EBC Offers Big Brake Kit for VW Up! GTI

NORTHAMPTON, U.K. – EBC Racing has launched the Apollo Big Brake Kits for the VW Up! GTI, one of the hottest performance models produced by Volkswagen.

The lightweight “super” mini hatch provides toss-a-round fun on public roads while also being a capable racer on enclosed circuits.

EBC Brakes Racing’s Apollo Big Brake Kits represent a solid upgrade when it comes to improving stopping power.

Complete with British-engineered four-piston calipers and all the hardware necessary to completely replace all equivalent components of the front axle of the VW Up! GTI’s stock braking system, these complete kits give a firmer and more responsive brake pedal feel and allow longer operation without the onset of brake fade.

Apollo Big Brake Kits also include front braided brake lines and high-performance brake fluid, ensuring a brake upgrade that delivers maximum braking performance.

Apollo-Series 4-Piston Calipers

  • EBC’s lightweight-yet-strong aluminum 4-piston brake caliper
  • Two-piece bolted design that incorporates high-tensile 12.9-grade steel bolts for reinforcement of the caliper bridge section (computer FEA analysis shows that this offers significant improvements in caliper stiffness compared to a monobloc design)
  • Machined from heat-treated low-pressure castings (this offers a noticeable performance advantage over conventional gravity cast calipers, exhibiting higher overall strength and a comparable caliper body stiffness to forging)
  • Apollo calipers use an advanced high-temperature Teflon™ polyester coating process to ensure longer color life. Currently available in Stealth Black, Storm Shadow Blue, Luminous Yellow and Racing Red

Floating Two-Piece Discs

  • Fully floating 330x28mm two-piece discs that allow the outer ring to expand freely in response to heat Drive bobbins machined from a single piece of stainless steel giving maximum strength and corrosion resistance
  • Disc rings feature 48 directional internal curved vanes for improved cooling
  • Unique ‘Swept Groove’ slot design for effective evacuation of braking dust and gases whilst ensuring good initial bite on brake application
  • Featuring thermic black corrosion-resistant finish – the very latest in rust prevention

Yellowstuff™ Performance Brake Pads

  • Every EBC Apollo Big Brake Kit is supplied with EBC Yellowstuff™ pads for the front axle
  • Excellent cold bite and minimal brake noise make them a great pad for road use, yet they are also capable of operating without brake fade up to 550°C, making them an equally outstanding pad for moderate track use

Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines

  • Every kit is supplied with EBC Brakes’ stainless-steel braided brake lines for the front axle
  • Hoses have a stainless-steel braided exterior that prevents a phenomenon known as ‘ballooning’, this braided exterior prevents the spongey feel of original-equipment rubber lines and provides greater precision and feel under braking

Super DOT 4 Brake Fluid

  • Every kit is supplied with 1 liter of BF307+ super DOT 4 brake fluid. This fluid has a 310°C boiling point – a significantly higher boiling point than standard DOT 5.1 fluid
  • Having such a high boiling point gives the braking system exceptional endurance, allowing for extended periods without heat soak causing the fluid to boil and resulting in fade


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.