View Thread: Caliper deformation?


87 Supra Turbo
While reading this (http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=04642712) article at Autoweek they mention that the brakes on the Enzo have zero deformation calipers. How do calipers deform, and what effect does this have on the braking performance?

CLK-GTR
i would imagine it means where there is more pressure on the calipers around the piston, and over time it may deform and reshape the area close to the piston, maybe meaning under braking this area will push harder on the discs, and other areas on the pad may not brake so hard

eric
Speaking of the brakes on the Enzo, aren't they also made of carbon fiber?

87 Supra Turbo
Originally posted by eric rxb
Speaking of the brakes on the Enzo, aren't they also made of carbon fiber?

Yep, the article I linked to says that Brembo designs the brakes for the Enzo and Ferrari's F1 car. And Brembo has set up a deal with a major american manufacurer to put their carbon brakes on one or several production cars. Imagine a stock Corvette or Viper with these brakes?

CLK-GTR
they are carbon metallic arent they? so they work cold aswell as hot.