Volkswagen-owned Bugatti has shown off the latest advancements in braking technology using 3D printing.
Bugatti posted a video showing off a few tests with the new brake calipers, and it’s a sight to see.
In the controlled test, Bugatti cranks the speed of a simulated brake mechanism all the way to 375 km/h and then slows it down by using a 3D printed brake caliper.
Bugatti built the brake using an advanced method that involves lasers and titanium powder.
The company then heat treated it and used a milling machine to shape it.
The whole process takes approximately 66 hours to complete according to a Volkswagen Auto Group press release.
Since the process is so time-consuming, it’s unlikely that regular cars will use this type of brake.
Bugatti works with a performance-first mindset, so the lightweight 3D-printed calipers are worth it.