LAS VEGAS—Performance Friction Corp. (PFC) is offering its racing-based braking technology to serious “prosumer” performance enthusiasts with premium Z-Rated Brake Upgrade kits for the aftermarket.
Initially PFC is offering the kits for owners of five high-performance car models—2005 and later Ford Mustangs; Chevrolet Corvette C5/C6 ZO6; BMW E36, E46, E90 and E92 M3s; Mitsubishi EVO 6-9 and Evo X; and Lexus IS-F.
The packages, each designed specifically for the targeted car model, range in price from $5,240 to $7,990 for a four-corner upgrade.
PFC is targeting what it calls the “prosumer”—or “professional consumer”—defined as individuals who routinely work on their cars and/or custom speed shops that would install the kits for their customers.
The upgrade kits include PFC's trademark four-piston, one-piece forged aluminum calipers, two-piece, full-floating Direct Drive V2 rotors, aerospace-grade radial mounting of the caliper and PFC's Carbon Metallic brake pads.
PFC claims its monobloc caliper design reduces caliper deflection, maintains caliper alignment with the rotor under braking and improves pedal feel vs. two-piece calipers.
Direct Drive rotors eliminate vibration and pulsation, reduce drag to increase fuel mileage and improve pad wear, reduce piston knock-back and lower heat transfer to the hub, PFC said.
The Z-Rated premium brake pads have specially formulated friction compounds for each vehicle chassis to ensure maximum braking efficiency and balance during street and extreme use.
In most cases, the PFC package represents a significant weight savings vs. the OE brake package, which reduces unsprung mass, said Glen Grissom, performance street program manager.
PFC is offering the package in red, silver and black, but customers can custom-order colors as well, Mr. Grissom said. All components are U.S.-made and assembled at PFC's Clover, S.C., plant.