All-New Brembo Performance B-M8 and B-M4 Brake Calipers

A New Family of Calipers

Brembo launches innovative high performance aftermarket truck and SUV calipers

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 3, 2015 – Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology introduces a brand new product during the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show (Booth #23561) on November 3-5, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Brembo launches the B-M8, the all-new 8-piston caliper and its companion the B-M4.

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The Brembo B-M8 is an 8-piston monobloc caliper with four pads, suitable for rotors up to 420mm x 40mm (16.53” x 1.57”). This all-new caliper is specifically made for the front braking systems of trucks, SUVs and large high-performance sedans. As one of the largest calipers manufactured by Brembo, at 15.8 inches x 5.51 inches x 7.1 inches, the B-M8 required more than one thousand design hours, which included on-vehicle testing and casting technology development. The B-M8 is validated for torques up to 5700Nm (4204 lb ft).

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The B-M8 is available in four colors – red, yellow, black and new to the market white, with a few “optional” colors. The companion caliper, the B-M4, for rotors up to 380mm x 30 mm, is 12.2” x 6,42” x 3.54” and suitable for the rear braking systems of larger vehicles as well as front applications for smaller cars. The B-M8 and B-M4 are ideal for a variety of domestic and import trucks, SUVs, and sedans including, but not limited to Ford F-Series and Expedition, Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, Nissan Frontier, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz SUVs and Porsche Cayenne.

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Available in red, yellow, black and new to the market white, with a few “optional” colors

This new caliper aligns with Brembo’s principles of developing new and innovative products with a designed flair. The B-M8 will not only provide superior stopping performance, but will also deliver a design aesthetic that fills the large wheel openings of today’s 22-inch truck and car wheels.  The company have taken its expertise in the motorsports world and applied it to large truck and SUV braking systems to create one of the largest and best looking calipers in the Brembo line.

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The new color added to the available finishes

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Brembo B-M8 and B-M4

“We are breaking new ground with the launch of the Brembo B-M8 and B-M4 calipers at SEMA,” said Dan Sandberg, President and CEO of Brembo North America. “This new caliper aligns with Brembo’s principles of developing new and innovative products with a designed flair. The B-M8 will not only provide superior stopping performance, but will also deliver a design aesthetic that fills the large wheel openings of today’s 22-inch truck and car wheels. Our business was founded on creating high performing products that look great. We’ve taken our expertise in the motorsports world and
applied it to large truck and SUV braking systems to create one of the largest and best looking calipers in the Brembo line.”

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The New Brembo B-M4

Developed to increase overall braking performance, the B-M8 exhibits consistent braking power under intensive conditions. The B-M8’s four pads provide a significantly larger braking surface, improving performance and pad wear, while communicating increased “bite” to the driver. Manufactured in the same plant as the company’s racing brake systems, the B-M8 leverages Brembo’s 40 years in motorsports in an advanced road-going high performance caliper.

B-M8 and B-M4 with their innovative and exclusive design are the first members of a NEW FAMILY of calipers that will distinguish the new High Performance Brembo Kits from others in the market, moving the car where it will be fitted to a new and clear identity.

The Brembo B-M8 and B-M4 will be available for purchase in 2016 from Race Technologies.


About Brembo SpA
Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc brake technology for automotive vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide, as well as clutches and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 300 championships. Today the company operates in 16 countries on 3 continents, with 24 production and business sites, and a pool of around 7.700 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2014 turnover is € 1,803.3 million (12/31/2014). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre and Marchesini, and operates through the AP Racing brand. For more information, visit us at http://www.brembo.com.
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To access the 2015 Brembo SEMA media kit, visit www.mediakit.brembo.com.

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2015 Long Beach Grand Prix

The Long Beach Grand Prix takes place every year on the famed Long Beach Street Circuit. The IMSA United Sportscar Championship race and Pirelli World Challenge series both host challenging sprint races at the Long Beach Grand Prix. Brembo Racing is a technical partner and supplier to the top teams competing in both series. Racing on street circuits pose several challenges to the teams as well as setting up a reliable brake package for the driver.

Street Circuits are challenging for teams for the following reasons:

– Limited track time for the drivers and teams to dial in car setup, hard on equipment (brakes, tires, dampers, etc…).
– Limitations in circuit grip levels due to dirt as well as pavement changes/bumps/curbs. The circuit’s grip level always changes thru the race weekend as different series run on the track adding different types of rubber directly on the racing line. This can affect car balance and brake performance overall.
– Passing opportunities are few as any type of contact means instantly being taken out of the race. It’s quite difficult for drivers take huge risks (and what risk are taken have to be precise & calculated) as there are concrete barriers which line the course and contact with these barriers can immediately take you out contention for the race win.

Having consistent, reliable brakes which offer the driver maximum control and modulation can give drivers a significant advantage in Turns 2, 9 and 11 where all the passing opportunities are under braking.

Street Circuits are demanding on the brake systems for the following reasons:

– Long High speed, high pressure brake zones which are generally “point and shoot”. Typical GT Cars hit 150-160 miles per hour in the main straight on Shoreline drive, braking down to 50 mph roughly. Driver confidence in the initial “attack” and brake “feel” without over-slowing the cars is important here.
– Bumpy road surface which is can make a driver brake early and spend more time on the brake pedal trailing off. (on motorsport ABS equipped GT cars, active use of the ABS can raise disc temperatures even more).
– Concrete barriers always limit effective airflow to the brakes causing the average disc temperature to be high (About 550-650 C on a Typical GT application).
– In categories where brake setup is “free or open to change”, teams always have to choose between having a higher thermal capacity setup versus running the lightest brakes as possible to help the driver have the competitive on-track advantage. The optimum balance of braking durability, reliability and performance is key.

Depending on the team’s desired direction, the team can choose the specific brake disc and friction options to suit their needs.

In the IMSA United Sportscar Race: Wayne Taylor Racing’s Daytona Prototype took overall honors equipped with Brembo Racing carbon-carbon brakes. In the GTLM class, the Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 GTLM finished a very competitive 2nd equipped with Brembo Racing brakes.

In the Pirelli World Challenge race: All the podium finishing cars were equipped with Brembo Racing brakes (Winner – R.Ferri 458 GT3, Runner Up – Dyson Racing Bentley GT3, and third place – Effort Racing Porsche 997 GT3R)

Photos: NH512 Photo, Nicolas Hur

CORE Autosport Porsche 991 RSR equipped with Brembo Racing brakes.

CORE Autosport Porsche 991 RSR equipped with Brembo Racing brakes.

Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 GTLM/GTE equipped with Brembo racing brakes.

Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 GTLM/GTE equipped with Brembo racing brakes.

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R.Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 equipped with Brembo Racing brakes.

GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS, Equipped with Brembo Racing brakes and Sabelt harnesses

GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS, Equipped with Brembo brakes and Sabelt harnesses

AIM Autosport Nissan Nismo GTR GT3, equipped with Brembo Racing brakes.

AIM Autosport Nissan Nismo GTR GT3, equipped with Brembo Racing brakes.

AIM Autosport Nissan Nismo R35 GT3, equipped with OEM Brembo rear brake calipers.

AIM Autosport Nissan Nismo R35 GT3, equipped with OEM Brembo rear brake calipers.

AIM Autosport Nissan Nismo R35 GT3, equipped with Brembo Racing front brakes and Type III sprint discs.

AIM Autosport Nissan Nismo R35 GT3, equipped with Brembo Racing front brakes and Type III sprint discs.

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