Performance Friction Brakes (PFC)
Performance Friction products are designed and manufactured to ensure maximum performance and quality thanks to the intense experience in the world of competitions. In fact, Performance Friction Brakes (PFC) is the official supplier of the systems that equip the cars of Porsche Motorsport (991 CUP and GT3 RSR) and Renault Sport (RS 01, Clio RS Cup, Clio RS R3T and Megane RS N4) as well as being widely used by professional teams in Endurance and Sprint competitions in GT and Prototype classes.
The experience gained in the world of racing has led to offer the aftermarket products designed for the most demanding customers and offer a range of solutions for every type of use.
Starting with the Z-Rated® sports road brake pads, which guarantee excellent performance on the road and light trackday, but also guarantee a high level of user comfort, up to the racing compounds, which offer superior performance compared to most of the competitors on the market.
PFC has also developed and marketed a line of floating decomposable brake discs called Direct Drive™ that offer very high resistance in the most intense uses avoiding problems of overheating, deformation and vibrations due to the warping of the brake discs. It is no coincidence that PFC products are widely used by the best preparers and club racers around the world for upgrades of their cars.
Performance Friction Brakes (PFC) brake pads
The PFC brake pads guarantee very high performance through the OPTIMAL USE of the TYRES, improving the individual performance of the elements that influence the entire braking system.
More constant pedal
More car control
Faster transition times
Increased cornering speed
Better use of tyres
Faster lap times
PFC CarbonMetallic pads are available for all major racing applications in different compounds for the needs of each discipline and category
PFC brake pad compounds (highest bite & torque descending)
13 compound is a new generation of ultimate high bite, high friction. This has increased bite, modulation, superior disc conditioning and release characteristics for exceptional control. Ultra-smooth and great for tracks with high grip or high downforce cars. This material won its first race on its first outing – it’s that good. It is the ultimate combination of high bite and infinite control. Typical applications: Ideal use for sprint and severe applications. Heavy, fast cars or high downforce cars where bite at first 3rd of the stop is desired. 13’s wear is on a par with PFC’s legendary 01 compound. Will operate at higher temperatures if called to as .13 has a very high threshold for fade resistance. .13 has shown of all the high bite, high torque pads in the market to have one of the lowest taper wear in a properly-designed race caliper.
11 compound is a new generation sprint and medium distance friction – the ultimate in control, with superior disc conditioning. Developed from 01 compound with improved bite, modulation, and release characteristics. It is ultra smooth and developed to reduce wheel locking at the end of a stop. Brake with confidence—brake with ultimate control and modulation. Typical applications: Ideal use for medium-low grip venues where control and modulation is at a premium. Racing venues where ABS systems is used. .11 can be used in a large spectrum of temperature ranges. 11’s wear is on a par with PFC’s legendary 01 compound. Virtually zero taper wear when raced in a properly designed race caliper
08 compound is one of PFC’s newest and has gained immediate favour in extended Endurance Sportscar, and GT racing due to its performance in applications where smooth initial bite is a must. 08 has a slight friction rise with temperature, excellent release and modulation characteristics. Very low disc wear, similar to 01. Despite its considerable performance, 08 has the lowest wear rate of all PFC compounds and can easily match the wear characteristics of the other competitor’s materials but with much higher bite.
12 compound is a new generation endurance friction – excellent bite with 24 hour durability in its DNA and superior disc conditioning. Developed from 08 compound with improved wear, modulation, and release characteristics. It is the ultimate in wear. The PFC .12 compound won its debut race – overall winner in the 2013 Daytona 24 Hours. There’s new endurance winner in the PFC arsenal. Typical applications: Ideal use for endurance and when long wear is at a premium. Racing venues where ABS systems is used. .12’s wear is at its optimum when disc temperature paints show 450-500°C operating temperatures but will operate at higher temperatures if called to. Virtually zero taper wear when raced in a properly-designed race caliper
14 compound – Lower friction and slightly less bite than the more aggressive PFC compounds. Higher thermal stability. For low grip applications and road tyres
Z-Rated .10/.11/.38 This compound has been designed for fast road / trackday applications. It gives more stopping power and increased fade resistance over the OE materials but retains the good qualities or the road pad i.e., low dusting and noise along with low wear rate.
• High performance compound, gained through competition pad developments
• Compound designed for low dusting qualities
• Several built in noise suppression technologies
• Excellent disc conditioning, giving even transfer layer on disc to reduce uneven pad deposits