Brembo Unveils All-New Track Day and Club Racing Calipers

Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology introduced all-new M6 and M4 brake calipers at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show (Booth #23561), held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Brembo New M6 Caliper

 


 

BREMBO M4

Brembo M4 Caliper        

The race inspired Brembo M6 and M4 calipers are perfect for the club racer or weekend track day enthusiast that wants to take that next step in braking. The M6 is a six-piston aluminum front caliper with performance properties gleaned from the company’s endurance caliper that helped the Ford GT win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The pistons include racing style radiators and dual inner piston seals, with an inner pressure seal and an outer wiper seal. This innovative design provides the best combination of performance and long-lasting track use. The calipers are hard anodized for longevity and resistance to corrosion at high temperatures. The Brembo logo is racing style, engraved in red, as seen on all of the company’s competition products.

 


“The popularity of track day driving for performance vehicle owners has grown over the past five years,” said Dan Sandberg, Brembo North America President and CEO. “As enthusiasts get more comfortable on the track with the agility of today’s high-performance cars, they will want more speed, faster cornering and of course, better braking ability. The M6 and M4 provide that next level of performance braking while still being very compliant on the street.”


 

Brembo M6 Caliper

Brembo M6 Caliper

The new six-piston M6 calipers and four-piston M4 are derived from the current Brembo Gran Turismo (GT) performance caliper family. This makes the new components fully interchangeable with the GT kits, allowing them to fit under the same size wheels and accommodate the same size rotors while providing increased performance. In fact, the M6 and M4 calipers can be referenced through the same application list as the GT brake systems.

The M6 is a front caliper designed for a disc that measures from 350 to 405mm, with a thickness of 32 to 34mm. The M4 is used for the rear axle as well as for some front applications and wraps around disc sizes from 328 to 380mm. The M6 and M4 share the same Brembo design characteristics that have been proven at the top rungs of motorsport for over 40 years.


Brembo offers a comprehensive range of products dedicated exclusively to motorsports and designed to deliver the best results when used in the most extreme conditions: consistent performance, superior braking power, precision and control, and resistance to very high temperatures. All Brembo racing application products are the result of ongoing research and development in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious teams. All of these products are designed and manufactured in-house and track tested.

The Brembo M6 and M4 will be available for purchase in 2017 from Race Technologies (www.racetechnologies.com), Brembo’s exclusive North American import distributor.


Brembo Performance

All-New Brembo UPGRADE GT|BM8 and GT|BM4 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 GT|BM8, the all-new 8-piston caliper and its companion the GT|BM4.

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The Brembo GT|BM8 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 GT|BM8 is validated for torques up to 5700Nm (4204 lb ft).

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The GT|BM8 is available in four colors – red, yellow, black and new to the market white, with a few “optional” colors. The companion caliper, the GT|BM4, 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 GT|BM8 and GT|BM4 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 GT|BM8 and GT|BM4

“We are breaking new ground with the launch of the Brembo BM-8 and BM-4 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 GT|BM4

Developed to increase overall braking performance, the GT|BM8 exhibits consistent braking power under intensive conditions. The GT|BM8’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 GT|BM8 leverages Brembo’s 40 years in motorsports in an advanced road-going high performance caliper.

GT|BM8 and GT|BM4 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 GTBM8 and GT|BM4 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.

Brembo Performance

How much does a Brembo Performance big brake system weigh vs. O.E. components

List below are a couple random systems that compare the approximate weights of a Brembo Performance GT system vs. the O.E. (Original Equipment) components from various makes and models.

In many cases a Brembo Performance system has a weight savings over OE brake systems even though the Brembo Performance system utilizes multi-piston calipers and often times larger diameter discs.

A Brembo Performance GT/GT-R big brake system is commonly comprised of:

Caliper

Either a 2-piece aluminum alloy, monoblock aluminum alloy, or
billet monobloc aluminum alloy caliper

Brake Pads

typically 2 to 4 pads per caliper

Rotor/Disc

1-piece rotor
– or –
2-piece disc with billet aluminum center and outer iron disc

Brake lines

typically 2-lines per axle set

Mounting brackets

typically 2 billet brackets

1st Comparison

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This is a weight comparison of the factory‪ ‎Porsche  911/996TT‬ (above image)

 1-piece rotor (330mm)

VS.

‪‎Brembo‬ Performance GT 355mm
2-piece disc which is roughly 6% larger.
The GT 6-piston caliper is approximately 7.5lbs.

2nd Comparison (just OE weights)

The weights of a used O.E. BMW M3 (E90/92) brake system
Caliper (F)
O.E: 7.6/11.8 lbs w/bracket, Brembo: 7.75 lbs w/o bracket
(R) 9.2 lbs
Pads: 2.0/1.6 lbs
Front: 1-piece disc: 22.6 lbs
Rear: 1-piece disc: 20.2 lbs

3rd Comparison

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A used Honda Civic Si (EK) steel sliding caliper, pads, line, and 10.2″/260mm rotor
weighs approx: 21.7 lbs

VS.

Compare that to the total weight of this Lamborghini rear system which is:
approx. 24.17 lbs total.
broken down by component:
it’s 15.94 lbs for the 14″ disc and
roughly 8.24 lbs for the forged monobloc racing caliper (w/pads).

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Lamborghini rear brake system (above)

4th Comparison

composite-of-sharkwerks_weight-991Sharkwerks Comparing Brembo Performance vs. an OE 2013 991 Porsche Carrera S brake system

CALIPERS:
FRONT: Brembo Performance, 6-piston monobloc, 12.10 lbs vs. the Porsche OE 6-piston caliper, 11.44 lbs
REAR: Brembo Performance, 4-piston monobloc, 9.44 lbs vs. Porsche OE 4-piston caliper, 8.08 lbs

DISC/ROTOR:
FRONT: Brembo Performance,2-piece 380mm (15″) disc,  vs. the Porsche 1-piece rotor ( ) 23.8 lbs
REAR: Brembo Performance, 2-piece 380mm (15″) disc, 17.1 lbs vs. the Porsche 1-piece rotor ( ) 19.7 lbs

Full article here on Sharkwerks.com

Than there’s carbon ceramic, for the ultimate in weight savings

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Mike either has a strong finger or this Brembo CCM-R (carbon ceramic for street/track/racing) disc is nearly half the weight of iron.

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