Ceramic Brakes by Audi


There are many benefits of ceramic brakes in the automotive industry such as lighter weight, longer lasting components and superior stopping power at operating temperature. However historically they have been very difficult to manufacture “It’s not mechanical but chemical,” said Brembo’s Vavassori. “We start from powders and end up with a lightweight disc, but an expensive one.” SGL Carbon AG, of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Audi AG are trying to lower the cost of production by getting away from single batch production and going to a continuous system. When they are successful, we will see ceramic brake technology not in just performance super cars but on regular production Audi’s, greatly improving drivability and stopping performance.

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