As you may have read in the previous article on Fast & Furious 6 there were plenty of car chases, crashes, and explosions to last us till the next F&F rendition. But just seeing the cars doing their thing on screen is only half the battle.
The star 1969 Dodge Daytona encountered some especially crazy driving speeds, which requires crazy good stopping power. That's where Brembo came in. Dennis McCarthy, Head of Transportation for Fast & Furious, called on Brembo to supply the Daytona you see on screen, while nine were actually built for the filming of Fast 6.
Brembo specifically engineered a set of dual 4-piston aluminum alloy calipers. One of the bright red calipers is used for conventional braking, while the other is connected to a hydraulic handbrake for vehicle dynamic control. The rear calipers sit on 350x28mm wide 72-vane friction surfaces with racing Type III slotting, 2-piece floating construction, and billet aluminum mounting centers.
The front braking system features 6-piston aluminum alloy lightweight monobloc brake calipers with an integral stiffening bridge. The high performance brake pads sit on slightly larger 350x34mm discs than those at the rear. That's some mega braking power.
It comes as no surprise that a movie with such an endless budget would go to great lengths for the cars they use and abuse. We wonder what part Brembo will have in the next Fast movie, supplying brakes for a rare Le Mans Ford GT40 or even the incredible McLaren F1 LM? One can only hope.