With the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in full swing, Brembo unveiled the all-new B-M6 six-piston aluminum monobloc brake caliper. The caliper, available in black, red, yellow, white, and fluorescent yellow, is designed to increase overall braking performance, according to the company. The new Brembo caliper is compatible with both the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, along with other performance vehicles.
The new B-M6 six-piston caliper from Brembo accommodates brake discs up to 410×36 millimeters (16.14×1.42 inches). The caliper fits wide annulus discs and brake pads, increasing the braking surface. The B-M6 hosts a gaggle of Brembo features that include integral bridges for exceptional stiffness, internal fluid passages, and “a single concealed bleed screw providing greater safety and resistance to damage.”
One neat feature that allows Brembo to tailor the caliper to any vehicle or application is the multiple piston-area configurations. The company uses its exclusive 4D technology process to build the calipers, building them alongside the company’s racing brake systems. The 4D technology process, introduced with the B-M8 caliper for SUVs and large sedans at SEMA 2015, allowed Brembo to build the B-M6 without the constraints of traditional casting methods uses in the industry.
The arrival of the B-M6 Brembo caliper to the company’s portfolio gives customers a wide range of new high-performance calipers to choose from. There’s the B-M8 mentioned above, which fits discs with a diameter of 380-420 mm (14.9-16.5 in.) and a disc thickness of 36-40 mm (1.4-1.5 in.). The company also has the smaller B-M4 caliper, which fits discs with a diameter of 340-390 mm (13.3-15.3 in.) and a disc thickness of 28-30 mm (1.1-1.2 in.).
Brembo suggests pairing the new B-M6 calipers on the front axle with the B-M4 on the rear. The company did not provide any pricing information or announce when the new caliper would be available for purchase.