Don’t Get Carbon Ceramic Brakes If You Plan to Track Drive Your Porsche


2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Save Some Money and Don’t Go Carbon Ceramic

Carbon ceramics, Porsche cars, and racetracks go together, right? Well, apparently not. According to Paul Watson, a technical representative for Porsche Australia, you actually want the regular brakes, not the carbon ceramic ones. Watson said to Wheels Magazine that the heat build up from track use will actually degrade the carbon fibers in the rotors.

“When we first launched the discs we told people they’d last virtually for the life of the car and people were doing a number of track days and coming back to us saying ‘I’ve worn them out,'” Watson told the publication.

He went on to say that if you buy the carbon ceramic brakes and the only street-drive your car, they will last a very long time. They could even last the lifetime of the car, depending on the type of driving you do and how hard or easy you are on your brakes.

That’s actually good news for anyone who takes their Porsche to the racetrack, honestly. According to CarBuzz, the carbon ceramic brakes on the latest 992 Carrera S actually cost $8,970. So, that means you’ll save about $9,000 when you buy the car by not bothering with the carbon ceramics. You can instead put that money towards new pads and rotors after you wear out the ones on the car.