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Porsche contracts brembo for the "Porsche" branded calipers, am I correct?
If so, He already has a brembo system. The calipers are great, keep them and change the rotors and pads.

The carbon technology is theoretically sound, as Formula 1 cars, RS Spyders, and other high-end race cars use it. Carbon-ceramic rotors weigh less and withstand heat better, but they must be at the high race track temperature or they will not work right. Cool brakes are always the enemy of F1 teams- they cause excessive wear, squeaking, and longer stopping distances, all of which has been established in this thread. The carbon has its place but that is not for autocross or tarmac rallying where brakes are not heat cycled rhythmically around a race track. If the temperature of the brakes is "low"-less than very hot- metal works better than carbon. It expands and heats quickly to accommodate dynamic temperatures and has a better initial "bite".

This is just my (long-winded) opinion, anyway
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