Brembo with bigger light brake disc

Debut of evolved product developed with Daimler

(ANSA) - Rome, March 6 - At the Geneva Motor Show, Brembo is widening of the range of its light disc with the arrival of a version for high performance vehicles. After introducing a light brake disc some years ago, created through a partnership with Daimler, the company continued to develop the project in order to offer a product designed to be applied to ultra-high-performing vehicles with a different form of ventilation, optimized for the fluid-dynamic nature of the vehicle and especially for a larger size (395x36mm) compared with the range currently in production.
    The patented solution allows for better cooling of the heat generated during braking, combined with a reduction in the generation and spread of thermal cracks. Brembo, which has always been committed to advanced research in new technological solutions which respect the environment and aim to meet the increasingly stringent market requirements in terms of weight, has developed a disc that combines two different materials: cast iron and steel.
    In fact, the most important advantage is drawn from the steel housing which is only 2.5 mm thick, as opposed to the 7.5 -9 mm of a traditional cast iron housing, with the same performance.
    This significant reduction in weight produces a disc which, depending on the geometry of the housing, is 10-15% lighter: the larger the housing, the greater the weight reduction.
    This new light brake disc concept achieves an important result in the search for weight reduction, allowing the vehicle to significantly reduce fuel consumption and consequently have a lower environmental impact: one of the musts in car component design.
    The main contributory factor in Brembo's development was the design of the housing's gearing, which was obtained by using precision sprocket technology found in the mechanisms in famous Swiss watches. This particular housing form also enabled us to successfully pass the severe mechanical resistance tests on the torque bench that Daimler required.