Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has announced a Monster 6-piston Brake Upgrade for its beastly MAMMOTH 1000 – a RAM 1500 TRX with an improved 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 boasting 1,012 hp and 969 lb-ft of torque. The front axle upgrade includes massive 6-piston calipers that increase brake torque to reduce stopping distances, and oversized pads that reduce braking temperatures and increase service life.
The stock RAM TRX has 14.9-inch x 1.2-inch iron rotors (378mm x 30mm) and 2-piston pin-slider calipers on the front axle. The Hennessey Monster Brake Upgrade sees 6-piston heavy-duty calipers clamp onto new 14.8-inch x 1.65-inch (376mm x 42mm) iron rotors, which replace those fitted as standard. The new rotors are also 37 percent thicker than stock, providing 12 percent greater braking thermal capacity. The more powerful multi-piston braking system significantly shortens stopping distances, while the increased pad size delivers up to seven percent more available brake torque and decreases pad work rate by eight percent.
John Hennessey, company founder and CEO: “The factory brakes on the RAM TRX work well for the stock 700 horsepower truck, but our high horsepower MAMMOTH 1000 upgrade pushes them to the limit. This big brake kit is a must-have for the enthusiast who wants to complement increased power with additional braking capacity on- and off-road.”
Matching the rugged construction of the TRX MAMMOTH, the brake calipers are made from spheroidal graphite iron (ductile iron) to provide a high resistance to impact and fatigue. The material is plated in corrosion-resistant zinc, then finished with a bright red epoxy acrylic paint emblazoned with the HENNESSEY script. Other premium materials include forged billet aluminum and stainless steel. All pistons have wiper seals for dirt exclusion and the system is fully compatible with stock OE ABS and ESC systems.
The MAMMOTH Monster Brake Kit fits all MAMMOTH 1000 vehicles, regardless of wheel size (18-inch through 20-inch). It is available to order now directly from Hennessey by visiting HennesseyPerformance.com.