Brembo Video Highlights Ford GT Race Car Performance


 Ford and Brembo collaborate on Ford GT race car brakes

Brembo has brought its 41 years of motorsport brake experience to the Ford GT race car that will compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 18-19 in Le Mans, France. Brembo and Ford have been simultaneously developing the Ford GT race car brake package with the road going Ford GT.

The Ford GT race car hit the track in January at the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. Ford GT race cars are competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in 10 days in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ford Chip Ganassi race team logged the cars first victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 1.

Ford Chip Ganassi driver Joey Hand, Ford Performance Chief Engineer Dave Pericak and Brembo performance engineer Mike Messina sat down to talk about the importance of the Brembo brakes on the Ford GT race car and coming consumer model of Ford GT.




“It is very exciting that the Ford GT is heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a win already to their credit,” said Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America. “With the anniversary of Ford’s last win at Le Mans 50 years ago, this year’s 24 is going to be special. We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Ford on the race car and you will see those benefits once the Ford GT road car hits the streets in 2017.”


Brembo Ford GT Race Car Brakes:


• Lightweight aluminum six-piston Brembo calipers with 380mm x 34mm cast iron rotors on the front (Carbon brakes not allowed for GT cars).

• Four-piston calipers with 360mm x 28mm rotors on the rear.

• Much of the brake cooling geometry hidden in the Ford GT race car carries over to the street car for maximum braking efficiency.