The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest sports cars in the world. It has a massive engine and lots of aerodynamics to help it drive fast and turn quickly. When all the road is gone, the beast of a car does need to slow down.
This is where the brakes come in and they are just as high tech as the engine. Bugatti is using a 3D printing technique to print the brake calipers for the Chiron using titanium. The material is light weight and strong making it perfect for brake hardware.
The calipers are 8-piston units and have a crazy shape to them that is in part to eliminate any extra weight to make them lighter. The 3D printing and titanium material shave weight compared to aluminum because there is less material. The older Chiron cars did use aluminum calipers, but new version will move to the lighter titanium parts.
via AutoblogFiled Under: Auto News