EBC Brakes are this year’s headline sponsor of Ford Fest. Here’s a little look at their best products and what you can expect them to bring to the show...
EBC BALANCED BRAKE KITS WITH APOLLO CALIPERS FROM £1,395
The British master of stopping power, EBC Brakes has just launched the performance product we’ve all been dying to get our hands on: the awesome new range of multi-pot calipers. Now EBC, as we all know, has been manufacturing direct-fit, performance discs, pads and braided brake lines here in the UK for decades now. And very good its hardware is too. Many, many project cars have benefited from running these upgrades over the years.
EBC also has the biggest list of applications of anyone in the industry. The firm is a braking behemoth, make no mistake. Still, while this new selection of calipers has taken a while to develop, the result has definitely upped the game in terms of design and performance. For a start, these make use of the standard pad-shapes, so you’re not limited to buying specialist profiles and compounds. It also means each caliper is specifically engineered for each application – not the usual case of one caliper adapted to fit everything.
Other top features include staggered piston sizes (to eliminate pad taper), hardware machined from stainless steel so they’ll never ever rust, and a single retention bolt, so you can potentially change pads in less time than it takes to boil a kettle.
Available in yellow, red, blue, and black finishes (which, incidentally, is achieved with hi-tech Teflon Polyester top coat, rather than powdercoat which can fade and crack over time), these form part of the new EBC Balanced Brake Kits. And why are they called that I hear you ask? Well, it’s because they offer not just the big floating disc and Apollo caliper kit for the front axle, but a set of matched pads and braided lines for the rear, to give a totally balanced setup. Genius!
· Designed, manufactured, pressure tested and assembled in the UK
· Hard-anodised Apollo calipers
· Teflon Polyester top-coat finishes
· 300-380mm two-piece floating slotted rotor
· Front and rear EBC pads
· Front and rear braided brake lines
· DOT 4 racing fluid