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Brembo is really at the forefront of performance braking these days, and they will be providing the brakes for the Focus RS.

I think we can all be happy with Brembo brakes. Is there any other brand that you would prefer instead?
 

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The Brembo brakes on the RS will more than likely be the same Brembos they put on 90% of the sportier versions of cars on the road today. The STi, EVO, Camaro SS, yada yada yada, all have the same Brembo caliper and disk combo. They are by no means the best brake Brembo has to offer but they look nice and are better than the standard cheap caliper and disk setup. If you do any track day driving they will turn brown within a few events if you do any hard driving.
 

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The Brembo brakes on the RS will more than likely be the same Brembos they put on 90% of the sportier versions of cars on the road today. The STi, EVO, Camaro SS, yada yada yada, all have the same Brembo caliper and disk combo. They are by no means the best brake Brembo has to offer but they look nice and are better than the standard cheap caliper and disk setup. If you do any track day driving they will turn brown within a few events if you do any hard driving.
what will turn brown? The wheels from brake dust or the discs from heat? I'm sure there will be a few madmen who go for a CC upgrade.

Speaking of, do we think ford will offer CC discs as an option?
 

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Can't complain about that. Brembo seems to be the standard for great performance brakes. Maybe they won't be the best that Brembo has to offer, but they will be good and the Focus will benefit from the name recognition that Brembo has.
 

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Carbon Ceramic brakes would be a good upsell for Ford since due to the response of it with other cars, while they aren't on average push to how they should be, folks will buy them.
 

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Aftermarket might hold more weight when it comes to possibility, aside from that... we might have slim chances of seeing this be a factory option.
 

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what will turn brown? The wheels from brake dust or the discs from heat? I'm sure there will be a few madmen who go for a CC upgrade.

Speaking of, do we think ford will offer CC discs as an option?


The powdercoat finish off the calipers is great for the street but if you track the car often the finish won't hold up and they usually turn dark brown or black. Google brownbos or blackbos and you will see.


A lot of performance brake manufacturers make more track oriented kits that are either hard anodized or just brushed aluminum without a powdercoat or paint because those who know, know that the color won't hold up when exposed to 400+ dergree heat repeatedly.


Also, I would prefer Alcon or Stoptech but I will not complain. I liked the Stoptech ST40 caliper better than the stock STi Brembo caliper but that is not really a fair comparison considering the price difference between the two.
 

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Carbon Ceramic brakes would be a good upsell for Ford since due to the response of it with other cars, while they aren't on average push to how they should be, folks will buy them.
Ford could offer them as an upgrade option and if not you could still buy them after market.
Aftermarket might hold more weight when it comes to possibility, aside from that... we might have slim chances of seeing this be a factory option.


Considering a really good aftermarket BBK can cost between $2500-$5000, you probably won't be able to get a decent CC brake option for less than $10K. At that point I think it a want vs. need type thing and I see many people needing CC brakes in a focus RS unless racecar.
 

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never realized it was that much to go CC.

costing that much, it's definitely something owners of much more expensive vehicles would go for, ex. BMW M4.
 
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