Brakes

  • Chevrolet brake rotor

    Patent design drawings detail rotors festooned with the automaker's logo.

  • Brembo breaks down F1 and Le mans brakes
    How do Formula 1 and Le Mans LMP1 brakes differ?

    Formula 1 race cars are amazing feats of motorsport engineering. Equally as amazing, however, are the LMP1 prototype racers that run in the various endurance events around the globe, including the 24 Hours of LeMans. Each type of cars represents the pinnacle of what's currently possible with a race...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    What are the differences between LMP1 and GTE race car brakes at Le Mans?

    The 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will kick off Saturday with 60 cars competing in four different categories. Although motorsport is often characterized by speed, a race car won't get far without a proper set of brakes to handle corners. And different racers, obviously, require very...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Camaro's Brembo brakes
    Brake-by-wire to go mainstream, says Brembo

    Braking systems have changed considerably over decades, but high-performance brake manufacturer Brembo thinks another big change is coming. Brembo’s executive director for braking systems, Giovanni Canavotto, told Car and Driver in an interview published Monday that brake-by-wire systems will...

  • Race Car brakes versus street car brakes
    What are the differences between race car and street car braking systems?

    You might know that there's a physical difference between race car brakes and street car brakes. The size of the rotors, the materials used in the pads, and the brake lines are all going to be upgraded to handle the rigors of motorsport. But that's only part of the story. Did you know that more is...

  • Bosch iDisc brakes
    Bosch iDisc brakes are the cleaner, more durable brakes for the future

    While regulations surrounding emission standards often focus on tailpipe emissions, brakes and tires actually contribute 32 percent of driving-related particulate emissions. Half of that comes from brake dust alone. On Wednesday, Bosch revealed its answer to a cleaner brake disc called the iDisc...

  • Porsche builds new drum brakes for 356

    Sometimes it's tough to keep classic cars completely original, especially as parts become scarce. Porsche, specifically, Porsche Classic, wants to help its loyal owners keep things all-original with new drum brakes for the 356A and 356B models, which were Porsche's first-ever production cars. However, the re-engineered originals come at a price. A set of four drum brakes will cost owners $8,700 for the 356A, and $8,500 for the 356B. We suppose the price isn't much of an issue when both models regularly command six-figure prices. Air-cooled Porsche cars continue to rise in value, too. Keeping...

  • Continental aluminum wheel and brake concept
    Continental reveals aluminum wheel and brake concept for electric cars

    Continental has showcased a prototype for a way to boost the braking efficiency of electric cars. Dubbed the "New Wheel Concept," Continental engineered the system to help maximize regenerative braking and create an easier-to-maintain braking system. The concept uses an inner carrier, brake rotor...

  • 2010 range rover sport brembo supercharged 126
    Will Brakes Of Tomorrow Rely On Supercapacitors Instead Of Friction?

    Advances in material science aside, not much has changed with vehicle braking systems over the past 200 years. While today’s antilock, six-piston caliper, carbon-ceramic rotor braking systems may not resemble the leather-pad-against-wooden-wheel systems found on early coaches, friction is...

  • Volvo animal avoidance system
    Volvo Avoids Animals With New Collision Detection Tech

    When you're developing cars on roads that aren't unknown to feature the odd moose around the next corner, preventing drivers colliding with wild animals is understandably quite a priority for Volvo. To this end, Volvo has been developing a system based on its Pedestrian Detection and Full Auto...

  • 2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots
    2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback Spy Shots

    BMW released an updated version of the 1-Series Hatchback in late 2008 but ever since then suspicious prototypes of a new car with similar proportions and signature BMW styling have been captured running around the south of Germany, and now once again and this time with much of the finer details...

  • 2008 Mercedes Benz ConceptFascination concept car
    Report: Mercedes planning new shooting brake based on E-Class Coupe

    We’ve reported about Mercedes Benz planning to launch a new shooting brake version of its next-generation CLS but latest reports indicate that a smaller version based on the 2010 E-Class Coupe is also in the pipeline and could be on the market by 2011. The shooting brake is essentially a...

  • 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV carbon ceramic brake disc

    Seek out any modern supercar and chances are you'll see some carbon ceramic brake discs behind its wheels, often with the Brembo logo emblazoned on them. Now, Brembo is announcing a new partnership with SGL Group, a company specializing in carbon-fiber production, and together the two will jointly operate a new company to help develop carbon ceramic brakes for mass production. Headquartered in Milan, the new company will work on carbon ceramic brakes exclusively for passenger and commercial vehicles, and will also be seeking a way to bring costs down so that carbon ceramic brakes might be...

  • Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole CCM
    Brembo teams with Italian watchmaker for carbon-ceramic special edition

    Watches and cars have shared a long history together. Something about the kindred spirit of precision, style and function of both endeavors finds an overlapping fanbase. Few watches exhibit that cross-pollination better than the Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole CCM - a carbon-ceramic watch built...

  • iding power ferrari f460gt conversion 001
    IDING Power Ferrari F460GT conversion

    With more power and even more aggressive aerodynamics than the factory-built 430 Scuderia, IDING Power's new F460GT offers a new take on a super-performing F430 variant. Boring out the engine and replacing stock parts with carbon fiber are the primary modes of improvement. As the name suggests, the...

  • 1968 BMW 2002
    BMW reportedly planning a spiritual successor for the 2002

    Last year we saw the first test-mules for the next-generation BMW 1-series driving around the streets of Munich in Germany. At first appearance the test vehicles looked like ordinary 1-series hatchbacks but on closer inspection a number of key features revealed several vital clues about the next...

  • 2011 mercedes benz cls shooting brake rendering 001
    Preview: Mercedes Benz Shooting Brake based on next-gen CLS

    The Mercedes Benz CLS ignited the four-door coupe market when it was introduced back in 2004, and since then we’ve seen several other luxury rivals attempt to emulate the design with cars like the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 and Aston Martin Rapide all under development. For the...

  • 2010 bmw 1 series mule 001
    Next-generation BMW 1-series could get 'shooting brake' variant

    BMW released an updated version of the 1-series compact late last year and since then a suspicious prototype of the hatch has been captured running around German streets. At first appearance the car looks like an ordinary 1-series hatchback but look closer and you’ll notice several key...

  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia's carbon ceramic brakes

    The Corvette ZR-1, any number of Ferraris, a and choice selection of the finest automobiles from Italy, Germany and elsewhere - these are fine company, and soon more affordable sports cars could be joining these ranks, at least in terms of brakes. Brembo has this week announced the purchase of the other half of its BCBS joint venture with Daimler for the manufacture of carbon-ceramic brakes, potentially doubling its ability to build the high-tech stoppers. In the automotive industry, volume is often everything. The more of an item that can be built, the more the raw materials, replacement...

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