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Published on May 28th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Bentley Delivers The Largest And Best Brakes In The World

The New GT Gets The Largest Car Brakes in the World

Just a couple of months ago Bentley released an all new Continental GT running with an even more powerful version of Bentley’s 6-liter W12 engine. With a power increase from 626bhp to 650bhp, which might sound partial Increase to you, this small upgrade allows the driver of this new GT to arrive at 100km/h from standstill in 0.1 seconds faster, really, does this make a difference to any street driving?

Then, its top speed is now an awesome 1 mph more, from a previous 207mph to 208mph in this car. Again, does this bump up in its top speed really make a difference to the driver?. 

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Is Bentley really thinking this very very small difference in acceleration and top speed is going to persuade old Continental GT owners to upgrade to this new version? Well, in the world of the wealthy, it will make a difference as money comes easy and the asking price of 159,900 pound sterling (which is about RM940,000 before local taxes and delivery costs) will probably just be a very slight nudge on their bank balance (just like the power difference). 

To ensure this ‘more powerful’ GT will stop in time, Bentley engineers have installed a brand new braking system and for now they have the bragging rights to say it is the ‘biggest production car brake system’. 

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In case you didn’t know this. The Global Carbon Ceramic Brake Discs Market was valued at USD1,551.3 Million in the year 2019.

The automotive industry is witnessing the quick penetration of performance-enhancing technologies designed to make driving more comfortable, enjoyable, and safe for drivers. The automotive braking system is a key area where rapid developments are taking place.

Increasing R&D activities by major players for development of cost-effective product is expected to create new opportunities in terms of revenue for players operating in the global carbon ceramic Brake discs market over the forecast period. Additionally, the developed automotive regions such as the EU and North America have the most stringent fuel emission norms globally, which is expected to surge the demand for carbon ceramic brake discs.

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PRESS RELEASE: The new carbon ceramic braking system boasts 440mm diameter front discs combined with new ten-piston front calipers, making this not only the biggest brake ever fitted to a Bentley but also the largest car brake in the world. This latest generation of carbon-ceramic disc has been specially formulated to provide class-leading braking performance with copper-free brake friction material for reduced environmental impact.

The new ceramic brake system offers weight saving of 33 kg compared to the iron braking system, and most importantly this is un-sprung weight which lowers inertia and gives the vehicle more responsive handling.  

The ceramic brake has been extensively tested around the world including at the Nurburgring Nordschleife where it set levels of braking performance never before achieved by a Bentley. In objective tests the ceramic brake has proven itself to be exceptionally fade resistant – after ten consecutive from 80 mph, the stopping distance only increased by 1.1 metres, to just 61.1 metres.

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