- Oh my!
Gorgeous, up to the point where they put the brake calipers on opposite sides and painted them yellow to make it really obvious. That annoys me!
I think I saw one on the M40 the other day, it was dark and the car was covered in chequerboard but definitely had the right rear light profile for an F type coupe.Posted 6 years ago
I think the position of the calipers is a technical thing. Agree about the colour though. I imagine yellow=ceramic=option and therefore can be avoided!
Position – You’re right, position of the calipers is for technical reasons.
Yellow – is the market accepted colour for Carbon-Ceramic brakes and yes they are an option (the colour can’t be changed!) 8)Posted 6 years agomarkrtwMember
The brake position is for technical reasons. The front caliper cools better in the rearward position, but is harder to package with the steering arms etc, that’s why regular cars don’t. Also they prefer to keep the weight within the axles rather than overhanging.Posted 6 years ago
At least that was the explanation I was given by brake system engineers when I asked the question when I worked at a sports car company.andylMember
ahh I saw the chequered one last week on the M5 heading north from bristol. I wondered why an F-type was done up like that, didn’t click that is was a coupe.
As for brake calipers is it something to do with wheel bearing loads under braking? But still not sure why it would be different front to back.
Or is it due to other suspension/steering linkages?Posted 6 years ago
Front caliper; the rear mounting position gives good cooling access to the disc and clearance during steering and suspension movement.
Rear caliper; the front mounting position provides clearance to parts of the suspension and allows room for the separate parking brake caliper on the CCM system.
They weight of the calipers is insignificant to the cars total Moment of Inertia and the braking loads are factored into the wheel bearing design.Posted 6 years agowobbliscottMember
Brake calipers to the rear is to make room for the brake cooling ducts. It’s not really feasible to route around the back of a front mounted caliper. Prestige car with ceramic brakes and big yellow calipers is cool. Beaux hall nova with plastic bits stuck on and calipers painted yellow is not cool!Posted 6 years ago
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