CL RC5+ Front


Carbon Lorraine Brakes - Sintered Metal Pads

About Carbon Lorraine Pads

Carbone Lorraine pads offer a consistent high friction coefficient, excellent bite from cold, no fading and need no involved bedding in procedure. The full metallic low wear material creates a full metal to metal link to the back plate with no glue used, providing security to 1000 Degree C.

When combined with the carbon graphite solid lubricant, the material offers outstanding performance whilst also being kind to discs.

Use Carbone Lorraine Pads for Safety....

Stable under extremes of temperature, from ice and snow films to 1000 Degree C.

Sintered metal does not burn and the material is not glued to the back plate, it is brazed creating the mechanical strength of welding.

Use Carbone Lorraine pads to save money and time....

They are simple to bed in and work from cold.

Metal is harder than plastic resin pads and therefore wears less; Carbon saves the disc by providing the required lubrication.

No material is transferred to the disc or from the disc to the pad.


What leading Elise Trophy driver Chris Randall has to say:

“Having been a staunch supporter of Pagid for many years I was reticent to try this new pad from Carbon Lorraine but the very first time I tested the pad I was blown away by the performance and feel through the pedal.  In the LOTRDC series we run on Yokohama A048 tyres, these tyres combined with conventional pads make the feel through the pedal very poor.  This makes it hard for the driver to find an accurate and consistent braking point.  

With the Carbon Lorraine pad, feel is transformed due to the way the metal compound of the pad is constructed.  Unlike a resin based pad these pads completely resist fade and their performance remains consistent up to 1000 degrees.  The other big advantage is the performance of the pad from cold, completely removing the need to work the brake pedal on your warm up lap in order to have brake temperature when the green light goes on.

On the Lotus Elise chassis I race the piston sizes of the front and rear calipers are miss-matched, causing too much brake force applied to the front tyres and not enough to the rear.  Using the excellent variety of compounds produced by Carbon Lorraine we have been able to increase friction between the rear disc and pad to rectify the brake imbalance problem.  The beauty of the sintered technology means that we can have pads at opposite ends of the car with different friction levels but near identical characteristics which is something we have never been able to achieve with resin based pads.”



  • Terrific bite from cold, a big plus cold weather and on race starts
  • Much improved feel through the pedal, very important with A048 tyres
  • No fade at consistent performance up to 1000 degrees giving the driver incredible confidence in the brakes
  • Excellent wear characteristics meaning great value and perfect for endurance racing
  • Compounds matched by Hofmann’s to balance out the poor front/rear brake performance, which is problem with the standard Lotus Elise brake system