Braking System

Here at E-Type UK, our reputation as a renowned E-Type specialist is the result of years of expert knowledge and extensive experience in Jaguar E-Type restoration, upgrades and more. 

Alongside our expertise, we are also passionate about the iconic E-Type, so we understand that for many, the restoration of Jaguar E-Types should respect the model’s original specifications. 

However, as a model from an older era, the E-Type’s original specification is not designed for modern driving and can ultimately interfere with your driving experience.

Our Jaguar E-Type upgrades act as the perfect solution, providing you with an enjoyable driving experience without impacting the character and heritage of the iconic E-Type.

E-Type Upgrades - Bespoke Braking System

In 1961, when the ground-breaking E-Type was launched, it featured a Kelsey-Hayes braking system which leveraged a Dunlop brake caliper. While this was the pinnacle of pioneering brake technology at the time, the brakes would experience a brake fade when hot, resulting in limited or a complete lack of braking power.

Due to this, Jaguar offered a competition brake disc upgrade which took advantage of larger calipers that were fitted to the Jaguar Mk IX. This was adopted for racing and is allowed for FIA compliance today.

With the release of the Series 2 E-Type, improvements were made, one of which included the addition of a more conventional servo-assisted braking system. The Series 2 represented the first upgrade to the caliper as it transitioned from a single piston to a 3-piston Girling front caliper.

Today, there are several options to choose from when it comes to upgrading your E-Type brake system including the traditional upgrade, individual component upgrades, right through to a full brake system renovation.

E-Type UK is proud to be able to offer our clients the option of a traditional single piston or 3-piston brake set up, a suitable solution for your E-Type whether looking for road or race preparation.

Alternatively, we can offer a fully upgraded lightweight 4-piston or 6-piston brake caliper with a choice of vented, cross-drilled or standard discs, fitted with modern compound brake pads.

Thanks to our mastery in E-Type upgrades, we ensure that the upgraded braking system keeps within the E-Type’s quintessential aesthetic while providing you with the braking power required for a smooth and safe driving experience.

Please note that our bespoke E-Type brake upgrades are offered to our clients exclusively as a fitted option.

After more?

Not quite got your fill of E-Type upgrades?

The bespoke brake system upgrade is even better when paired with our ITG performance air filter upgrade. Designed to provide increased airflow to the Series 1 Jaguar E-Type, the ITG performance air filter is perfect for reaching your engine’s full power potential.

If you’re on the hunt for something a little more unique, we also offer bespoke builds and upgrades for your E-Type, ideal for helping you stand out from the crowd.

If you wish to discuss the right brake option for your E-Type, any of the other upgrades that we offer or have any other questions, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.

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