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Carbon ceramic brakes – why so expensive?

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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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