A high torque brake compound with a wide operating temperature range (200°F-1350°F+). Carbotech XP8™ is the first of our racing compounds. Perfect for novice, intermediate and advanced track day (HPDE) use with any tire, and can still be driven safely to and from the track. These pads are slotted for the factory brake wear sensor.
Fits the following models:
2007-2013 R56 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Hatchback
2008-2014 R55 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
2009-2015 R57 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2011-2016 R60 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Countryman (see note below)
2013-2016 R60 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Paceman (see note below)
Note: The Countryman uses the 'Cooper S Front' pads for Countryman Cooper and Countryman Cooper S (and ALL4) models. The rear pads (unslotted) are unique and listed separately in the Image List below or to the right.
Select Model and Position.
Outstanding initial bite at race temperatures, high coefficient of friction, excellent modulation and release characteristics. Extremely high fade resistance, very rotor friendly with 100% non-corrosive dust.
Excellent as a front brake pad for lighter ITA, ITB, ITC, SRF, H4, H5, and other cars that weigh less than 2,400lbs.
There are several vehicles that use XP8™ on the street, autocross, and at track day (HPDE) events.
Carbotech does NOT recommended XP8™ as a daily driven street pad due to elevated levels of dust and noise. XP8™ is also a great rear brake pad for almost any race car (Spec Miata-T1/T2/CMC). XP8™ is a great compound on the front & rear of most open wheel and sports racers.
For the factory replacement Brake Wear Sensor, see G2NMB2020-P.
Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 years. See ATE Performance Brake Fluid for replacement brake fluid. ATE Type 200 Amber is a high quality performance fluid that will last much longer than the standard DOT4 fluid. This is an ABS friendly fluid.
ATE® Type 200 Amber Fluid has a dry boiling point of 536F and a wet boiling point of 396F which far exceeds standard brake fluids meeting the DOT 4 requirements. This fluid is NOT SILICONE and is compatible with conventional brake fluid. 100% synthetic fluid is specifically designed to resist the high temperatures of racing brakes and yet very suitable for daily driving.