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Carbon ceramic brakes – why so expensive?

Like us, you’ll have spent countless hours online building your favorite Porsche, Mercedes or BMW M car, and plenty of other cars where, while perusing the options list, you come upon carbon ceramic brakes. Depending on the make and model, pricing for the upgrade varies somewhere between $6,000 and $11,000. Obviously, and without question, they are always selected.

We’ve all heard that nothing out brakes or out-lasts ceramic brakes. Ever wonder how they came to be? The first applications of such braking technology was on planes, trains and race cars. One of the very first “mass-produced” cars to offer these long-lasting fade-resisting super-powerful brakes was the 2001 996 Porsche 911 GT2 followed by the Turbo.

This “How it’s made” video dates from a few years back but the content is still very relevant. We thought it was very cool and wanted to share with you. Happy Monday!

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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