Improving upon the factory Porsche brake system is something that is not easy. Basic upgrades include pads, steel braided brake lines, and some good synthetic brake fluid. But without going to a full Brembo aftermarket brake kit, what else can you do?
Brembo has developed these OEM replacement 2 piece fully floating rotors for the stock brake caliper system. The Porsche brake system is very well balanced. However, for those that push their Porsche to the limit on the track or street, improving upon the brake rotors is one of the largest advancements in the brake system. These 350x34mm rotors are designed with racing in mind for those Porsche drivers who simply, want the best. The engineering of these rotors comes from Brembo's top level racing divisions. The same engineering goes into their brake kits as used in many professional racing vehicles. The slotted venting pattern that the rotor has helps dissipate heat faster and will not crack like drilled rotors. One reason you see most race cars with slotted rotors is because of this. Drilled rotors look nice, but true braking performance is done with slotted discs.
The hats and rotors utilize the Patented McLaren floating hardware as pictured. The exclusive purpose of Brembo’s McLaren hardware is to mimic the function of a full floating disc while minimizing the noise that can become a nuisance on the street. While the McLaren hardware does an excellent job of completely reducing this noise, it would have been pointless to waste all of this engineering, testing, and effort on just one function when the full floating rotor serves many other important functions on its own. For the McLaren design, "anti-rattle" is only one of the functions. The hardware must be able to minimize the noise while still allowing the disc to properly float and achieve every additional benefit of a floating disc. The Brembo rotors are 100% Brembo made. These come directly from the Brembo factories with the utmost attention to detail, quality control, and R&D. No outsourcing or collaboration parts are done, so you can continually trust the Brembo brand.
The addition of these rotors offers an incredible reduction of unsprung and rotational weight. Each rotor weighs only 22.6lbs compare to the stock rotor of 25.5lbs saving you 3lbs per corner! The fully floating hardware allows the disks to seek a true center line for improved pedal feel and modulation in racing or hard driving conditions. With the quality of these Brembo rotors, it is virtually impossible to warp the rotors and gives even pad wear and rotor wear. Overall, these disks will last longer then the OEM units while giving premier braking performance.
Comparatively to the competition, the Brembo product uses superior materials, manufacturing processes, and the R&D with quality control that you can only expect from the Brembo name. Having first hand used other products on the track and street, Brembo has continually proven itself to be the best quality and have the proper performance level that high end Porsche drivers demand.
Rotors will fit the 996 GT3 and 997 GT3 cars running the 6piston 996 GT3 Caliper Upgrade seen here. These rotors are sold in pairs for the front of the Porsche. These DO NOT fit PCCB brakes. The hats are hard anodized and clear coated.
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