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Only the top range models have Brembo calipers

        
Brembo produces high-tech brake calipers installed as original equipment in the leading car models in every category.

These monoblock or two-piece fixed calipers are made from aluminium for maximum lightweight and performance, while the number of pistons varies from 2 to 6 in relation to size.

Brembo focuses particular attention on designing brake calipers that requires performance with those for comfort.

In addition to Brembo's whole-system approach, which necessitates an in-depth knowledge of every element involved in braking, the comfort of these products is ensured by the use of specific design methods and extensive, laborious bench and road testing to identify and eliminate any factors detracting from the comfort of the braking system.

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​As well as boasting the intrinsically superior lightweight, performance and appearance of aluminium components compared with parts in cast iron, Brembo fixed calipers also offer benefits in terms of weight reduction and residual torque, which translate to lower emissions and fuel consumption.

Brembo also emphasizes to the appearance of the caliper, the most visually noticeable element of the braking system. The style is defined in a painstaking co-design process in collaboration with the world's major carmakers to be an integral aspect of the overall aesthetics of the most exclusive models. As well as being offered with elaborate chrome finishes, Brembo calipers are often designed specifically to echo and complement the styling cues of the automobile they are fitted to.

 

 

New Extrema Caliper

        
Designed for top of the line cars with a strong sport vocation like the heir to the Ferrari Enzo, the new "Extrema" caliper from Brembo offers an innovative design, reduced weight and mechatronics.

With an attractive look and top shelf performance, the result of innovative design and the use of mechatronics, the new "Extrema" caliper from Brembo was designed for top of the line cars with a strong sport vocation. Therefore a product intended to meet the needs of a market which is extremely demanding and in constant evolution.


 

Some of the cars models equipped with Brembo calipers:


 
Abarth 695 Biposto

Aluminium calipers and oversized discs

The Abarth 695 two-seater took to the race track with a natural vocation for the road. For this reason, the fastest Abarth ever is fitted with a Brembo braking system with 4-piston aluminium calipers and oversized discs.

Alfa Romeo 4C

Brake calipers

The brake system for the Alfa Romeo 4C is ready for the most intense use on race track thanks to the Brembo’s fixed aluminium front calipers that allow the car to brake from 100 to 0 km/h in just 36 metres.
Brembo’s fixed calipers are not only by characterized by lightness, performance and design of components in aluminium rather than cast iron but are also able to ensure advantages arising from reduced weight and residual torque, resulting in lower pollutant emissions and better fuel economy.

Cadillac ATS

Brakes that pass the Nurburgring test

An American car recalling German handling and clean outlines. The Cadillac ATS achieves speeds going into corners that have nothing to envy of its rivals. This is thanks to tests on the old Nurburgring, where various braking solutions were also tried out. The final choice fell on formidable Brembo four piston combined with front discs by 321 mm for a braking system that combines great performance and good looks.
These Brembo calipers are also characterized by a design in perfect harmony with the car’s own distinguishing features.

Cadillac CTS

Attention to detail, even when it comes to brakes

Some say this is the best car built by General Motors. This is confirmed by the Brembo designed braking system built to ensure maximum comfort: 4 x 42 mm diameter piston calipers combined with 321 mm front discs (345 mm for 18-inch wheel rims). Fixed Brembo aluminium calipers combine in this car with low environmental impact, great comfort and high performance.

Chevrolet SS

Muscles out, brakes in

The SS is the first four-door car with a V8 engine and rear-wheel drive built by Chevrolet in the last 20 years. Brembo has developed oversized brakes to match this 415 HP engine that are also very good looking. On the front, 40/44 mm diameter 4-piston calipers work in conjunction with 355 mm discs. At the rear, on the other hand, there are 28/32 mm diameter 4-piston calipers combined with large 365 mm discs.
The attentive design of the Brembo calipers, thanks to a co-design approach with this car-maker, integrates seamlessly with the overall aesthetics of the car.

Corvette Stingray

Braking on the seventh day

The seventh generation Corvette stands out for its style and the materials used, above all the aluminium chassis. To ensure unthinkable stopping distances, even at higher speeds, the Stingray uses Brembo 4-piston calipers front and rear. And for those who want even more, there is the solution with front pillar calipers with 6 pistons and oversized pads. The Brembo discs range in size from 321 to 394 mm for the front and from 339 to 390 mm at the rear. Aspects ensuring maximum modular braking control.

Dodge Viper SRT

Benchmark Braking

Every corner of the 2015 Dodge Viper SRT® features a robust four-piston Brembo® brake system with fixed aluminium calipers and 14x1.3-inch vented/slotted rotors. Braking is firm and confident even under extreme track conditions. The calipers are among the stiffest available. All surfaces are machined for full weight optimization.

Ferrari 488 GTB

Brembo has perfected a braking system for the 488 GTB capable of offering superior performance, thanks to the use of mechatronics, as well as great good looks.  Given the high loads generated by piston pressure on pads, maximum rigidity and less deformation is ensured by pillar calipers (machined from a single block of aluminum) available in 9 different colours.
The rear caliper is characterized by the integrated electrical parking brake: this solution developed by Brembo combines traditional mechanical skills with newer electronic features in a caliper involving high-level mechatronics. Brembo has developed an electronic control unit and control software governing the parking brake which are integrated into a single component.
Brembo CCM discs complete the brake system alongside Brembo pads with friction material made from a blend of specifically dosed organic elements ensuring the best braking performance with Brembo CCM discs in composite ceramic material.

Ferrari California T

The braking system on the California is designed to combine sport and comfort perfectly and comprises Brembo front and rear modules with carbon ceramic discs. The 390 mm carbon-ceramic discs at the front are coupled to 6-piston calipers with a 143 cm2 pad, while the 360 mm carbon-ceramic discs on the rear are coupled to 4-piston calipers with a 77 cm2 pad.
The brake system is completed with Brembo CCM discs that ensure a weight reduction of 50% compared to cast iron discs. This achieves a significant reduction of the unsprung mass of the vehicle, ensuring excellent dynamic behaviour and impressive driving comfort.

Ford Mustang

Coming to grips with a thoroughbred

The latest version of the quintessential muscle car boasts unprecedented handling and road holding. To keep the Ford Mustang’s more than 300 HP under control, Brembo developed 6-piston aluminium pillar calipers combined with 380 mm slotted front discs. Ideal for those who want to achieve the most from their car, in everyday life as well as for a few days on the race track.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Big is beautiful ... even for the brake system!

A four by four overflowing with power such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 requires a braking system capable of ensuring equally powerful deceleration. The Brembo recipe includes high-energy 6 piston pillar calipers at the front and 4-piston versions at the rear respectively coupled with 380 mm and 350 mm discs. The result is a braking system capable of combining supercar performance, off road stamina, comfort and great looks.

LaFerrari

Conceived for a car of excellence with a strong sporting vocation such as LaFerrari, the new Brembo brake system highlights innovative design, weight reductions and mechatronics.
Aggressive and innovative aesthetics for this new "extreme" caliper above all mean a significant reduction of unsprung weight (more than 3 kg) and better pedal response, as well as optimised consumption. This caliper body also ensures better ventilation, with a reduction in brake fluid temperature of more than 30 °C. Although the front caliper has six pitons and the rear one 4 integrated with the electric parking brake, actually the two calipers are visually identical. No difference is seen when looking at the car from the side. The brake system is completed with Brembo CCM discs that ensure a weight reduction of 50% compared to cast iron discs.

Lamborghini Aventador

Brake calipers

Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers for the Lamborghini Aventador, a car that seems to have come directly from the future in view of its sharp geometries.
The attentive design of the Brembo calipers, thanks to a co-design approach with leading car-makers worldwide, integrates seamlessly with the overall aesthetics of the most exclusive models.

Lexus RC F

Pillar calipers and slotted discs

Reining back such a high-performance beast lap after lap requires serious stopping power. To give you the control you crave, the high-performance Brembo® braking system* features huge slotted 14.9-inch front brake rotors clamped by massive six-piston pillar calipers and 13.5-inch rear slotted rotors with four-piston calipers.

Nissan GT-R

Pillar calipers and composite discs

The Nissan GT-R can be equipped with Brembo 6-piston front calipers and 4-piston rear calipers for greater braking power. Astonishing rigidity but exceptional low weight, thanks to Brembo’s “pillar” technology.
The Brembo brake system for the GT-R relies on powerful 15.4” front discs and 15.0” rear discs. Designed for braking at high speeds, they also easily handle long descents on mountain roads.

Pagani Huayra

High coefficient of friction under all conditions of use

The Pagani Huayra is fitted with Brembo Carbon-Ceramic brakes, already tested on the Nürburgring with the Zonda R and ideal even for the most critical situations.
The weight reduction achieved thanks to using Carbon-Ceramic brakes means that the Huayra turns in exceptional behaviour for racing as well as everyday driving. The composite ceramic material manufactured by Brembo ensures a high coefficient of friction in all conditions of use that remains constant during braking at all speeds, thereby allowing the driver to optimize the force applied to the pedal. This important feature is difficult to achieve with conventional cast iron.
The brake calipers are connected to a metal bell so that the unit can be mounted directly on the wheel hub. This innovative mounting system is patented system and also involves flexible deformation between the brake belt and the bell. It is the result of detailed studies allowing differential thermal expansion between the materials of the two brake system elements. In addition, the limited deformation of the CCM Carbon-Ceramic discs at high temperatures ensures perfect coupling between disc and pad. This important quality is not easy to obtain with cast iron discs, that tend to deform when subjected to prolonged, heavy duty thermal stress. In addition, the hardness of composite ceramic material ensures long disc life.

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