Zimmermann Uses Racing to Develop Pads

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Source: Otto Zimmermann GmbH announcement

SINSHEIM-DÜHREN, Germany — Otto Zimmermann GmbH has been manufacturing high-quality automotive components for the aftermarket for 60 years. The company produces its products on state-of-the-art production lines that guarantee consistently high quality.

The German manufacturer has been known for decades for the high quality of brake discs due to precise manufacturing “Made in Germany.”

The know-how is not only based on many years of expertise but also on the proximity to motorsports.

The experience gained from racing is of course used for continuous product development at Zimmermann, so that the high-quality requirements of the Sinsheim-based company can be constantly expanded.

During the last racing seasons, Zimmermann’s in-house developments of racing brake pads were tested at the Nürburgring.

The Zimmermann specialists as well as the drivers and technicians benefit from the cooperation. The test days at the Nürburgring pose major challenges for Zimmermann products and provide new input for development.

After all, the aim is to be successful with the Zimmermann brake pads at the 24-hour race. The first victories in the VLN/NLS season and in the 24-hour race can already be credited to the brake pads.

A special racing recipe was developed for Zimmermann racing pads. The pads were developed with the requirement to offer optimal friction properties. A stable friction coefficient both in long-distance use and in a wide brake temperature range is just as important as braking performance and perfect pedal feeling.

It was also possible to meet the economic specifications of very low brake disc and brake pad wear, so that even in the 24-hour race it is possible to drive with few changes on the brakes. The race team and the drivers are delighted with the development result.

With this, the brake specialists not only want to show what is possible, but also test their own products under most extreme conditions.The Black:Z disc has already been used for several years at the 24-hour race and in the VLN/NLS. Drivers and racing team are highly satisfied.

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Racing products from the Formula:R product line are available for selected Porsche, Audi, BMW, Cupra/Seat and VW models. Racing teams and racing enthusiasts can now order them directly from the new Zimmermann racing shop. Buying is quick and easy: customers can use a filter to specify the respective vehicle, model series, installation location and size of the desired product. The shop exclusively sells items from Zimmermann’s new Formula:R product line.

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