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

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

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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