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  1. Automotive Industry & GM News
    For all of our talk about 0-60 times, equine strength, and turning force, we often miss that other most important of performance statistics. And it's arguably the most relevant to the real world: braking distances. Fortunately, Car and Driver has taken the time to collate some data and make a...
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    What's up with that tuned car in traffic beside me today? It's got a racing seat, sounds like a big turbo, and it's got some pretty serious aero bits. But the brakes are squealing like it hasn't seen service in 30 years. The owner of that fancy fast car wouldn't let their brakes get that bad...
  3. Automotive Industry & GM News
    General Motors has recalled over 210,000 late-model sedans and crossovers in the U.S. and over 19,000 north of the border after discovering the potential for a braking issue. The automaker blames the issue on rear brake calipers supplied by ZF, which can also be found on vehicles built by...
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    Go check out the brake rotors on that cool exotic or big performance SUV. Check out all those little tiny holes in them. It's called cross drilling. The holes are supposed to make you stop faster, look more handsome, and leap over tall buildings in a single bound. But how do they work? And more...
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    You'll often hear automakers talk about how they take what they learn at the track and from racing and apply it to their road cars. "What does knowing the ins and outs of a Formula 1 car have to do with engineering and designing my commuter car?" you might ask, and the Italian stopping experts...
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