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Saturday 23rd September
Geneva Motor Show

Brembo has created nine wild brake caliper designs

For when red calipers are just too mainstream

  • When your business is built on brakes and you’re already a market-leader, it can be difficult to remain in the news and attract attention. Brembo managed it more than 25 years ago when it introduced the red caliper, but since then it has gone about its business rather quietly and effectively.

    Well, quiet its Geneva collection of calipers were not. The nine designs are all inspired by fashion, design and art and provide what Brembo describes as “a journey of provocations, chromatic suggestions and graphic textures”. Riiiight.

    They won’t go into production, but who’s to say you couldn’t emulate your favourite at home?

    A word from us – please don’t emulate the leopard print. Do click on for more colourful brakey goodness though...

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  • Metallic paint not enough on your shiny new motor? Expect to see these glitter calipers on a celebrity-spec Range Rover soon enough.

  • This collection isn’t just for lovers of bling and all things chintz though – for those who want a look with a bit more heritage there’s the argyle calliper. The old chaps down at the golf club will be beside themselves with jealousy.

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  • If something is Instagram-worthy these days you can be pretty certain there’ll be camo involved somewhere. Brembo says this is painted in the colour of the year – Living Coral – for if you ever want to hide these at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Got yourself a brand-new performance EV and want to show off its sporty but green credentials? The nature caliper is for you, friend.

  • This vintage calliper is inspired by the shapes of the 70s. Pretty sure there were tablecloths that looked like this.

  • Fancy yourself as a DIY tattooist? Practising on your brake calipers rather than your own skin might be less permanent but we’d wager it’d be no less embarrassing.

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  • Inspired by the fluorescent rave scene of the 1990s and street artists of the same era is this - the liquorice allsorts caliper (not its official name).

  • The best of the bunch? This Keith Haring-esque design replicates the iconic artist’s pop art style. Who knew a brake caliper could be the perfect canvas?

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