The Differences between Ceramic vs Semi-metallic Brake Pads

Semi-Metallic vs Ceramic Brakes - Blue Grass MOTORSPORT

Acceleration, speed, and cornering are three of the most thrilling aspects of spirited driving. Equally as important and exhilarating however, is the stopping power of your Porsche vehicle. Brakes act as a critical safety component that’s responsible for keeping you and your loved ones protected and ready to respond to the unexpected. Advancements in technology have resulted in specialized brake components that deliver enhanced performance, longevity, and resistance to brake fade. Blue Grass MOTORSPORT has assembled this helpful guide that explains the key differences between semi-metallic and ceramic brakes along with some of the advantages for each.

Porsche Brake Types Explained

Semi-Metallic Porsche Brakes

Semi-Metallic Porsche Brakes

Born on the track and perfected on the street, semi-metallic brake components provide your Porsche vehicle with consistent performance even under heavy demands. Featuring internally vented brake discs with available cross-drilling, Porsche brake components are engineered to a higher standard. Semi-metallic brake pads feature a specialized compound that offers maximum resistance to heat and brake fade, perfect for driving enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their Porsche vehicle.

ADVANTAGES: Affordability, Durability, Consistency

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)

Another specialized type of brake component available on select Porsche vehicles is known as Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). One advantage of choosing ceramic brakes include the fact that they’re often 50% lighter on average compared to cast iron discs. This means that they can provide superior response, improved acceleration due to the reduced weight, and maximum stopping power for more confidence behind the wheel. Porsche engineers worked tirelessly to perfect the PCCB compounds and components to deliver uncompromised braking performance across the entire spectrum of driving conditions.

ADVANTAGES: On-track Performance, Maximum Stopping Power, Lightweight

Porsche Surface Coated Brakes

Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB)

There’s also a third type of brake component available on your Porsche vehicle that is worth mentioning. Combining performance with durability, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB) feature a gray cast iron brake disc with a ceramic coating. Usually identified by their white-painted calipers, these precision-built brake discs feature outstanding corrosion resistance and a significant reduction in brake dust. This means that the wheels of your Porsche will stay looking much cleaner for much longer compared to conventional types of brakes, even if it’s not driven for an extended period of time. PSCB combines everyday practicality with proven dependability.

ADVANTAGES: Maximum Performance With Aesthetic Preservation

Porsche Brake Service

Brake Service at Blue Grass MOTORSPORT

Now that you understand the key differences between the various types of brake components available on Porsche vehicles, it’s important to remember to trust only factory-trained Porsche technicians when the time comes for brake service or repair. At Blue Grass MOTORSPORT, our team has the knowledge, expertise, and access to specialized repair equipment necessary to keep your brakes in optimal condition. Protect your loved ones and preserve the uncompromising performance you’ve come to expect from your Porsche vehicle with brake service here at Blue Grass MOTORSPORT.