Carbon Ceramic rotors are widely known to be the brake rotors of choice for the street-fairing super-car and hyper-car. It’s fairly easy to see why considering the rotors have significantly lower weight than traditional iron rotors (up to 70%) and virtually no brake fade.
The history of carbon ceramic rotors begins in aerospace. Carbon-Carbon composites (or carbon-fibre reinforced carbon matrix composites) were initially developed to be used as heat shields on spacecraft and after years of successful use, the technology was adapted to other applications.
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.