Brembo Gets Key GM Fitments With New Technology
Brembo unveiled new dual-cast brake rotors and announced two new OE fitments. The performance brake system manufacturer earned OE spots on the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The Cadillac fitment will feature a Brembo brake system with six-piston, aluminium monobloc calipers and 14.6-inch dual-cast rotors in front and four-piston aluminium calipers and 14.4-inch one-piece rotors in the rear.
Brembo said that unlike traditional cast iron discs, dual-cast discs are made of two materials – cast iron and aluminium – which provides a 15-20 per cent reduction in weight, greater driving comfort, less corrosion and wear, and resistance to fade. The Corvette ZR1 will be fitted with Brembo’s carbon ceramic brake rotors, with six-piston front and four-piston rear aluminium monobloc calipers with a Corvette logo; cross-drilled stainless steel radiators; semi-metallic friction materials; and cross-drilled carbon ceramic rotors (15.5-inch fronts and 15-inch rears). (Tire Review/Akron)