Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
Very few road race cars actually make 600hp........and I don't see the point of that much power anyway. As you've noted, stopping is the bigger priority. I'd move to 17's at minimum and use a 13in 2 piece rotor if you track the car much at all. 18's and 14in rotors would be even better.
FWIW: I road race a spec class that limits us to 17 in wheels (13in rotors) and 260 RWHP. A buddy runs a performance shop and has a 760 RWHP Shelby. When he first started coming to the track it killed him how far he'd pull away from me on the straights yet due to his stock Brembo brakes, and my ability to go very deep, I'd actually beat him into the corners. You can cover more ground at speed at the end of the straight than you can gain with horsepower at the beginning.
If racing is like sex.....why would you want it to only last 10 seconds. (road races last 25 to 45 minutes!)