Brembo and GM Team Up on Performance Brake Upgrade System for Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac SUVs and Trucks
DETROIT, (May 11, 2017) - Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology, together with Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, introduced an all-new Performance Brake Upgrade System for the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and the GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Cadillac Escalade.
The Brembo kits feature the company's iconic red six-piston, fixed aluminum calipers loaded with brake pads that clamp onto to larger-than-stock, 42 percent larger, 410 x 32mm (16.1-inch x 1.3-inch) Duralife™ vented rotors. This package offers an 84 percent increase in brake pad area to increase system thermal capacity. The package includes all the necessary hardware and instructions for the do-it-yourself installation or can be installed at the dealer. The front brake system is available for any light-duty 2014+ Silverado/Sierra and light-duty 2015+ Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon/Yukon XL and the Cadillac Escalade with 20-inch - 22-inch original equipment or GM Accessory wheels.
Function and style, Brembo has taken full advantage of the inner-wheel real estate of the 20 and 22-inch wheels on GM trucks and SUVs (EXCEPT the SEU option wheel) to increase the stopping power and pedal feel. The upgrade will be evident visually as the red Brembo caliper serves as a stylized back drop for the customer's wheel choice.
"The Brembo Performance Brake Upgrade System allows customers the opportunity to upgrade their already owned or ready to be delivered Chevrolet, GMC truck, SUV or Cadillac Escalade with the ultimate in braking performance," Dan Sandberg, Brembo North America president and CEO said. "The all-aluminum, red two-piece Brembo caliper features the specific brand logo of Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac. The caliper wraps around a large, vented rotor that not only looks great and fills the wheel opening, they also contribute to reduced braking distances and better control when hauling loads or pulling a trailer. Together with GM, these packages have been validated for quality and performance, as well the ease of installation by the local dealer or for the do-it-yourself mechanic. These performance upgrade components can be purchased at the parts counter of local authorized GM dealerships or online.
"During GM testing, the Performance Brake Upgrade system provided a 31 percent reduction in pedal force and 12 percent reduction in pedal travel at max deceleration, providing improved pedal feel," he continued.
Brembo translates over 41 years of motorsport technology into every braking component. The racing environment is the perfect testing ground to prove longevity and pedal feel for road going vehicles. The brake package was on the Silverado 1500 crew cab truck that paced the Nextera Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck race at Daytona in February.
The Brembo Performance Brake Upgrade System fits vehicles optioned with 20 or 22-inch wheels, EXCEPT the SEU option wheel. This product does not void the new vehicle limited warranty when installed by an authorized dealer.
Brembo Performance Brake Upgrade System part numbers:
· Chevrolet - 84263234
· GMC - 84263235
· Cadillac - 84263236
The Brembo Performance Brake Upgrade System packages are sold through Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac new car dealers and can be purchased online at www.Chevrolet.com/accessories, www.GMC.com/accessories and www.Cadillac.com/accessories.
About Brembo SpA
Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc brake technology for automotive vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide,as well as clutches and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 300 championships. Today the company operates in 15 countries on 3 continents, with 24 production and business sites, and a pool of about 9.000 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2016 turnover is € 2,279.1 million (12.31.2016). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre, and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.