Porsche Yellow Brakes Vs. Red Brakes

by Darryl James

When people refer to the color of Porsche brakes, they are actually referring to the color of the calipers which serve as housing for the brake pads.


Porsche calipers come in yellow, red, black and titanium; each color has a specific significance. Black calipers are the base color for all models, and titanium calipers are on the "Cayenne S" model.


Yellow calipers signify the special, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes; these brakes are optional for the "Cayman," "911" and "Boxster" models. The carbon, fine-ceramic compound of the PCCB is lighter in weight -- and more resistant to high temperatures -- than traditional iron brakes.


Red calipers signify an "S" version of a particular Porsche model. The "S" stands for "Sport," and distinguishes the Sport version of a particular model. These models feature more horsepower and higher performance than standard models.

About the Author

Darryl James, a syndicated columnist and freelance writer in the Los Angeles area has written for more than 15 years for "New York Newsday," "Pittsburgh Courier," "The Los Angeles Sentinel," "Women's Wear Daily," "Apparel News," "Rap Sheet" and more. James has written books and has just finished his first screenplay.

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