Porsche will exhibit its ceramic brake technology at the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen as part of an exhibition marking the 300th anniversary of the discovery of porcelain. The GT2, Porscheâ€™s most potent 911, uses the light yet ultra-strong carbon cer
Porsche’s ceramic brake technology is possibly a major factor into why more Porsche drivers have not been found wrapped around trees on the side of the freeway. So the company punts this technology whenever it can, which is why it is making one of these high-priced commodities available for exhibition in Saxony where the 300th anniversary of the discovery of porcelain is being held.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake as it is known, uses ceramic composites for its brake disks, lowering weight by over half of what metal brakes come in at. Ceramic-based brakes are of course non-corrosive, so those living near oceans need not worry too much about salty water damaging their stopping power. This highly effective composite was first introduced by Porsche in its production sports cars in 2001 when the 911 GT2 wore them with gleaming pride.
Porsche’s rear-wheel driven GT2, new model introduced in 2007, is the most powerful production 911 ever, empowered with 390kW and 685Nm of torque. In 3.7 seconds it can run from 0 – 100km/h and not stop until the clock hits 329km/h. This car has these carbon ceramic brakes as standard, while lower 911 models as well as Boxster S and Cayman S can have them retrofitted.
The exhibition is open to the public from March 14 (tomorrow) at the Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen, Saxony, Germany.