March 16, 2010

StopTech goes Old School with Big Brake Kits for Ferrari 550 Maranello

If you are lucky enough to own a Ferrari 550 Maranello, then your luck just got even better. StopTech can now bring you all sorts of patented brake technology through a lineup of Big Brake Kits for this modern Italian classic.

The front kits (83.307.6800.XX) include a pair of slotted or drilled 380x32 floating directional AeroRotors with billet aluminum AeroHats patented for their ability to provide cooling airflow paired with forged, high performance patented ST-60 six piston front calipers.

The rear kits (83.307.0047.XX)sport 355x32 rotors and ST-40 four piston calipers with the same performance-focused features.

All StopTech Big Brake Kits also include billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel hubs, DOT-compliant stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, and high performance street pads for shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade resulting in stronger, more reliable performance on and off the track.

These big brake kits are also available as a Trophy Big Brake Kit optimized for track only performance including lightweight racing calipers, or as Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits optimized for track use while still being street friendly.

The Ferrari 550 Maranello was a 2-seat grand tourer introduced in 1996 as an upmarket front-engined V12 coupe of the kind not seen since the Daytona. It was positioned as the company's highest-end model and featured a transaxle layout, with the 6-speed manual gearbox located at the back, in-line with the driven wheels.

The model number refers to total engine displacement (5.5 litres) and the model name of Maranello refers to the town where the Ferrari headquarters are located.

The 550 featured a luxurious and roomy interior with a tall and wide rear trunk that could accept a full set of golf clubs or standard overnight bags. It had performance a top speed of 201 mph and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 4.5 seconds.