Brembo’s Extrema caliper for high-end cars

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Brembo’s Extrema caliper for high-end cars

Brembo North America Inc. says its Extrema caliper is designed for high-end cars to meet the demands of an extremely demanding and continuously evolving market.

Brembo supplies the whole braking system on the new special limited edition of the Ferrari. This is the Maranello-based manufacturer’s first car to be fitted with the hybrid HY-KERS technology that associates the 800 HP V12 power unit with a 120kW electric motor that recovers the energy produced while braking, also thanks to the experience gained on the F1 tracks with the Ferrari KERS system.

The new “Extrema” Brembo caliper has an aggressive look that translates into a significant reduction of non-suspended weight and a better feel through the pedal, with 10% less power absorbed than previously.

The newly designed caliper also improves ventilation, reducing brake fluid temperatures. This aspect of performance has been verified by comprehensive tests conducted on the Ferrari test track at Fiorano.

While the front wheels have six-piston calipers, and the rear wheels have a four-piston type incorporating the electric parking brake, the calipers are visually identical. Viewed from the side, in effect, there is no discernible difference.

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