Choose your Brembo Upgrade System
The GT-R (Gran Turismo Racing) system has been designed for the driver who demands exceptional performance on the street and on the track.
The GT-R monobloc calipers are machined entirely from billet with a nickel plated race finish to provide both the features and benefits of a racing brake system. This includes improved stiffness and thermo-mechanical resistance which is critical in high-performance applications.
The system includes 4 or 6-piston monobloc calipers, 2–piece floating brake disc assemblies, a selection of high performance or racing friction materials and all the necessary hardware to insure seamless installation.
Effective range of brake systems
Brembo at a glance
The Brembo High Performance (HP) Program is the direct result of winning over 200+ World Championships and decades of designing brake systems for the worlds top supercar manufacturers. Brembo Dominated Motorsports: Formula 1, World Rally Championship (WRC), NASCAR, Champ Car World Series, Indy Racing League (IRL), American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Speed World Challenge, and FIA GT Championship.
Brembo has a unique relationship working directly with automotive manufacturers to develop high performance braking solutions specifically for your vehicle. You can rest assured that every system designed by Brembo is specifically tuned for your vehicle like no other braking system on the market. Brembo supplies over 30 automotive manufacturers including Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors (GM), Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, and Subaru.
Brembo uses its own foundries in the industrial process, whereby bringing a thorough knowledge of metallurgy to its design know-how which also creates further synergy in the optimization of the production cycle. The research and development phase is flanked by the testing phase which involves static, comfort and road testing and dynamic tests on test benches. Brembo brakes are manufactured under quality and environmental ISO 9004 and ISO 14000 management standards which puts Brembo in a league of its own in high performance braking.
Brembo GT Systems at-a-glance
Race System Ferrari F430 FIA-GT2
- Calipers, Discs, Brake Lines, Caliper Mounting Brackets, and Brake Pads
- Billet 5-axis Machined, Aerospace Aluminum-alloy, Monobloc and 2-piece
- 2, 4, 6, 8
- Ventilated Titanium Insert, Single Inner Pressure Seal
- Clear Hard Anodized
- Type III
- Type V
Forged monobloc calipers provide the ultimate in stiffness in regards to strength to weight ratio.
Brembo’s calipers are a fixed radial or axial mount design with opposed pistons and constructed from forged and/or billet aluminum alloy.
Titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. The low thermal condutivity and relatively high melting point makes it an ideal material for ventilated piston inserts.
Brembo calipers are equipped with unique pad retaining features and sequential piston bores in order to provide even pad wear and optimum performance.
Ventilated titanium piston inserts provide an additional barrier of heat protection (available in most race calipers).
High performance brake pads
Each Brembo system is delivered with calipers preloaded with race pads. The pad compounds are selected based on unique variables related to the vehicle or racing environment.
Caliper mounting brackets
All Brembo caliper mounting brackets are designed vehicle and system specific. They are precision milled from superior quality billet materials to ensure a precise fit and meet the strength requirements of high performance driving conditions. Brembo brackets are also further analyzed and tested to ensure fatigue life.
Brembo caliper mounting brackets are also anodized to provide an attractive finish.
Part numbers are clearly laser etched along with an unique serial number (S/N) for each part. Pictured, are a few examples of axial and radial mount bracket designs.
Brembo 2-piece discs
Through Brembo’s comprehensive understanding of materials and advanced design capabilities, Brembo’s 2-piece discs are designed to be as lightweight as possible without compromising strength or longevity. Achieving this level of design is a capability that sets Brembo apart.
By manufacturing the center section out of precision milled billet aluminum, a great deal of weight can be saved in this key location. This reduces both unsprung and rotating weight which benefits handling, acceleration, and overall vehicle dynamics.
Brembo discs are coated with zinc ("gold" color) to provide an attractive corrosive resistant finish.
Superior metallurgy and exceptional engineering allow Brembo discs to exceed in the most demanding conditions. Their advanced cast iron alloy lasts longer than any disc in the high performance and racing market.
- Cross drilled discs run at slightly lower temperatures due to added air flow through the surface of the disc where heat is generated.
- They are also highly effective in wet conditions and shedding debris from the disc to ensure a clean braking surface.
- Improve pad “bite”, improve wet weather performance, continuously refresh the brake pad.
- Slotted discs are recommended when using race pad materials or compounds. the vehicle is submitted to extreme braking duties such as towing or hauling heavy loads.
- Improve pad “bite”, improve wet weather performance, continuously refresh the brake pad.
Disc Thermal Capacity
A Mass: The area located in the outer ring of the disc (shown in orange), dictates thermal capacity. This consists of annulus, width, diameter, air gap, and vane design.
B Annulus: The area between two concentric circles. This dimension directly correlates to the friction surface area of the brake pad.
C Disc Width: The overall thickness of the disc. Calipers are designed for a specific width.
D Air Gap: The area located between the rotor plates surface is airgap. The amount of airgap is a crucial factor in channeling airflow.
E Vane Design: Exclusive venting system that improves cooling capacity which increases resistance to brake fade.
Brake systems are designed to operate best within a prescribed temperature range. While modern high performance friction materials broaden this temperature range, it is critical that the brake disc in a system has adequate thermal capacity.
Thermal capacity, or heat storage capacity, is determined by how much weight or mass is located in the outer ring section of the disc. This is the area where the friction surface of the disc meets the internal vanes (orange colored area in the diagram shown). The more mass located in this area, the more thermal capacity a disc has.
Airflow / Cooling
The curved vane disc is directional, and curved vane disc must be installed with the vanes running back from the inside to the outside diameters in the direction of rotation. Orienting the disc in the manner creates a centrifugal pump. The rotation of the disc causes air to be pumped from the center of the disc, through the vanes, and out through the outside diameter of the disc. This greatly enhances the disc’s ability to dissipate heat. Additionally, all of Brembo’s slotted discs are directional, regardless of the vane geometry. The discs should be installed such that the end of the slot nearest the outer edge of the disc contacts the pad first.
TECH NOTE: It is a popular misconception that the cross drill pattern determines the direction of rotation of the disc. In truth, for an internally vented drilled disc, the geometry of the vanes dictates the direction of rotation.
The coupling between the bell, disc and disc hardware has been carefully studied by Brembo to maximize performance, comfort, and longevity. These proprietary disc hardware systems were developed though extensive involvement in professional motorsports and supplying the worlds top OE auto manufacturers.
How it works
During braking, torque is transmitted from the disc to the bell through a fastener called a bobbin. This type of mounting system is designed to allow a specific amount of float in both radial and axial directions. This allows the disc to expand and contract under high temperature which reduces stress and increases longevity of the related components.
Brembo’s unique anti-rattle disc hardware utilizes a spring fastener in order to slightly preload the assembly which eliminates the noise generally associated with floating discs.
The floating 2-piece anti-rattle disc hardware system, commonly used in high performance braking systems, was actually developed by Brembo back in the mid 90’s. This innovation was initially engineered exclusively for the McLaren F1 supercar which is why the hardware is often nicknamed the “McLaren” spring.
Goodridge is the leading line supplier to OE manufacturers and championship winning race teams worldwide. With the tightest bend radius in the industry and the lowest rate of expansion, you can be assured that every inch of pressure from the pedal is transfered directly to where it counts – the caliper. Goodridge is the only brake hose system approved for use in every country in the world and it’s guaranteed for life.
Goodridge High Performance Brakeline race-bred street brake lines are constructed from the finest quality hose, consisting of a PTFE inner hose covered by braided stainless steel. In addition to providing a more responsive and firm brake pedal by eliminating the “spongy” feel that often accompanies stock rubber brake lines, High Performance Brakelines are abrasion and corrosion resistant to stay good looking for a long time to come.
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