How to choose the right Brembo brake discs for your Volkswagen Beetle (5C1, 5C2) and be sure you made the right decision

2/6/2018

Blank, cross-drilled, slotted or sports discs. You're spoilt for choice, with 4 different Brembo brake disc solutions

Despite its years, you still love your Volkswagen Beetle (5C1, 5C2) as much as the first day you saw it. Update your brakes to bring back the braking performance you were once used to!
It's not as simple a choice as it looks, because not all brake discs are the same and, above all, not all brands are equivalent. You'd never buy a TV from an unknown brand, because you'd have no guarantee of its quality reliability, and you have to be just as picky when choosing the best brakes for you car. Quality always shines through, and Brembo has secured hundreds of wins in racing over the past 40 years.
Your Volkswagen Beetle (5C1, 5C2) deserves nothing but the best, which is why Brembo suggests 4 different options for changing the brake discs. To get the best performance and usage out of your new brake discs, Brembo recommends always changing the pads at the same time, as even an only partially worn pad could irreparably damage a new disc.


 

Brembo Original

The first alternative suggested is to fit your car with blank disks, which have already been chosen by millions of other drivers. The smooth rotor surfaces of blank discs maximise comfort while minimising brake pad wear.
Oh, and one other thing: a Brembo disc is identical in every single detail to the part originally fitted to your Volkswagen Beetle (5C1, 5C2) when it stole your heart on the dealership floor.
Pillar ventilation, UV paint technology developed in collaboration with the carmakers themselves and a superior damping coefficient achieved by increasing the percentage of carbon used in the manufacturing process are additional advantages offered by the Brembo discs in this range.
PVT Pillar Vented Technology: your new Brembo disks feature innovative pillar ventilation technology developed and patented by Brembo, which makes them even more resistant to cracking phenomena caused by high temperatures.
High Carbon: these disks are manufactured from high carbon cast iron to minimize vibration and noise and maximize performance and comfort.
UV paint treatment: as well as giving the disc an attractive metallic finish, the ultra-violet (UV) cured paint process is also extremely energy efficient. By choosing UV technology, Brembo has reduced the energy usage and CO2 emissions of its disc painting process by 98%!



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Brembo aftermarket disc in cast iron with pillar venting 

 

Brembo Xtra

If you're someone who believes that there's always room for improvement, you should take a look at cross-drilled disks.
Eye-catching style and impeccable performance in all conditions are the essence of Brembo Xtra disks.
The brake rotor is cross-drilled to for maximum grip between the pad and the disc itself. This improves performance in the rain, in hot conditions and in the moments immediately after pressing the brake pedal. The holes also keep the pad clean at all times, removing debris which would otherwise accumulate over time. The holes in the rotor allow heat and gas to escape more effectively, improving performance.
Alongside these crucial factors for braking safety is unmistakeable Brembo style, ensured by the special UV paint treatment.


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Brembo aftermarket disc in cast iron Xtra model perforated vented with UV paint 

 

Brembo Max

Slotted discs represent an alternative solution for maximising the responsiveness of your brake system.

With their special slotted rotors, Brembo Max discs deliver impeccable performance even during the first few tenths of a second of braking.
The slots cut into the disk rotor mean that glazed brake pads will be nothing but a distant memory.

Brembo's engineers have come up with another inventive idea, and included an additional slot in the surface of Brembo Max disks which indicates if the disk is about to exceed or has already exceeded the ,maximum safe wear limit.
This slot disappears once the disc is excessively worn, letting you know that the disc has reached the end of its lifespan and must be replaced.



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Brembo aftermarket disc in cast iron Max model slotted and ventilated 

 

Brembo Sport

Do you want to turn your Volkswagen Beetle (5C1, 5C2) into the ultimate driving machine with even more focused performance? Brembo Sport discs are the right choice for you. Available with both cross-drilled and slotted rotors, these disks are designed specifically to reduce thermal expansion and warping.
The Brembo Sport range also includes pads specifically for use with these disks, manufactured to the superior standards and with the state of the art materials that only Brembo can offer. Made with a specific friction material which offers a constant friction coefficient throughout the entire operating temperature range, these pads deliver outstanding performance even without warming up.
Brembo Sport discs are coated with a gold-coloured galvanised treatment, which gives your Volkswagen Beetle (5C1, 5C2) a high-tech, eye-catching appearance.
No need to worry about fitment, as these discs are exactly the same size as the original equipment parts, and are completely compatible with the standard calipers and wheels.

Contact your nearest distributor of Brembo Sport disks

Feel free to choose whichever disk suits you the best, safe in the knowledge that you'll be getting guaranteed Brembo quality.

Brembo Sport disc in cast iron perforated galvanized in gold color with pillar venting 

 
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