Seeing Brembo’s GT-R calipers in person is a rare privalage as is, but the opportunity to install them on a client’s car is an absolutely unique opportunity.
The GT-R caliper is the Ferrari of the brake caliper world. The caliper is machined from a single piece of forged billet, the pistons are fitted with precision vented stainless steel inserts which greatly reduce the amount of heat transfer from the pad into the caliper and brake fluid. The already stellar monobloc GT caliper design is improved even further to increase caliper rigidity and reduce caliper weight. The end result is a caliper that offers greater thermo-mechanical resistance, or the ability to resist flex and deformation at elevated temperatures. Then there is the most obvious aesthetic feature – the amazing nickel finish. This is the same nickel plating process used by Brembo in their Formula 1 brake caliper applications. It is absolutely the longest lasting, corrosion resistant, and most heat resistant finish you can put on a caliper.
Where some companies may take leftover racing products and adapt them to street cars, or others may make minor modifications to their existing caliper line and give them a more attractive finsih, the Brembo GT-R line of calipers is truly purpose built to provide top level racing technology and performance, to production vehicles that still utilize factory hydraulic systems with ABS and traction control. The complete GT-R system is simply the best of the best in braking technology for sports cars that are equally at home on the street or the race track.
It’s our pleasure to share these detailed images of the GT-R brake kit with the Bimmerpost community: