About discs

The idea of using carbon materials has been around for some time. It was primarily used in the aerospace industry and F1 vehicles. In recent years, these materials have been further refined and developed. Most manufacturers or dealers offer a carbon-ceramic braking system when you buy a high-performance new car. Their principle of operation is the same as conventional brakes made of metal, but the carbon-ceramic composition offers a number of advantages.

A carbon-ceramic brake disc is made up of a mixture of materials that are treated by special processes and repeated heating up to 1,700 degrees Celsius. They are produced under high pressure and, in some cases, in a vacuum. They take up to 21 days to produce.

Carbon-ceramic discs are composed of carbon fibre (C) and silicon carbide (SiC). The arrangement of materials and fibres in the manufacturing process affects the thermal conductivity and the direction of heat dissipation.





  • Durability (high strength and abrasion resistance due to the silicon carbide (C/SiC) blend reinforced with carbon fibres, which are insensitive to heat and are a superior binder)
  • High thermal conductivity (they dissipate much more of the heat generated by braking, making them ideal for high-performance vehicles) They offer unchanged efficiency to up to 700 degrees Celsius. Cast iron discs are efficient to up to 400 degrees Celsius.
  • Reduced unsprung mass, as carbon-ceramic discs are up to 50% lighter than cast iron discs. The weight of a carbon disc averages at 7.5 kg. This means less weight, better handling, optimised braking, faster acceleration and better responsiveness.
  • Corrosion and temperature resistant.



  • A high price, which is usually over €4,000 + VAT per disc.
  • Some experts also warn that ceramics can be porous and the material can become hygroscopic, causing damage to the internal structure of both the disc and the brake pads.

We recommend that the brake pads are also changed when the disc is replaced, for which we can also provide you with an additional quote.



Brembo SGL Carbon-Ceramic Brakes is the world’s leading manufacturer of carbon ceramic brake discs. Their product range currently includes 2 types of carbon-ceramic discs:


Manufactured at the Meitingen factory

The CCB is a disc consisting of a core of ceramic material reinforced with carbon fibre and covered with an additional ceramic layer on both friction surfaces.

Vehicles fitted with CCB DISCS:
Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, AMG, BMW-M, Aston Martin, Toyota

Porsche 911 Turbo S CCB disc 


Manufactured at the Stezzano factory​

The CCM disc is a floating disc consisting of a core of ceramic material reinforced with carbon fibre in a ceramic matrix. Compared to CCB, the braking surfaces of CCM discs are not covered with an additional ceramic friction layer.

Vehicles fitted with CCM DISCS:
Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Nissan, Chevrolet, Mc Laren, GM, Pagani, Honda/Acura, Jaguar and Land Rover.


McLaren 570S CCM disc