Auto Service World
  October 26, 2019   by Allan Janssen

Corvette Stingray brakes

Brembo is the stopping partner of choice for the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

Brembo will supply brake components on all four corners of the mid-engine Corvette Stingray. Two separate brake package offerings will be available with the Corvette Stingray and the Corvette Stingray with the Z51 Performance Package.

Stopping the 495 horsepower, most powerful entry Corvette ever, at the drive wheels are Brembo’s all-aluminum four-piston calipers, which grasp a 321 mm ventilated disc.

The Brembo supplied calipers shine through the Corvette’s five spoke 19 or 20-inch wheels and are available in a choice of four colors: Edge Red, Black, Yellow, or Bright Red.

In addition to the brake calipers, Brembo will also include its new zero-copper Non-Asbestos-Organic (NAO) brake pad that meet recent environment regulations. The NAO pad is environmentally friendly and provides excellent stopping power.

The Corvette Stingray, when ordered with the Z51 Performance Package, gets an upgraded brake package to provide increased stopping power for the track-capable Corvette. Brembo’s all-aluminum monobloc four-piston calipers on the front are an all-new option. The Z51 Performance Package includes low-met performance brake pads. The pads on the Z51 are 10 percent larger than the previous generation and feature a new zinc-nickel base coating for more longevity and resistance to corrosion.

In addition, for the first time in Corvette history, the eighth generation will come with a Brembo Electronic Parking Brake (EPB). The Brembo EPB reduces part complexity, with the elimination of a brake pedal, brake lever and associated cables. Activation of the parking brake is as simple as pushing a button. The new design for the GM EPB delivers a 3 kg (6.6 lbs.) per car weight savings over the previous drum-in-hat style system.

“The highly anticipated Corvette with its mid-engine design will be stopped by a complete Brembo brake package from calipers to pads, and you’ll park the vehicle with our EPB,” said Dan Sandberg, Brembo North America president and CEO. “With a 0-60 time of under three seconds, we need to stop it just as fast. Both models of the Stingray are equipped with our aluminum brake calipers and newest generation of performance brake pads. The addition of the mechatronic EPB is a first on a GM vehicle. And by getting this performance, you won’t sacrifice style, as the consumer is offered a choice of brake colors and the opportunity to create their own design statement when ordering their Stingray.”

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