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Brembo launches aftermarket brake-upgrade program

Three OEM-replacement product lines offered for the driving enthusiast

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Brembo, the Italian company known for producing brakes for auto racing and for the world’s leading sports cars, has launched Brembo Upgrade, brake calipers and discs to replace original equipment parts for driving enthusiasts.

The program includes Sport, GT and Pista product lines designed for uses from daily driving to track-day activities.

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Pista caliper

“Brembo is bringing its over 45 years of winning at the highest level of motorsport to the everyday enthusiast,” the company said in its announcement. 

“The outstanding results obtained on the most demanding race tracks in the world is now transferable as a brake-system upgrade enabling enthusiasts to improve the style, performance and reliability of their vehicles whether they are used on roads or race against time on the track.

“The three product lines to choose from in the Brembo Upgrade  Auto range are Sport, GT and Pista.These three optionsguarantee a wide range of solutions that are able to meet the needs of those who want to upgrade their own system for a sportier performance, improved safety or simply to give their own vehicle a unique personal style.” 

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Sport brake disc

Brembo calls its Sport line “the on-ramp to the Brembo Upgrade world, offering direct replacement brake discs, “reliable on the road and superior on the track.”

“The products in the Brembo Sport range are ideal for enthusiasts who use their vehicles both for normal road use as well as high performance driving,” the company said. 

The new Brembo Sport|T3 disc is slotted and has the Brembo logo engraved on the braking surface. 

“This slot design has been widely used in most GT and endurance championships such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and is currently used in the WTCR World Championship,” Brembo noted.

The GT or Gran Turismo system offers calipers in color. Brembo said GT is “designed and tested specifically for track day enthusiasts and drivers who want maximum performance from their cars.”

The Pista | FF features calipers — FF6 for 6-piston calipers and FF4 for 4-piston calipers — for the extreme conditions of track use. The calipers have internal fluid ducts that channel brake fluid for maximum pressure and for the “bleedability” of the system. 

Brembo said the Pista | FF setup has a pad rapid-release setup for replacing the pads that has been used on endurance racing cars; the  pads can be replaced without removing the calipers.

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GT color options

The company also has launched a Check app “to help assure that customers are getting genuine Brembo brake components” instead of counterfeits. 

“With Brembo Check installed on your mobile device, all you have to do when you buy an Upgrade product is use your smartphone to scan the unique QR Code on the label positioned on the Brembo packaging as well as on the product to know if the Brembo part you are purchasing is original or not. 

“The QR code can also be registered only once as a further guarantee of originality to the buyer, who should not accept certificates of authenticity printed by dealers or third parties. The buyer plays an active part in checking the product using the Brembo Check app, which will send the certificate of authenticity directly to the e-mail address entered when registering if the product is original.”

For more information, visit the website of Race Technologies, Brembo’s Upgrade sales partner.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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