Brak­ing duel: rac­ing truck ver­sus Porsche GT3

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A brak­ing duel be­tween a rac­ing truck and a Porsche GT3 en­abled the brake prod­ucts from PE Au­to­mo­tive in Ger­many to demon­strate their per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The rac­ing truck with in­stalled PE brake com­po­nents was able to brake faster than the Porsche GT3.

The or­gan­is­ers of the brak­ing duel had asked the ques­tion: Is it pos­si­ble for a rac­ing truck to brake faster than a Porsche GT3? The ini­tial tech­ni­cal sit­u­a­tion could hardly be more dif­fer­ent.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 was fit­ted with high-per­for­mance brakes and ABS, weighs 1,430kg, and pro­duces 355kW. The rac­ing truck has a weight of 5,500kg and has 933kW, and doesn’t have ABS, but has PE brake com­po­nents. When it comes to brake tests, the Porsche is con­sid­ered the bench­mark amongsports cars.

Af­ter an ac­cli­ma­ti­sa­tion phase for the ve­hi­cles, the first com­par­i­son tests were car­ried out, with both ve­hi­cles driven by ex­pe­ri­enced rac­ing driv­ers with rac­ing li­cences.

The first test saw the rac­ing truck and the Porsche ap­proach the brak­ing line at 90 km/h ,and shortly af­ter­wards come to a stop, and you could see the sur­prise on the faces of all ob­servers: The truck braked faster and came to a stop half a car’s length be­hind the Porsche.

In the next test, the truck was also first to come to a stop. Af­ter sev­eral re­peats, the truck stopped ear­lier in four in­stances. In one in­stance, the driver of the rac­ing truck missed the right brak­ing point.

“The brake test was an im­pres­sive in­di­ca­tion of the high qual­ity and per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­i­ties of PE brak­ing com­po­nents,” said Chris­tian Fre­itag, PE man­ag­ing direc­tor.

See the video at http://ver­sus.pe.de PE Au­to­mo­tive is a fam­ily-owned com­pany which has been de­vel­op­ing and pro­duc­ing PE re­place­ment part so­lu­tions for all cur­rent com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle types in re­li­able orig­i­nal man­u­fac­tur­ing qual­ity since 1947.

Work­ing in con­junc­tion with part­ner work­shops, the op­ti­mi­sa­tion of re­pairs has the great­est pri­or­ity in the

devel­op­ment of new PE re­place­ment parts. As a re­sult,many PE prod­ucts bring about time and cost sav­ings.

PE is a lead­ing com­pe­tence in the mar­ket­ing and data anal­y­sis sec­tor and thus able to early and clearly iden­tify and de­velop rel­e­vant re­place­ment parts for the open re­place­ment part mar­ket.

PE prod­ucts dis­play their high qual­ity and per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­i­ties in truck rac­ing. PE con­stantly de­vel­ops and op­ti­mises PE se­rial prod­ucts in con­junc­tion with the reign­ing Euro­pean cham­pion team (Truck Sport Lutz Ber­nau). PE prod­ucts are used un­der the ex­treme con­di­tions of truck rac­ing with great suc­cess. In the mean­time, al­most all rac­ing truck in the FIA Euro­pean Truck Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship makes use of PE prod­ucts.

For more in­for­ma­tion see: www.pe.de

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