with opposed pistons and constructed from forged and/or billet aluminum alloy.
|Titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. The low thermal condutivity and relatively high melting point makes it an ideal material for ventilated piston inserts.|
Brembo calipers are equipped with unique pad retaining features and sequential piston bores in order to provide even pad wear and optimum performance.
|Ventilated titanium piston inserts provide an additional barrier of heat protection (available in most race calipers)|
Each Brembo system is delivered with calipers preloaded with race pads. The pad compounds are selected based on unique variables related to the vehicle or racing environment.
(GT calipers pictured)
All Brembo caliper mounting brackets are designed vehicle and system specific. They are precision milled from superior quality billet materials to ensure a precise fit and meet the strength requirements of high performance driving conditions. Brembo brackets are also further analyzed and tested to ensure fatigue life.
Brembo caliper mounting brackets are also anodized to provide an attractive finish.
Each Brembo system includes all necessary hardware for ease of installation (please read instructions prior to installation).
|Part numbers are clearly laser etched along with an unique serial number (S/N) for each part.
Pictured, are a few examples of axial and radial mount bracket designs.
Through Brembo’s comprehensive understanding of materials and advanced design capabilities, Brembo’s 2-piece discs are designed to be as lightweight as possible without compromising strength or longevity. Achieving this level of design is a capability that sets Brembo apart.
By manufacturing the center section out of precision milled billet aluminum, a great deal of weight can be saved in this key location. This reduces both unsprung and rotating weight which benefits handling, acceleration, and overall vehicle dynamics.
Superior metallurgy and exceptional engineering allow Brembo discs to exceed in the most demanding conditions. Their advanced cast iron alloy lasts longer than any disc in the racing market.
Brembo’s properitary floating hardware system permits a specific amount of radial and axial float which allows the disc to grow independent from the bell, averting thermal distortion when subjected to extreme temperatures. It also preloads the disc assembly to prevent premature wear.
- Slotted discs are recommended when using race pad materials or compounds.
- Improve pad “bite”, improve wet weather performance, continuously refresh the brake pad.
- Resist cracking caused by thermal shock
DISC THERMAL CAPACITY
|Mass: The area located in the outer ring of the disc (shown in orange), dictates thermal capacity. This consists of annulus, width, diameter, air gap, and vane design.|
|Annulus: The area between two concentric circles. This dimension directly correlates to the friction surface area of the brake pad.|
|Disc Width: The overall thickness of the disc. Calipers are designed for a specific width.|
|Air Gap: The area located between the rotor plates surface is airgap. The amount of airgap is a crucial factor in channeling airflow.|
|Vane Design: Exclusive venting system that improves cooling capacity which increases resistance to cracking caused by thermal shock|
Brake systems are designed to operate best within a prescribed temperature range. While modern high performance friction materials broaden this temperature range, it is critical that the brake disc in a system has adequate thermal capacity.
Thermal capacity, or heat storage capacity, is determined by how much weight or mass is located in the outer ring section of the disc. This is the area where the friction surface of the disc meets the internal vanes (orange colored area in the diagram shown). The more mass located in this area, the more thermal capacity a disc has.
The curved vane disc is directional, and curved vane disc must be installed with the vanes running back from the inside to the outside diameters in the direction of rotation. Orienting the disc in the manner creates a centrifugal pump. The rotation of the disc causes air to be pumped from the center of the disc, through the vanes, and out through the outside diameter of the disc. This greatly enhances the disc’s ability to dissipate heat. Additionally, all of Brembo’s slotted discs are directional, regardless of the vane geometry. The discs should be installed such that the end of the slot nearest the outer edge of the disc contacts the pad first.
TECH NOTE: It is a popular misconception that the cross drill pattern determines the direction of rotation of the disc. In truth, for an internally vented drilled disc, the geometry of the vanes dictates the direction of rotation.
The coupling between the bell, disc and disc hardware has been carefully studied by Brembo to maximize performance, comfort, and longevity. These proprietary disc hardware systems were developed though extensive involvement in professional motorsports.
HOW IT WORKS
During braking, torque is transmitted from the disc to the bell through a fastener called a bobbin. This type of mounting system is designed to allow a specific amount of float in both radial and axial directions. This allows the disc to expand and contract under high temperature which reduces stress and increases longevity of the related components.
Brembo’s unique anti-rattle disc hardware utilizes a spring fastener in order to slightly preload the assembly. This increases longevity and reduces excessive wear associated with floating discs.
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