Brembo Brakes Feature of Mid-Engine Corvette Z51


Source: Hot Rod post

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – There’s an adage that goes something like this: “You can’t go any faster than you can stop.” If you have ever driven a vehicle to the point where you wish you were on your couch watching television instead of negotiating the road ahead, you know the feeling: “stop, please stop!”

The 2020 C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Stingray features Brembo braking that offers all the “whoa” that you are going to need to go along with all of the “go.”

The new Brembo brakes offered in the Z51 Performance Package are just what’s needed when driving a 2020 C8 Mid-Engine Corvette from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. For added performance numbers, how about covering the quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 121 mph!

That’s performance, and it should be noted that the base C8 package, without the Z51 option, can still cover 0-60 mph in three seconds—and the quarter-mile in the same 11.2 seconds but with a tick more speed at 123 mph.

No matter how you slice, dice, or cut it, that’s performance, and all of that go requires plenty of “whoa.”

Can the Mid-Engine C8 Stop?

Brembo is long recognized as an innovator in brake technology, and they’re plenty proud of the fact Chevrolet acknowledged their braking performance to be matched with the 2020 C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Stingray.

They will be supplying the brake components at all four corners of the new mid-engine C8. Two separate brake package offerings will be available with the Corvette Stingray and the Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package.

Brembo supplied all-aluminum four-piston monobloc calipers, which clinch 321-mm ventilated rotors, through the Corvette’s five spoke 19 or 20-inch wheels and are available in a choice of four colors: Edge Red, Black, Yellow, or Bright Red.

Innovative EPB Parking Brake

We’ve been writing about the exciting calipers, but truth be told there’s a lot of performance residing within the new zero-copper Non-Asbestos-Organic (NAO) brake pads that are up to speed, so to say, with the new environment regulations.

The NAO pads provide the crucial performance but also the crucial environmental friendliness that’s required nowadays. The pads on the Z51 are 10 percent larger than the previous generation and feature a new zinc-nickel base coating for more longevity and resistance to corrosion.

Along with all this flash and performance at the corners, for the first time in Corvette history, the 2020 C8 will come with Brembo Electronic Parking Brake (EPB). According to Brembo, “The mechatronic EPB reduces part complexity, with the elimination of a brake pedal, brake lever and associated cables.

Activation of the parking brake is as simple as pushing a button. The new design for the GM EPB delivers a 3 kg (6.6 lbs.) per car weight savings over the previous drum-in-hat style system.”

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