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Powerbrake is a manufacturer and supplier of high performance and race braking components including discs (rotors), calipers, pads and stainless steel brake lines for cars, 4x4s and SUVs. Our trademark matched brake upgrade kits include braking components that have been extensively tested to provide maximum performance and durability on the vehicle in question. Our intensive on-car test program takes the guesswork out of brake upgrade purchases for our customers. We offer both standard diameter and big brake kits for a wide variety of vehicle platforms for both road and race use. Powerbrake race kits have proven themselves at the highest levels of professional motorsport and have been used to win numerous championships in our domestic and export markets.

 

Powerbrake is a manufacturer and supplier of high performance and race braking components including discs (rotors), calipers, pads and stainless steel brake lines for cars, 4x4s and SUVs. Our trademark matched brake upgrade kits include braking components that have been extensively tested to provide maximum performance and durability on the vehicle in question. Our intensive on-car test program takes the guesswork out of brake upgrade purchases for our customers. We offer both standard diameter and big brake kits for a wide variety of vehicle platforms for both road and race use. Powerbrake race kits have proven themselves at the highest levels of professional motorsport and have been used to win numerous championships in our domestic and export markets.

 

Latest Powerbrake News:

July 2014

Powerbrake equipped Castrol MINI JCW's take 2 race wins in East London

Powerbrake equipped Castrol MINI JCW's take two race wins at the East London round of the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car Championship. Lee Thompson took the victory in Race-1 while team mate, Mandla Mdakane, took the win in Race-2… moreĽ

July 2014

Powerbrake equipped BMW's take max points haul in East London

Johan Fourie (Alcohol Killer BMW 335i) had the perfect race weekend, taking pole position in Friday's qualifying session, winning both races and claiming the bonus points available for fastest lap in each race… moreĽ

June 2014

Powerbrake wins Pharaons Rally Egypt

Powerbrake equipped Toyota Hilux beats back a strong contingent of MINI's and Hummers to win the 2014 Pharaons Rally in Egypt. The rally formed the 5th round of the 2014 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup… moreĽ

April 2014

Yato Tools Toyota Etios wins S1600 Class at Sasol Rally 2014

Guy Botterill & Simon Vacy-Lyle take victory in the Super 1600 Class driving their Powerbrake equipped Toyota Etios R2 at the Sasol rally held in Mpumalanga during the 2nd weekend of April… moreĽ

April 2014

2014 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge "Super-Special" stage

Four Powerbrake-equipped cars finished in the top-10 (with two in the top-3) of the "super-special" opening stage. The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge forms Round-3 of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup… moreĽ

April 2014

Thompson in a class of his own driving his Powerbrake-equipped Castrol MINI JCW

Team Castrol MINI driver, Lee Thompson, was fastest in practice and took a convincing win in Race-1 during Round-2 of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship held last weekend at Killarney race circuit in Cape Town… moreĽ

April 2014

A win for Cronje & two podiums for Fourie

The team enjoyed a very successful 2nd round driving ADF Motorsport's Powerbrake-equipped BMW 335i F30 race cars  in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship held at Killarney in Cape Town on Saturday, 29 March 2014… moreĽ

March 2014

Cronje secures first and second place finishes in "Extreme Supercars" races

Anton Cronje secured a win and a second place finish in the "Extreme Supercars" races held last weekend at Zwartkops Raceway. In Race-1 on Friday. Anton had an excellent battle with the Viper of Charl Arrangies… moreĽ

March 2014

Powerbrake-equipped Porsche 911 RSR replica leads during its debut race

Franco Sribante's new Powerbrake equipped Porsche 911 RSR replica made its debut at Midvaal Raceway Historic Tour event on the 15th of March. The front and rear race brake system is a one-off custom setup manufactured for this car… moreĽ

March 2014

Powerbrake-equipped cars place 1st & 3rd in the Italian Baja 2014

Cars running PB62I Rally-Raid calipers dominated the podium at the Italian Baja this past weekend. The event was the second round of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup… moreĽ

March 2014

Powerbrake-equipped Toyota Etios R2 wins Super 1600 Class

Guy Botterill & Simon Vacy-Lyle drive their Powerbrake equipped Toyota Etios R2 to a decisive victory in the Super 1600 class during the 2014 Tour Natal National Rally this past weekend… moreĽ

March 2014

BMW Motorsport SA - Round 1 Bridgestone Production Car Championship 2014

Johan Fourie marked the start of his 2nd year with the ADF Motorsport team with a typically gutsy and assertive drive in the BMW M Performance Parts 335i to third place in class A in the opening round of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship… moreĽ

March 2014

Team Castrol MINI: Round 1 Bridgestone Production Car Championship 2014

The Castrol MINI John Cooper Works team of Lee Thompson and new team-mate Ryan Rhode sounded a clear warning that they will be formidable contenders in the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car Class T Championship… moreĽ

February 2014

Powerbrake PB62I Rally-Raid calipers win Baja Russia 2014

Cars running Powerbrake PB62I rally-raid calipers finished in 1st and 3rd places during the opening round of the 2014 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup held in the Northern Forest regions of Russia… moreĽ

February 2014

Scoobyfest 2014 - Zwartkops Raceway

Some nice images of customers running Powerbrake brake upgrades, taken at Scoobyfest at Zwartkops Raceway on 8 Feb 2014. The event was organized by the Subaru Owners Club South Africa (SOCSA)… moreĽ

January 2014

Teams running Powerbrake - Dakar 2014 - final results

Powerbrake would like to thank the teams, drivers and service crews that ran our race calipers and discs as well as Endless race pads & fluid supplied by us during Dakar Rally 2014. Click for the final results and a collection of our favorite images of teams running our products… moreĽ

December 2013

Giannoccaro finishes 2013 BMW CCG Championship in 1st place in A-Class

Powerbrake customer, Gianni Giannoccaro, finished the 2013 BMW CCG Championship with a 1st place in A-Class and 2nd in the overall standings. The car runs our PB62E (6-piston) / 350x34mm front big brake kit… moreĽ

November 2013

Rinus Plomp finishes 2013 SilverCup season with an overall win in P-Class

Powerbrake customer Rinus Plomp on his way to finishing the 2013 SilverCup race season with an overall win in P-Class and a 3rd position in the overall championship standings… moreĽ

November 2013

Ben Morgenrood wins 2013 Sports and GT Championship running Endless race pads

Ben switched to Endless race pads in April this year. Powerbrake recommended Endless S33O front and Endless ME20 rear race pads for optimum brake balance. Ben completed the rest of the season on a single set of Endless race pads and was very complimentary about the brake performance… moreĽ

November 2013

Jacques Joubert drives his Golf 6 GTi to 3rd place running Powerbrake and Endless

Jaques Joubert drove his Indy Oil sponsored Golf 6 GTi to 3rd place overall in the competitive Bridgestone Production Car Class-T championship. His car runs a Powerbrake PB42I big brake kit up front and Endless race pads and brake fluid all round… moreĽ

November 2013

Press release: Destruction brake testing with Toyota Motorsport

Powerbrake recently spent a few days with Toyota Motorsport completing a destruction brake test as part of their testing leading up to Dakar 2014. Various disc designs (from various manufacturers around the world) were tested in conjunction with Powerbrake's PB62I rally-raid calipers… moreĽ

November 2013

Powerbrake-equipped CASTROL MINI John Cooper Works cars finish 1st & 2nd in final race of the season

The factory Castrol MINI John Cooper Works team of Lee Thompson and Gavin Cronje finished a successful season with a convincing 1-2 finish in Class-T in the final race of the Bridgestone South African National Production Car Championship… moreĽ

November 2013

BMW wins all 3 races at the Kyalami season finale running Endless race pads

BMW emerged the dominant force in the final round of the Bridgestone South African Production Car Championship at Kyalami on Saturday with wins in each of the day's three class A races for the BMW 335i M Performance Parts cars of former champions Etienne van der Linde and Johan Fourie… moreĽ

July 2013

Video: Powerbrake track test BMW 135i E82 front & rear Big Brake Kit

Video showing Powerbrake track-testing our newly developed front & rear big brake kits for the BMW 135i E82. This kit offers dramatically improved thermal capacity and is designed to fit under many 17" track wheels allowing track day enthusiasts to run more cost effect 17" tyres… moreĽ

July 2013

Video: Dakar Hilux on the rally stage at Goodwood 2013

Roof-cam footage of Giniel De Villiers driving his Toyota Hilux Dakar car through the forest rally stage at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. This clip gives a good idea of the speeds reached through the tight forest stage as well as how hard the Powerbrake calipers & Endless pads have to work to slow the 2,5 ton beast… moreĽ

July 2013

Video: Inside the Dakar Hilux with Giniel de Villiers at Goodwood 2013

On-board video footage with Giniel De Villiers in the Hallspeed / Imperial Toyota Hilux Dakar car. The car runs Powerbrake PB62I Rally-Raid calipers and Endless race pads. This footage was taken on the rally stage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013. Giniel was named "Best Driver" based on his "brutal rally stage driving"… moreĽ

June 2013

Top privateer teams run Powerbrake / Endless in Toyota 1000 Desert Race

This weekend saw the running of the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana. The Toyota 1000 is the premier Cross Country Race event in Southern Africa. The top finishing privateer teams, who finished in 5th & 6th positions behind the factory Ford and Toyota teams, were both running Powerbrake discs and Endless race pads… moreĽ

June 2013

Powerbrake's new Long-Life Performance & Ultra-Performance 4x4 brake upgrade kits

In addition to our popular All Terrain Series brake upgrade kits, we have launched two new kit offerings for most popular 4x4 applications. These new kits are the result of a 5-year development program and bring some really cutting-edge new technology to the 4x4 brake upgrade market… moreĽ

June 2013

Teams running Endless race pads excel at 2013 NŁrburgring 24 hour race

Of the 177 entries this year, 40 teams ran Endless products. The top-20 finishers were all running Endless race pads. The Porsche of Manthey Racing #18 won the SP7 class. The top two finishers in the SP3T class were also running Endless… moreĽ

June 2013

Video: A lap of the Durban Street Race Circuit

The opening lap of the first race of the 2013 Top Gear Festival Durban Street Race with Johan Fourie in his Afrox / Pirtek BMW 335i … moreĽ

June 2013

Jacques Joubert takes 2nd overall in Durban with Powerbrake

Indy Oil Golf 6 GTi driver, Jacques Joubert, had a successful weekend during the Durban street race at round 5 of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship. After qualifying 3rd, Jacques consolidated with a 3rd and a 2nd place finish… moreĽ

June 2013

BMW's Etiennne vd Linde takes 3rd overall in Durban on Endless

Former champion Etienne van der Linde was happy to emerge from round five of the Bridgestone South African Production Car Championship in Durban on Sunday with an undamaged Team Afrox BMW 335i and third place overall for the day… moreĽ

June 2013

Castrol MINI's Cronje takes back-to-back wins in Durban on Powerbrake

Gavin Cronje strengthened his lead in Class-T of the Bridgestone South African Production Car Championship in round five in Durban on Sunday with back-to-back wins in his Castrol MINI John Cooper Works… moreĽ

June 2013

Thilo Himmel / Armand du Toit take class win on Powerbrake

Congratulations to Thilo Himmel and Armand du Toit, who took the S1600 class win at the 2013 Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally, racing on Powerbrake PB42M brake system and Endless race pads… moreĽ

May 2013

Team SASOL Subaru test Powerbrake race brake system at Zwartkops

The SASOL Subaru team used Round 4 of the Bridgestone Production Car series to test a new Powerbrake race brake system and Endless race pads on Richard Pinard's A Class Subaru WRX STi… moreĽ

May 2013

Team AFROX BMW take overall victory on Endless race pads

Team AFROX BMW Motorsport's Etienne vd Linde takes pole position and the overall win for the day at Zwartkops during Round 4 of the Bridgestone Production Car championship - running Endless race pads… moreĽ

May 2013

Indy Oil Golf 6 GTi moves to Powerbrake race brake system

The Indy Oil team decided to move one of their Golf 6 GTi T Class Production Cars to a Powerbrake PB42I / 330x32mm race brake system for Round 4 of the Bridgestone Production Car race series. Driver, Jaques Joubert, was extremely happy with  improved brake performance and fade resistance during the race weekend… moreĽ

May 2013

Castrol MINI John Cooper Works team excels on Powerbrake

After showing excellent pace in a recent test session after moving to Powerbrake, the Castrol MINI JCW team looked strong going into Round 4 of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship at Zwartkops race way. Lee Thompson qualified on pole position, with team mate, Gavin Cronje, qualifying 3rd on the grid… moreĽ

April 2013

JEM Sport Toyota Etios Super 1600 excels on Powerbrake

The new Toyota Etios Super 1600 rally cars, developed by JEM Sport in Johannesburg, will be built with Powerbrake PB42M brake systems up front and running Endless race pads. Talented young driver, Thilo Himmel, and navigator, Armand du Toit, finished 2nd in class, running the Powerbrake brake system for the first time, in the SASOL Rally… moreĽ

April 2013

Team Castrol MINI John Cooper Works moves to Powerbrake

Team Castrol MINI John Cooper Works has made the decision to run Powerbrake race brake systems moving forward. Both their T-Class MINI JCW race cars will be running Powerbrake's PB44L / 330x32mm race kits - matched to Endless race pads… moreĽ

March 2013

Video: On-board laps with MINI T-Class team driver, Lee Thompson

Powerbrake has been selected as brake supplier to the two MINI Cooper S JCW T-Class Production Cars run by ADF Motorsport.  In this video, team driver Lee Thompson, takes a Powebrake staff member for a few laps around the Midvaal race track during a recent brake test… moreĽ

November 2012

SOCSA members Hay and Widdop triumph at the 2012 SA Earthworks All Tar Rally

Powerbrake customers Wayne Hay and Russell Widdop put in an excellent performance in their Subaru STi at the SA Earthworks All Tar Rally, winning 7 of the 10 stages and placing 2nd in the remaining 3 stages… moreĽ

October 2012

NEW RELEASE: Powerbrake - All Terrain Series - Brake Upgrade Kits - VW Amarok

Powerbrake has just added the VW Amarok platform to our well-known range of All Terrain Series brake upgrade kits. These kits are ideal for Amarok owners that want to improve brake performance, fade resistance and wear life - especially when carrying extra weight or towing… moreĽ

October 2012

NEW RELEASE: Powerbrake - All Terrain Series - Brake Upgrade Kits - Jeep Wrangler JK

Powerbrake releases its All Terrain series brake upgrade kit for the Jeep Wrangler JK. These kits are ideal for Jeep Wrangler JK owners that want to improve brake performance and fade resistance especially when running large wheel / tyre combinations, carrying extra weight or towing… moreĽ

July 2012

Video: On-board with Giniel de Villiers during Namib testing in Dakar Hilux

On-board video with Giniel de Villers during testing in the Namib desert. The video shows high-speed open sections, thicker sand sections and some high-speed jumps. You'll get a real idea of the speed that the Dakar Hilux can reach in open sand sections… moreĽ

June 2012

Monster Energy Drink / DC Shoes Ford Fiesta triumphs in gymkhana

Powerbrake’s PB42E / 330x32mm Club-Spec big brake kit is used by the Monster Energy / DC Shoes Ford Fiesta team to beat far more powerful cars in a recent invitation-only gymkhana held at Ford Motor Company’s head office in Pretoria… moreĽ

March 2012

Video: Dutch team Van Merksteijn Racing places 2nd in the Italian Baja

Video showing great water splashes and jumps as Powerbrake users Peter van Merksteijn Sr. and navigator Eddy Chevaillier lead the Italian Baja (part of the FIA Cross Country World Cup) in their Hallspeed / Overdrive Toyota Hilux until gearbox issues see them finishing 2nd  … moreĽ

February 2012

Powerbrake customers excel in the 2012 Dakar

Powerbrake’s PB62I rally-raid calipers and GT-series race discs are used by the Hallspeed / Toyota Motorsport / Overdrive team to achieve a podium finish in the “Toughest Race on Earth” … moreĽ

January 2012

Imperial Toyota Dakar Team 2012 Preview Video

The Imperial Toyota Dakar Team is set to take on 9000 km's of the toughest race conditions in the world. Drivers Giniel De Villers and Duncan Vos will take the fight to some big name factory teams in the newly developed Toyota Hilux Dakar machine. The race Hilux was developed by Hallspeed / Toyota Motorsport SA and could pose a real threat to the big factory outfits during the 2012 event. The Toyota's will be running Powerbrake PB62I 6-piston billet rally-raid calipers… moreĽ

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