Thursday, 10 February 2011 11:51 AM
If you’re thinking of taking your Mk5 Golf, Audi A3 and new Scirocco to the track but already fear-the-brake-fade then take a look at this new sharper-stopping kit from Forge Motorsport.
Designed and engineered in the UK at the Forge Motorsport Gloucestershire HQ, these bolt-on big brakes can offer you and your VAG car the anchor-up aggression needed for hot track action, or even just on-road apexing-prowess. They also look rather tasty.
The beefy new calipers are machined from 7075 high-grade billet aluminium and use heavy duty weather seals to make them a genuine road-friendly kit, even in the depths of a British winter.
Disks are track-spec and utilise separate bells for optimum heat dissipation, meaning that they can cope with repeated hard applications without fade. The kit is available in two disk sizes – 330mm for cars running a minimum of 17-inch radius wheels and 356mm for vehicles running 19-inch or bigger.
Not the very cheapest of performance upgrades, but in the real-world or on the track it’s your brakes and suspension that grip the tarmac, and realistically shave the lap times. As they say; power is nothing without control…
Price-wise the 330 x 32mm kit to fit the VW Mk5 Golf, Audi A3 or VW Scirocco with 17-inch or larger wheels is £975 +VAT. The 356 x 32mm kit to fit the VW Mk5 Golf, Audi A3 or VW Scirocco with 19-inch or larger wheels is £1044 +VAT.
See www.forgemotorsport.co.uk for details or call the team on 0845 838 5364.
By Daniel Anslow
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