PRI 2019: Endless Offers Carbon Ceramic Brakes For The Nissan GT-R

A heavyweight like the Nissan R35 GT-R is always going to have its share of braking issues on the circuit. At nearly 3,900 pounds, it requires massive anchors to stop hard consistently and without fade. Fortunately, as its advanced chassis and drivetrain help mask its heft, the GT-R is a veritable weapon on the circuit — when modified correctly. To address the need for braking performance, one of the most famous Japanese brake manufacturers has stepped in with a very intriguing new system.

Those familiar with the Japanese tuning scene are no doubt aware of Endless. The company caters to both the avid enthusiast and professional racing teams, and this new product is a reflection of its varied expertise. Endless’ Carbon Matrix Composites (CMC) brake rotors offer the hard-charging track rat the consistency and heat dissipation required to run full sessions at ten-tenths.

There is nothing quite like a super-polished caliper. It shows the attention to detail that Endless puts in its products.

These brakes are very similar to its NISMO-rebranded items used Super Taikyu racing, so these rotors are designed to withstand absurd temperatures. Additionally, they shave a good deal of weight from each corner — each 400mm rotor weighs in at just under 17 pounds, which makes it roughly eight-pounds lighter than a comparable steel rotor. With a big bruiser like the GT-R, every pound saved makes a difference — especially if it’s unsprung weight.

These two-piece bell housing rotors can shave a valuable eight pounds of unsprung weight per corner.

These CMC brakes are long-lasting and reasonably priced — much more so than carbon-ceramic brakes found on exotics. For a two-piece rotor that can give powerful, heavyset track cars the sort of repeatable stopping performance to put them on par with lighter machines, they’re a relative bargain.

Fortunately, since heavy, powerful cars are becoming more common, Endless can provide owners of vehicles with comparable stats with these carbon rotors. “In addition to the GT-R, our process makes it very easy to make custom rotors for any two-piece hat CAD file you can supply,” said Eric Cho, Sales Director for Endless.

Whether it be a Mustang or a Mercedes, lightweight CMC rotors are a real possibility. Endless can make it happen for you.

Don’t let the pretty color fool you; these pads will pull your cornea clear off your eyeball!

About the author

Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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