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Hawk Brakes

Street Compound descriptions and features

HPS - High Performance Street Features
Hawk Performance HPS compound provides advanced braking characteristics to enhance your driving experience. This unique compound combines the safety and quality of Aerospace design partnered with the braking technology of motorsports. Extremely low dust

High friction/torque hot or cold

Gentle on rotors

Virtually noise-free

Much improved braking over OE

Long extended pad life

HP PLUS - High Performance Street PLUS Race Worthy Features
Hawk Performance HP PLUS compound can take the heat at the Track and get you home safely without having to change your brake pads in and out. This compound was designed for the serious street and autocross enthusiast. Warning! Due to the dramatic friction levels produced by this product to achieve "race-level" braking; rotor wear, noise, dust, and pad wear may be increased. Extremely high friction output

Race worthy for autocross

Race worthy for club racing events

Elevated temperature resistance

HP SuperDuty – Automotive & Truck Super Duty Features
Hawk Performance SuperDuty material is our latest friction innovation utilizing advanced Aerospace Technology. This material is a unique blend of Organic, Carbon Fiber & Ceramic materials offering unmatched performance under severe high inertia applications. This material is ideal for heavy-duty truck fleets, large SUV’s and pickup trucks. Whether you’re a weekend warrior towing a boat, a bus driver delivering kids to school, or a fleet manager looking to improve cost per mile, HP SuperDuty provides the durability, safety and performance to meet or exceed your application needs. Stable friction output.

Extremely fade resistant.

Extended pad life.

Increased rotor life.

Much improved braking over OE.

Race Compound descriptions and features

Hawk Performance has utilized world class technology to develop and manufacture superior disc brake and clutch materials for the Automotive/Racing industry.

Hawk Performance products include Ferro-CarbonTM, CarboticTM, Carbon-Carbon and full metallic disc brakes and clutches. Hawk Performance's persistent development of racing friction will not only set new standards, but will also greatly enhance the quality, performance and integrity of your racing programs!

FERRO-CARBON TM Racing Friction

Ferro-CarbonTM is a unique, high-tech friction material developed and manufactured by Hawk Performance for the racing community. All Ferro-CarbonTM materials exhibit non-fade performance and have been evaluated up to and beyond 1,600 degrees F. Each material offers lower wear rates and higher torque values than all other competitive materials available on the market today.

Product Line
General Description
Optimal Temp Range
Very high torque with a smooth initial bite. Excellent linear torque to applied pressure relationship. Designed for cars with extremely high deceleration rates and limited down force. 300F - 1600F

149C -871C

NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch GN, Super Truck, Hooters Cup, V8 Star, ASA & ARCA.
Very high torque with aggressive initial bite. Excellent modulation and release characteristics. Designed for cars with extremely high deceleration rates and down force. Supercedes HT-12 material. 300F - 1600F

149C -871C

Open wheel formula cars, CART, Toyota Atlantic, F2000, F3000, Trans-Am, Porsche GT
High torque with a smooth initial bite. Excellent modulation, consistent pedal, good release characteristics. 300F -1600F

149C -871C

NASCAR, Busch Grand National, Super Truck, Hooter's Cup
High torque pad designed specifically for cars under 2800 lb. 400F - 1200F

204C - 649C

Asphalt circle track cars
BLUE 9012
Medium/High torque brake compound. Low pad and rotor wear with good brake modulation. 250F - 1000F

121C - 538C

Road racing and Rally applications where low to mid temperature effectiveness is critical
DR 97
Excellent static and dynamic coefficient of friction. Low pad and rotor wear. 100F - 900F

38C - 482C

Most severe levels of drag racing
Medium torque compound designed to be a good, all-purpose low-cost racing pad. 100F - 900F

38C - 482C

Dirt circle track, dune buggy, and light duty road racing applications


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