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Porsche Carbon Ceramic, saw these today on a Carrera GT we ran into up at Mothers.

 
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There was a recent write-up in RRW or Sport Rider about those, and they mentioned the Porsche applications, including the astronomical costs. The article implied the Porsche rotors didn't perform all that well and were fragile....at least that's what I got out of it.

I think it's pretty cool that this technology has finally filtered down to the base consumer level, albeit pretty spendy but readily available.
 
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Re: (erik996)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by erik996 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There was a recent write-up in RRW or Sport Rider about those, and they mentioned the Porsche applications, including the astronomical costs. The article implied the Porsche rotors didn't perform all that well and were fragile....at least that's what I got out of it.

I think it's pretty cool that this technology has finally filtered down to the base consumer level, albeit pretty spendy but readily available.</TD></TR></TABLE>

The guy driving this this said they were bloody awesome but astronomical cost? You arent kidding. Rotors alone are $18k according to him.
 
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More like $8k, but that's still a hell of a lot for a ceramic brake system that less than 1% of the population is good enough to notice a difference and be able to get anything out of.

Edit: I need to learn how to read. I didn't realize you were talking about the GT. The ceramic system for the Boxter and the 911 is about $8k, no idea about the GT though. Also, if you can afford to buy the GT, you're either a great driver or simply have more dollars than sense, so maybe he would notice the difference between the brakes.
 
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Interestingly while the Ferrari Enzo (stupid name) supercar has ceramic rotors the RACE version the Maserati MC12 has steel ... and according to all I have read they work just as well.

Ofcourse the main reason for ceramic rotors is unsprung weight not braking performance ... but I still believe road car applications have a lot to do with wanking


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Actually, the man wasn't that far off. Retail for one Porsche Carerra GT rotor is, drumroll.... $7342.99. I could probably get you a discount though.
 
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In normal consumer applications, carbon ceramics have shown little added braking value. The only upside is longevity.

Just a few annectdotal factoids:
Carbon Ceramic Brake and Rotor Change on a Enzo / 4 wheels - $25K

Oil Change using Shell 10w60 Helix / 12 qts. - $600
 
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