Carbon ceramic brakes
Ferrari’s Formula 1 ambitions meant that it was the first car manufacturer to supply carbon ceramic brakes as standard on its road cars, starting with the Enzo in 2002.
Brakes featuring CCM (carbon ceramic material) discs offer consistently excellent performance in intensive use. One of the most obvious advantages to adopting these brakes is their exceptional fade resistance – fade can compromise the driver's feeling of control when it comes to the pressure required on the brake pedal and responsiveness.
The CCM discs have a longer life under normal conditions, and even with continual track use, CCM brakes offer greater resistance to wear for better durability on the track. The CCM braking system also cuts around 15 kg off the car's total weight, which not only improves overall performance but also reduces unsprung mass, and thus improves vehicle dynamics and ride comfort.
On the 430 Scuderia in particular, the CCM braking system is specifically designed for the car and has unique brake dimensions that are aligned with the car's extreme performance characteristics. The diameter of the front discs has been increased (18 mm larger than on the F430), which offers an improved effective radius and thus more efficient braking. Combined with specific 6-pot callipers, the front brake discs dissipate the extra heat created by the higher performance delivered by the 430 Scuderia.
This transfer of F1 technology to its production cars means that all Ferrari clients can now benefit from unrivalled brake reliability and durability.