After years of research, testing and competitive analysis, APR is pleased to announce a technical partnership with Brembo; the world’s foremost leader in upgraded brake systems!
Brembo has consistently offered uncompromising solutions that harmoniously mesh with APR’s performance upgrades. Through decades of research, development and championship wins the world over, Brembo has created unique systems that outperform the competition on the track, while simultaneously offering a civilized daily driving experience. Expect an excellent resistance to brake fade, unmatched stopping power, and reliability that will stand the test of time.
Each APR by Brembo Brake system features red six-piston monobloc calipers with billet brackets, Brembo’s Type III two-piece floating discs, Goodridge braided brake lines and TS20 brake pads. Every system is custom tailored to the vehicle on which it’s being installed to ensure a seamless integration with the factory master cylinder, ABS and traction control systems.
Each system features Brembo’s six-piston, monobloc calipers. The fixed, radial-mount opposed-piston design is created from a single piece of lightweight aluminum alloy that optimizes the ratio between mechanical stiffness and weight. In contrast, factory calipers are typically extremely heavy and flexible, limiting their effectiveness. Integrated stiffening bridges add rigidity to critical areas of the caliper, while an open pad area reduces weight and allows for excellent heat dissipation.
Each Brembo system is engineered for an optimum brake balance, and is sized specifically to integrate with the factory master cylinder, ABS and traction control systems. The result is better brake feel, control and modulation under normal driving conditions, or track use. This is achieved through varying size piston bores. The sequential piston sizes are staggered to reduce brake pad taper and enhance stopping power, while also extending pad life. Furthermore, the pistons incorporate a twin seal design that restricts brake fluid contamination. This often-overlooked feature greatly extends caliper life, reducing the need for costly maintenance as is common with other budget “big-brake” upgrades.
The APR By Brembo Braking System features Type III two-piece floating and vented discs in a multitude of sizes depending on application. The Type III face pattern were chosen for their unique technical characteristics as they provide the highest bite and torque of any available Brembo face type. The discs are designed to be as lightweight as possible with out sacrificing strength or longevity, which greatly sets Brembo apart from the competition. Brembo's performance and racing discs use a proprietary cast iron alloy that provides a very high friction coefficient, strength and resistance to thermal shock and fatigue. Weight savings are made possible through the use of billet aluminum bells, which reduce unsprung weight, benefiting handling, acceleration and overall vehicle dynamics.
Brembo’s proprietary floating hardware system permits a specified amount of disc float, allowing the system to grow independently from the bell under use. This often-overlooked or underdeveloped feature is what sets Brembo’s systems a step well beyond the competition. The design helps to prevent distortion and premature wear, as well as the annoying vibrations and noise common on so many systems.
Under braking, the brake disc rotates and torque is transmitted through the fastener. The system allows for float in both radial and axial directions, which allows the disc to expand and contract under high temperature, ultimately reducing stress and increasing longevity of the components. Lastly, Brembo’s unique anti-rattle disc hardware uses a spring fastener to slightly preload the assembly, which eliminates the noise generally associated with other floating discs on the market.
The discs large design help to increase the thermal capacity of the system. The Type III pattern cut into the surface of the disc helps to improve pad bite, wet weather performance and continually refreshes the brake pad surface. Type III’s are extensively used in professional motorsports and offers a high initial response with excellent release characteristics. Directional vanes in the in the center of the discs causes air to be pumped from the center of the disc, through the vanes and out through the outside of the disc. This greatly enhances the disc’s ability to dissipate heat, allowing for heavy and frequent braking with minimal fade.
Pleaae feel free to contact us if you are unsure if these will fit with your current wheel set up.