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Porsche Motorsport Department Brakes

Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)

The Tuners Group is able to supply a range of brake components from the world renowned Porsche Motorsport Department.

The Porsche Motorsport Department is the official racing division of Porsche, and is located in a custom built facility in Weissach Germany.

Available for use in custom applications - for virtually any vehicle

We are able to supply Porsche Motorsport Department brake components for use on Porsche vehicles and for other vehicles for use in custom applications, including for custom applications on vehicles like the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mazda RX-7 and Mitsubishi Evo and many others, including for track day cars, race cars and time attack cars.

Use of Porsche Motorsport Department brakes in custom applications

A number of our customers with both Porsches and other makes of cars have asked us over the last few months about what options there are for supplying big brake setups for either:

We are an AP Racing retailer so for some vehicles we can supply off the shelf AP Racing kits for vehicles which AP Racing makes a kit for.

But for other vehicles, customers sometimes had limited options.

Finding a solution

We have been working closely with a Porsche Factory trained Porsche Master Mechanic the last few weeks, and some local engineering and fabrication contacts to solve this problem.

We were looking for a caliper supplier which could supply very high quality calipers at great pricing, and specifically calipers which there is a wide range of pad compounds, from a number of brake pad manufacturers.

Importantly, the calipers needed to be able to be easily adapted for use on a range of both Porsche vehicles and vehicles from other manufacturers, via custom made CNC caliper adapters and custom hats.

We are very pleased to report that we have come up with an excellent and well priced solution ... an outstanding blend of extremely high quality components, and value for money ...

How we solved the problem

To solve this problem, we went deep into the world of professional racing, and found a solution from two of the most hardcore companies in motorsport - Brembo & Porsche.

Operating alongside Porsche's road car operations is the Porsche Motorsport department, which specialises in supplying both race cars and parts for racers competing in series like the Carrera Cup, 24 hours of Daytona, 24 hours of Le Mans etc and building factory racecars.

Porsche Motorsport Department facility, Weissach GermanyPorsche Motorsport Department facility, Weissach Germany

Above is a photo of Porsche's Motorsport Department headquarters in Weissach, Germany

As it says in an article about this facility ...

"The building covers 10,550 square metres and employs a staff of 210 people. It contains workshops for race vehicle production, a terminal for trucks, development departments and an administration office block.

Head of Porsche Motorsport, Hartmut Kristen commented ... "We manufacture up to 250 race cars per year here for the Cups as well as Gran Turismo and prototype racing. Now we enjoy an excellent situation and can continue to grow."

The motorsport complex comprises a useable floor space of 10,550 square metres, double the size of the former racing department.

Already in the design of the access road the new centre gives a clear indication of its purpose: In the corners are typically cambered kerbs like those found on race circuits, as well as stacks of tyres and brand advertising which lend a real motorsport atmosphere.

The workshop facilities house separate areas for the servicing of Cup and customer race cars, for the successful RS Spyder sportscar prototype, the 911 GT3 RSR as well as for development projects. The composite workshop, the pre-assembly area, the hydraulics room and other special facilities are directly connected. The first floor is home to the engine and transmission departments which have their own area for standard measurements and testing.

In the so-called “manufacture” area, specialists construct limited numbers of racing sportscars and prototypes.

Around 20,000 different parts are stored in the logistics site. Here the dovetailing of standard and motorsport production is clearly reflected. Spare parts, for example, for the new road-going 911 GT3 and the 911 GT3 RS vehicles are supplied from Weissach."

Porsche GT3 RSRPorsche GT3 RSR

The Porsche Motorsport Department were responsible for the development of cars like the GT3 RSR shown above.

Porsche GT3 RSRPorsche GT3 RSR

It was from the Porsche Motorsport department that we found a solution ...

Front Brakes - 6 Piston Options

Porsche Motorsport Department 6 piston caliper with ceramic insertsPorsche Motorsport Department 6 piston caliper with ceramic inserts

For front calipers, we found a 6 piston radial mount caliper made by Brembo for the Porsche Motorsport Department, shown in the photo above.

These calipers are of course a special Porsche Motorsport Department caliper.

They feature radial mounting which simplifies installation for custom applications, and provides two planes of adjustment for accurate alignment over the disc. So a radial mount caliper is far superior to an axial mount caliper with "ears" on the body of the caliper.

These calipers feature special ceramic inserts which help keep heat out of the brake fluid at races like the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

They are designed to run on a 350 mm diameter brake disc.

Because they are a radial mount caliper, they can be fitted to virtually any car with a custom machined caliper adapter and custom brake disk hat.

Best of all is the price of these calipers ... Because professional racing teams demand low pricing on spare parts for their racecars, we can supply these calipers at exceptionally good prices - please click here for the latest pricing.

There is also another more expensive 6 piston caliper from the Porsche Motorsport Department designed to be used with a 380 mm brake disc.

To order the 6 piston calipers designed for 350mm or 380mm brake disks, please contact us via our Contact Us page.

Front and Rear 4 Piston Option

Front brakes on Supercharged 911 - Porsche / Brembo 4 Piston Calipers with custom hatFront brakes on Supercharged 911 - Porsche / Brembo 4 Piston Calipers with custom hat

There is also a 4 piston caliper from Porsche, shown above.

The 4 piston caliper can be used either ...

The 4 piston caliper can be fitted to cars with smaller wheel diameters and will even fit under some 16 inch wheels.

The Sydney based Supercharged 911 runs a set of these calipers on the front.

Supercharged 911 - Front brakes under 17Supercharged 911 - Front brakes under 17" wheels

Shown above is the front of the Supercharged 911, with 17 inch wheels clearing these calipers. The supercharged 911 also runs a set of 16 inch wheels on track days, and the same brake setup fits under those 16 inch wheels.

Click here for more info and our current pricing on the 4 piston Porsche calipers

Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)

Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB)

And finally, we have the incredibly hard core option, Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB).

European Car Magazine installed a set of these brakes on one of their project cars.

They concluded ...

"A PCCB brake disc weighs 50% less than its cast-iron counterpart despite considerably larger dimensions. Like a competition-bred conventional system, the ceramic outer disc is mated to a steel inner "hat." PCCB brakes use specially developed six-piston calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear.

The PCCB pads offer a high coefficient of friction for moderate pedal efforts and unusual consistency of friction characteristics across a wider range of operating temperatures than is available with Porsche's conventional brakes. Several different pad compounds are available for street and various levels of track use."

Click here to read European Car Magazine's review of the Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes.

As you can imagine, the price of the Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes reflects the quality and innovation of the materials and manufacturing. Please contact us for latest pricing on Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes.

created on 2009-01-22 01:15:09 by adamr