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[VIDEO] See How the Corvette ZR1′s Carbon Ceramic Brakes are Made

by Keith Cornett on May 23, 2011

[VIDEO] See How the Corvette ZR1's Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes are Made

Since the introduction of the Corvette ZR1 in 2009, carbon ceramic brakes have been available on production Corvettes. General Motors turned to Brembo to provide the brakes for the top of the line Corvette ZR1 and after the jump, you’ll see how they are made courtesy of the Science Channel.

Carbon Ceramic brake discs are one of the gifts that came to production Corvettes after extensive use by the Corvette Racing C6.Rs in the American Le Mans series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The benefits of carbon ceramic brakes on race cars are numerous: light weight, high heat resistance and they can last as much as 60x longer than standard cast iron brakes. Great for stopping high horsepower production sports cars like the Corvette ZR1 and the Z06.


Source:
Science Channel via YouTube

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