Carbon Ceramic Brakes Part of Range Rover Advances

MAHWAH, N.J. – Range Rover has unveiled its new top-of-the-range Range Rover Sport SV, which the company is calling the most “powerful and dynamic” Range Rover Sport ever. And one of the keys to improving the vehicle’s dynamics is the use of carbon fiber in the optional brake and wheel packages.

Range Rover credits major weight savings to enable the vehicle’s “outstanding performance” characteristics thanks to a combination of features which can help reduce weight by a total of 168 pounds (76kg). These include the world’s first 23-inch carbon-fiber-wheel option on a production car, carbon-ceramic brakes (option available for the first time on a Range Rover), and standard-fit aerodynamic enhancements including a carbon fiber bonnet.

Enhancing its on-road dynamic capability, every New Range Rover Sport SV benefits from a specially developed high-performance braking system, with customers able to choose between standard mixed-metal dual-cast and optional carbon-ceramic braking technologies.

Carbon-ceramic brakes (CCB), available for the first time on a Range Rover, deliver ultimate braking performance with improved resistance to high temperatures, a longer lifespan and 75 pounds (34kg) total un-sprung weight reduction versus the uprated dual-cast iron brake discs fitted as standard to New Range Rover Sport SV. This reduction in mass at each corner of the car results in even more responsive handling, faster acceleration and improved ride quality.

Whichever braking technology is specified, the unique eight-piston Brembo Octyma front calipers are the largest ever fitted to a Range Rover. Developed exclusively for New Range Rover Sport SV and sculpted to complement Range Rover Sport SV’s reductive design, the calipers incorporate a unique cross-shape piston arrangement to maximize braking efficiency. Exclusive customizable caliper colors include yellow, red, carbon bronze and black.

For a more extensive look at the new Range Rover Sport SV, click HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.