Brakes

Bred at Le Mans


Our Le Mans experience has taught us about the security that comes from a brake system with a lot of headroom. Callaway “Le Mans GT” Brakes packages are designed to make sure that the vehicle’s stopping ability matches its newfound speed. We have carefully developed the right piston layout, disc material, disc attachment method and pad material to come up with a tireless brake package that stops the car extremely well, time and time again, with fine modulation and great pedal feel.

The Le Mans GT rotors are slotted to evacuate dust and gases for maximum pad contact, while avoiding the cracking prevalent in drilled rotors. Their larger diameters provide additional surface area and their increased mass provides greater capacity to absorb heat. Patented internal cooling vanes provide up to 80% more airflow than stock rotors for increased heat dissipation. Anodized aluminum hats serve to reduce overall rotor weight.

Six-piston front and four-piston rear caliper design provides increased clamping force while differential piston sizes minimize pad taper. Computer-aided finite element analysis was utilized to design caliper forgings with exceptional stiffness. A patented, bolt-in bridge further provides rigidity, virtually eliminating any distortion. Contour-machining processes remove excess material to minimize mass and unsprung weight. A hard-coat anodized finish resists corrosion, extending durability and maintaining as-new appearance.

The results are shorter stopping distances, optimum front-to-rear brake bias, extended pad and rotor life, and firmer pedal feel with practically zero fade. You’ll feel the difference the first time you step on the brake pedal.

Le Mans GT Brakes are standard on Callaway C16 and optional on Callaway Corvettes, Callaway Camaros and Callaway SportTrucks. Systems are listed below for 1997-2013 Corvettes, 2010-2013 Camaros, 2007-2013 Chevrolet and GMC trucks.


“Brake hard—repeatedly—and you get carrier-landing deceleration accompanied by whiff of pad,
but not one iota of fade or pedal softness. ”
Doug Kott, Road & Track, Magazine


Carbon Ceramic Option


Now, the latest technology in super high performance braking is available from Callaway: Carbon Ceramic.

This development reflects what has been standard in F1 for several years. The benefits are numerous and beyond just extraordinary braking performance. Each Carbon Ceramic rotor weighs 10 lbs less that the iron rotor it replaces and yet is bigger in diameter and width (380mm x 32mm fronts, requires 19″ wheels, min.). This degree of unsprung weight reduction has never before been possible. The physics of this advancement mean that every move that the suspension makes is less encumbered by mass. The wheel assembly is now easier to control; damping is more effective. The wheel/brake assembly can accelerate faster rotationally, and of course decelerate faster, too. These dynamic maneuvers are very feelable. The driver gets it, right away. All this, plus a further 40 pound weight reduction in the overall vehicle . . . remarkable.

Optional on Callaway C16, available for 2005-2013 Corvettes.


“Driving the car with the carbon ceramic brakes is like putting on your sneakers after a long day in business shoes.”
Reeves Callaway


 

LE MANS GT BRAKE SYSTEMS

Model/Year

Description

Part No.

Sugg. Retail
Corvette 1997-2004 Le Mans GT Brake System – 355mm, Front/Rear 230.50.6971 $7,990
Le Mans GT Brake System – 355mm, Front 230.50.6972 $4,195
Le Mans GT Brake System – 355mm, Rear 230.50.6974 $3,795
Corvette 2005-2013
except Z06
Le Mans GT Brake System – 355mm, Front&Rear 230.60.6971 $7,990
Le Mans GT Brake System – 355mm, Front 230.60.6972 $4,195
Le Mans GT Brake System – 355mm, Rear 230.60.6974 $3,795
Le Mans GT Brake System – 380mm Front/355mm Rear 230.60.6981 $8,190
Le Mans GT Brake System – 380mm, Front 230.60.6982 $4,395
Corvette 2006-2013
Z06, Grand Sport
Le Mans GT Brake System – 380mm Front/355mm Rear 230.67.6935 $8,190
Le Mans GT Brake System – 380mm, Front 230.67.6936 $4,395
Camaro 2010-2013 Le Mans GT Brake System – 380mm Front/355mm Rear 230.37.6901 $8,190
Chevrolet/GMC Truck
2007-2013
Le Mans GT Brake System – 380mm Front/380mm Rear
(Call for specific application information.)
230.23.6900 $8,860
LE MANS GT CARBON-CERAMIC BRAKE SYSTEMS

Model/Year

Description

Part No.

Price

Corvette 2005-2013
except Z06
Le Mans GT Carbon-Ceramic Brake System – 380mm Front/355mm Rear 230.60.6961 $15,620
Corvette 2006-2013
Z06, Grand Sport
Le Mans GT Carbon-Ceramic Brake System – 380mm Front/355mm Rear 230.67.6961 $15,620