Porsche 914 Brake Upgrade Kits Released

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Wilwood Disc Brakes has launched new big brake kits for Porsche 914 models from 1970-76, addressing the increased power outputs of these classic sports cars. With more drivers modifying these vehicles for enhanced performance, the necessity for upgraded braking systems has become evident. Wilwood’s latest offering includes advanced components designed to significantly improve stopping power and safety.

Key Highlights:

  • Front and Rear Kits: Tailored for 1970-76 Porsche 914, enhancing braking with forged aluminum four-piston calipers and oversized vented rotors.
  • Reduced Mass: Forged aluminum parts decrease the unsprung rotating mass by 53%, improving the overall handling and performance of the vehicle.
  • Heat Dissipation: Features 289mm x 20mm rotors with 36 curved vanes for optimal cooling, available in plain face or drilled and slotted styles.
  • Additional Options: Includes a mechanical MC4 parking brake, available in gloss red, black, or 24 other colors.
  • Customization: Buyers can choose different brake pad compounds to best suit their driving needs.
  • Compatibility Note: Kits require use with a 914/6 or 911, 19mm master cylinder.
Porsche 914 Brake Upgrade Kits Released

The new kits incorporate Powerlite calipers, specifically engineered for a balanced front-to-rear brake bias. The premium Spec37 iron alloy rotors provide a larger and thicker solution compared to the factory installations, which significantly enhances the heat dissipation capabilities essential for high-performance driving.

Wilwood’s brake kits come with street-friendly BP-10 performance brake pads, with alternatives available to match various driving conditions and requirements. The rear brake kits are also equipped with Wilwood’s MC4 mechanical parking brake, ensuring reliability and functionality, especially necessary for modified vehicles.

Starting at an MSRP of $1,814.33, these kits are engineered to meet the demands of sports car enthusiasts seeking superior braking performance without compromising the classic aesthetic of their Porsche 914.

About Wilwood Engineering: Established in 1977 by Bill Wood, Wilwood Engineering excels in the design and manufacturing of high-performance disc brakes. Operating from Camarillo, California, Wilwood products are meticulously developed and rigorously tested to ensure top-notch quality and performance across various applications, from racing to vintage cars.

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