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Porsche Reinvents The Brake Rotor - No Rust, Low Dust, No Fade!

Updated: Jun 18

Pump the brakes on your busy day because it’s movie time! Carbon ceramic brakes are the pinnacle of transferring kinetic energy into thermal energy… or bringing cars to a stop. Problem is, F1 technology commands F1 prices. I don’t know about you, but I’d drop dead if I needed a $32,000 brake job. Anyway, Porsche developed a way to make superior stopping force more affordable. They did this by blowing tungsten carbide through what is essentially a rocket engine onto a conventional cast iron brake rotor. The result is a regular cast iron rotor with 0.01” of carbide plating on the braking surface. You know how carbide tooling has a longer service life than high speed steel tooling in general and cut better as well? Well, bucko, brakes are the same!


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