All Ferraris with CCM brakes as standard from 08

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by ajzahn, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. In the year of its double World Title win, Ferrari announces that all of its cars will feature CCM brakes as standard from 2008

    Bologna, December 5th 2007 - Ferrari has announced to the media and its clients at the Bologna Motor Show 2007 that Brembo brakes featuring carbon ceramic material (CCM) discs will be provided as standard on the entire Prancing Horse range from 2008.

    Thanks to technological excellence unparalleled in sports car manufacturing, Ferrari is the world's first car manufacturer to offer CCM technology as standard across its entire range. The Prancing Horse was also the first manufacturer to introduce CCM brakes five years ago on the Enzo Ferrari model and later began offering them to clients as a personalisation option on other models in the range.

    The announcement of this latest development was made today by Ferrari's General Manager Amedeo Felisa and Brembo Chairman Alberto Bombassei, during the press day at the Bologna Show. Ferrari's decision comes as a result of the enhanced performance, durability and comfort offered by CCM brakes, their enormous popularity with clients (requests stand at over 85% for certain models), and a desire to underscore its technical leadership.

    In a year in which Ferrari returned to winning form in F1, taking both the Constructor's and Driver's titles, the 430 Scuderia, a special series based on the F430, also makes its Italian debut at Bologna. The new car is an extremely high performance two-seater berlinetta brimming with Formula 1-derived content, and is flanked on the stand by a Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro single-seater to further highlight its close technological ties to the track.

    In fact, the 430 Scuderia uses a traction control system (E-Diff + F1-Trac) similar to the F1's and a gearbox with gearshifting times equal to those of the single-seater of just two years ago. The F430 and the 599 GTB Fiorano, the most powerful production V12 car ever built at Maranello, also grace the Prancing Horse stand. On show too are the F430 Spider, which combines the blistering performance of a thoroughbred sports car with the delights of a drop-top, and the 612 Scaglietti, the current GT flagship which features recently updated cabin and accessories, including the innovative Bose Media System.

    The Prancing Horse will also be one of the most active protagonists in the Shell Arena, which is devoted to racing and exhibition driving. On Friday 7th December, our test-driver Luca Badoer will be putting a Ferrari Formula 1 car through its paces in a now-traditional exhibition complete with pit-stop simulations. The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli cars will also be out on the track on Sunday for the now-classic culmination of its sporting calendar.


    Braking system with Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) discs

    Braking systems that use carbon-ceramic material discs offer a host of advantages in terms of improved performance, durability and comfort, and are now considered an essential piece of kit for the kind of very high performance cars built by the Prancing Horse.

    Brakes featuring CCM discs offer much more responsive braking as well as consistently excellent performance in intensive use. One of the most obvious advantages to adopting them is their exceptional fade resistance - fade in fact compromises the driver's feeling of control when it comes to the pressure required on the brake pedal and responsiveness.

    The CCM discs have a longer life under normal conditions, a fact that has clear financial advantages. Furthermore, even with continual track use, CCM brakes offer greater resistance to wear for better durability on track. The CCM braking system also cuts around 15 kg off the car's total weight which not only improves overall performance but also reduces unsprung mass and thus improves vehicle dynamics and ride comfort.

    On the 430 Scuderia in particular, the CCM braking system is specifically designed for the car and has unique brake dimensions which are aligned with the car's extreme performance characteristics. The diameter of the front discs has been increased (+18 mm vs the F430) which offers an improved effective radius and thus more efficient braking. Combined with specific 6-pot callipers, the front brake discs dissipate the extra heat created by the higher performance delivered by the 430 Scuderia .
     
  2. STFU

    this is completely unnessisary. theres nothing wrong with regular old steel brakes. this will only make the cost per car go up and in the future all Ferrari brake jobs will be in the 5k+ dollar range.
     
  3. What he said. Nice way to dig deeper into the pockets of future owners <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  4. CCM brakes = no advantage for the av. driver,
    only experienced drivers will feel the drivers when it comes to track use
     
  5. Trying to keep up with Porsche, eh?
     
  6. Porsche isn't stupid enough to make them standard.
     
  7. thats a pretty stupid move.
     
  8. Aren't they standard on the GT2?
     
  9. not to my knowledge. I could very well be wrong though.
     
  10. The announcement of this latest development was made today by Ferrari's General Manager Amedeo Felisa and Brembo Chairman Alberto Bombassei, during the press day at the Bologna Show. Ferrari's decision comes as a result of the enhanced performance, durability and comfort offered by CCM brakes, their enormous popularity with clients (requests stand at over 85% for certain models), and a desire to underscore its technical leadership.


    Awesome brakes, awesome techinical leadership & awesome Ferrari listens to their clients!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. ROFLMAO AT THE HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FERRARI IS THE BESTEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Please elaborate on the "ferrari listens to their clients"
     
  13. The FXX program for 1.

    And read the article. 85% of their clients love & request CCM brakes on certain models. Instead of making them ask for them, Ferrari is just making them standard while improving upon them.
     
  14. Hence not listening to the other 15%, which I think is worse than just giving your clients A CHOICE. What do you see wrong with CCM being an option - it's not like you had to beg for them?

    And I'd really like to know which models those are..
     
  15. Yes.
     
  16. As is with the F430 S.
     
  17. Article didn't say that. It said they were standard. If the 15% want steel brakes you can still get them I'm sure.

     
  18. What's the point of that then?
     
  19. LOL!!

    People actually thought Ferrari could get something wrong Lamborghini fans are so stupid LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. They are listening to their customers.
     
  21. I'm sure that altogether, across the whole model range, CCM were NOT optioned anywhere close to 85%. So in fact introducing them across the whole range isn't really listening to the customers. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if that number was less than 50%.

    And again - pls explain why you consider making steel brakes an option better than CCM being the option.
     
  22. Ok, just like Rocka. You believe Ferrari is just lying about everything.
     
  23. WTF? Please, tell me what you what, according to you, I think Ferrari are lying about? I never said they are lying. The article speaks about 85% on SOME variants, I was talking about the percentage of Ferraris ordered with CCM through THE WHOLE model range.
     
  24. Stupid. CCM brakes are so horrendously expensive to replace, and a good set of steels work just as well in pretty much all situations. The only downside is pedal feel, really. The performance friction brakes my dad put on his car stop just as good (if not better) than his PCCB ones. Not as linear in feel though. BUT THEYRE NOT EIGHT GRAND FOR A SET OF ROTORS.
     

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