Copper-Free Performance Brakes for ’22 Camaro

DETROIT – The BRAKE Report earlier reported on bans in California and Washington (state) on 2021 model-year Chevrolet Camaro sport coupes equipped with a Brembo-supplied high-performance brake package due to the presence of copper in the brake pads. According to a recent post by GM Authority, the bowtie brand will be introducing a copper-free brake-pad version of the braking system for the 2022 model year, thus enabling it to be sold in all 50 states.

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The ban impacted the SS and ZL1 versions of General Motors’ pony car.

The GM Authority post by David Finlay explained, “The system [which includes Brembo six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston ones at the rear in addition to the copper-free pads] will be offered only in Washington and California, because those are the only U.S. states where it is required.”

The two states prohibited Chevrolet dealers from ordering 2021 Camaro versions with the banned brakes after Jan. 1, 2021, but cars in inventory could still be sold.

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