Take the scorching dusty heat of Death Valley, or the sub-zero climes of northern Scandinavia. Extreme, but no match for Land Rover Genuine Brake Discs and Pads. After up to 12 months of meticulous design and development, we run a series of punishing tests on:
The most extreme temperature and weather conditions on Earth are used to measure and eradicate refinement issues, such as brake squeal and juddering.
Land Rover Genuine Brakes are run through the industry standard AMS Brake Fade test. After the test vehicle rapidly accelerates up to 100 kph, the brakes are applied as hard as possible until the vehicle comes to a stop. This procedure is repeated non-stop for 12 cycles to ensure that safe stopping performance is not compromised during the test.
Driving tests on winding mountain roads in the French Alps push disc and pad temperatures to over 500°C, with prolonged and strenuous breaking. Even under such extreme conditions, our brake pads and discs remain stable and steady.
All Land Rover Genuine Brakes are designed to handle a 'Chauffeur Stop', to ensure that the vehicle is capable of stopping smoothly at a variety of both high and low speeds. Furthermore, this capability helps provide secure and accessible deceleration, which the driver feels through the brake pedal.
The superior stopping ability of our brakes is demonstrated through a parking test. We ensure certain Land Rover vehicles are able to hold stationary on a steep 30° (58% gradient) incline, using only the Park Brake System.