To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Italian company developed an innovative brake caliper concept.
When you think of high-performance brakes, you probably think of Brembo. Established in 1961, the Italian company has has been building high-performance braking systems for cars and motorbikes for decades, giving cars like the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing substantial stopping power to match their potent performance. Brembo supplied brakes for Alfa Romeo in 1964 and has also supplied them for Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Chrysler since the 1980s. In the world of motorsport, Brembo also provides brakes for Formula 1 teams including Ferrari and most MotoGP teams.
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Brembo has presented the "New G Sessanta," a brake caliper concept inspired by the first caliper Brembo produced for motorbikes in 1972.
The innovative brake caliper's body incorporates LED technology, which can be used as an interface that communicates with the user or enhances the style of the caliper to make it more visually appealing. The design is a modern interpretation of Brembo's first brake caliper, with a "next-generation framework of dynamic solids and voids."
Using wireless technology, the color of the light can be controlled on a smartphone when the vehicle is stationary to express the user's mood or adapt to the surroundings. According to Brembo, the use of color and light can also communicate the status of the brake caliper or vehicle by warning the user of any faults.
By emitting a courtesy light, it can also help the user locate a parked vehicle at night. According to Brembo, the brake caliper concept represents its "vision of new features and solutions for brake calipers, building on its strategy to become a trusted solution provider and to continue setting the standard for future generations."
For now, the New G Sessanta is a concept, but Brembo says the technology can be applied to any type of caliper, so it could potentially be put into production in the future.