Tarox Releases New Big Brake Kit for Golf GTi 7
After many months and miles of rigourous road and track testing, Italian braking expert Tarox has released details of its comprehensive new big brake kit for the new Golf GTI Mk7.
The kit has endured every kind of abuse on the firm’s own UK demonstrator, having gone through months of rig and dyno abuse at Tarox’s Italian factory and R&D centre. Having passed with flying colours, it is now available for sale. This kit has been custom-built and designed from the outset to be a bespoke fitment for this car. That means it perfectly fits within the OEM 18” wheel without spacers or any kind of adjustment.
Based around the well-proven 360mm two-piece discs, this new kit features an innovative 8-piston B360 caliper which can exert simply huge clamping forces while retaining superb feel and modulation. Each caliper is hewn from a solid aerospace aluminium billet, before being finished, anodised and hand-assembled. Each kit comes with the highly effective ‘Corsa’ pad upgrade ready fitted, which, while perfect for the road, can be used with great effect on track. As with all Tarox big brake kits, braided and coated competition quality brake lines and all brackets and hardware come in the kit, making it ready to fit.
The move to the new 8-pot caliper came after Tarox Italy recorded impressive base-line results from the OEM braking set-up. Tarox Managing Director, Valeria Taroni commented; “We knew that our current system works very well with the standard Golf GTI, but on driving the OE VW performance package I was surprised at how much the braking had improved from previous models. As a consequence we needed to carefully assess our components now that the bar had been raised. Our first job is data acquisition – plugging in monitors and sensors allow us evaluate the exact performance of the performance pack upgrade on the road and start to work on improving it further. Tests showed the Performance Pack car’s ability to handle greater braking forces when compared to the standard GTI. This lead to the decision to modify our B360 caliper from the usual 10 piston arrangement to 8, this gave us the opportunity to increase the size of the pistons ensuring our system delivers a substantial increase in braking power while keeping that pedal feel and sensitivity that people expect – and love – from Tarox.’’
This approach is entirely typical of the company’s approach to specifically tailor each new kit for the recipient model, rather than trying to make an existing kit ‘fit for purpose’. Just as a suspension or wheel company will undergo extensive research and make numerous calculations based on the car’s weight, power and intended use before designing a solution, Tarox approaches each new fitment in the very same way.
The Tarox Golf Mk7 Performance Pack Big Brake Kit will retail at £3000.00 including VAT.
For more details, or to place an order, please click to www.tarox.co.uk