With their high performance and capability to be driven at extreme limits, sports cars have always represented the most prestigious and challenging test bed for a braking system. Brembo has earned a position of unrivalled supremacy in the supply of original equipment for this segment, supplying products boasting cutting edge technology, reliability and design to Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin, and to Mercedes, Nissan, GM, Ford, Mitsubishi and others for their high performance versions. Due to the high performance and spirit of extreme innovation typical to this segment, the braking systems for these cars introduce innovations in terms of both materials and technology derived directly from motorsports, which will only filter down into other segments some time later.
For these cars, Brembo produces braking systems consisting of 4 or 6 piston monoblock calipers, to offer maximum stiffness and braking power, working in conjunction with high performance discs. The discs are either carbon-ceramic components, used for the most exclusive models, or floating, co-cast units with a cast iron braking rotor and an aluminium hat.
The superior axial stiffness of these discs contributes to reducing fluid absorption by the caliper and, as a result, pedal travel.
The most significant qualities of Brembo calipers are lightness, stiffness - meaning that the caliper absorbs less fluid, for more immediate pedal response - and ideal ventilation. Today, however, the looks of a caliper are also important, and superior design is one of the aspects that make Brembo products stand apart from their rivals.