In automotive industry, carbon brake rotors are mostly used in high performance cars, motor sports vehicles, and heavy vehicles which requires advanced braking system. Carbon brake rotors are designed to withstand the intense heat that occurs during the braking. Carbon brake rotors are costly than standard cast iron brake rotors but are still used as they are high performing, light weight, and more durable. There are two types of carbon brake rotors; carbon-carbon brake rotor and carbon-ceramic brake rotor. These types of brake rotors are used in number of high performance cars manufactured by Ferrari SpA, McLaren, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., Bentley Motors Ltd., Automobili Lamborghini SpA, Bugatti Automobiles SAS, Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA, Porsche AG, and Corvette among others.
Surface Transforms plc (LON:SCE) are experts in the development and production of carbon-ceramic materials and the UK’s only manufacturer of carbon-ceramic brakes for automotive use.