Pad Update: August 24, 2000
The Z06s that the press tested at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Track were not exactly pure production cars. The
Front Brake Pads were a special pad provided by GM Performance Parts (Part Number
12480154) which lists for $135.00. Corporate Member Dealer # VC001, Bruce Glueck Chevrolet, has agreed to sell these Performance Pads to
C5 Registry members for $113.40 plus shipping to you. Please contact Parts Manager
Ken Bassett at 1-904-792-1111. Please tell him you are with the C5 Registry. According to the GM Parts House, there are only 50 sets of these pads in stock at this time. Donít delay . . . order today!!!
GM Performance Parts has also come out with
Front Performance Rotors (Part Numbers left rotor 12480155 and right rotor 12480156). These
C5 Performance Rotors have a different metallurgy than stock C5 rotors. They are a thicker design - less prone to warping, checking or cracking. These rotors and brake pads allow the driver to handle the demands (especially heat) of racing better than stock parts.
As of this date, GM has the rotors in stock but they cannot be purchased prior to August 31. This is when they will be added to the dealer parts computer network.
The front brake pads are available for purchase now!
Remember Ė both the pads and rotors can be used an all
C5s, not just the Z06 model!
Both rotors and pads are for the front wheels only, as these wheels are responsible for most of the work during performance driving. We have been told that GM will be producing more Corvette Performance Parts in the near future.
One of these parts will be the "much sought after" 6.0 liter C5R racing block. We will try to give you a complete listing as soon as we receive it from GM.