The Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake System with 12.6" rotors is dedicated to the most demanding MINI Cooper or MINI Cooper S owner. Designed to improve brake performance with increased stopping power, virtually eliminates brake fade, with less weight
than factory setup.
2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 Cooper S Hatchback
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
Caliper is available in Black, Red, and Silver. Select Color.
* Proven on-track performance;
* Disperses gasses, cleans pads for better “bite”;
* Reduces “unsprung weight” for better handling;
* Provides maximum braking force without the flex of sliding callipers;
* Reduces heat-related stress, increases brake performance and pedal feel;
The Big Brake System consists of a two-piece 320 x 28mm vented and cross-drilled racing rotor with a 4 piston high performance caliper. The 2-piece rotor system employs an aluminum hat creating a 'floating disc" which reduces heat related stress and improves brake performance and pedal feel of your MINI Cooper. Pads are street / track pads suitable for street or occasional light / moderate track duty.
The kit includes all hardware to convert the front brakes, available in black, red, or silver calipers for both the MINI Cooper and the MINI Cooper S.
Slotted rotors can be substituted in place of the drilled rotors. Additional track pads available upon request.
Proper 'Bed-In' procedure must be followed for proper brake performance. Minimum 17 inch aftermarket wheels with adequate caliper clearance required.
BEFORE ORDERING, check the Brembo Template for wheel fitment - add 3mm of tolerance around the caliper for actual wheel fitment.
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.
Check out this video - Mauro Piccoli, Brembo Performance Market Director talks about Brembo's history and Roberto Malagori, Brembo Engineer also discusses the technical differences of Brembo's expansive product line from original equipment (OE) to racing.