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For more than 25 years, Hawk Performance has been finding fractions of seconds on the racetrack and channeling that knowledge into their braking products. After all, powerful and reliable braking for your daily drive is about much more than bringing home a trophy. V-Sport is your official Hawk Performance distributor in Australia, please contact us for all products including brake pads and discs. Can’t find what you’re looking for on the site? Contact us to make it happen.

 

— Choosing Your High-Performance Street Compound —

Street Compounds

Clean, quiet and quick stopping power with uncompromising performance.

  • Extremely Quiet
  • Ultra-low Dust
  • Improved Stopping Power
  • Extended Pad Life
  • Gentle on Rotors
  • Stable Friction Output

Low Dust, Low Noise
Hawk understands that the needs of today’s ceramic brake pads users and has specifically formulated our composite material to meet – and beat – the stringent low noise, ultra-low dust performance standards they have set. Engineered to reduce brake NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness), Performance Ceramic is a premium disc brake pad that delivers excellent performance mile after mile.

Providing a linear friction profile that allows your vehicle’s ABS system to operate most effectively, our unique compound has the advantage of never sacrificing power to achieve traditional ceramic pad attributes. With Hawk’s PC, you can expect reduced brake pad wear, longer rotor life and our quietest ride ever.

When it comes to performance braking for street vehicles, there is no equal.

  • Greate Rotor & Pad Wear Life
  • 35-260°C Operating Temperature
  • Smooth & Predictable Control
  • Increased Performance Over OE Brake Pads
  • Virtually Noise-Free
  • Consistent Brake Release Characteristics

Superior stopping power for the street.
HPS disc brake pads are world-renowned for increasing stopping power on your street vehicles. Hawk Performance’s engineers developed the HOPS compound by blending the safety and quality aspects of Aerospace design with braking technology derived from Motorsport. The result is a unique Ferro-Carbon brake compound that delivers significant advantages of increased stopping power, extended pad/rotor life and low-dust properties for street applications.

Our high performance street compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock brake pads and can provide you 20-40% more stopping power, with higher resistance to brake fade than standard replacement pads.

The Premium Replacement for American muscle cars, European touring sedans and Tuners.

  • Aggressive Torque
  • Greate Rotor & Pad Wear Life
  • 35-400°C Operating Temperature
  • Smooth & Predictable Control
  • Designs to Deliver Deceleration Rates
  • Smooth Braking Feel
  • Consistent Brake Release Characteristics

Hit the Rev Limiter
For years, engine builders have been pushing motors to the limits of their ability, and at Hawk Performance, we’re closer than ever to pushing the ABS Rev Limiter to it’s limits. High Performance Street 5.0 pads give your vehicle the greatest stopping power and pedal feel without compromising ABS.

HPS 5.0 is a Ferro-Carbon compound that provides advanced braking characteristics to enhance the driving experience. This compound combines the safety and quality of aerospace design with the braking technology of motorsports. The results are shorter stopping distances, improved performance under heavy braking conditions, and street car friendly characteristics.

For Autocross, Solo II and Track Day Events

  • Low-to-Mid Temperature Range
  • Fade Resistant
  • Smooth and Predictable Torque
  • Ideal for Autocross & Club Racing Events

From the Track to the Garage.
Hawk Performance’s HP Plus brake pad is ideal for Autocross and Track Day drivers looking for a high performance race compound that can take the heat of the track and still get them home safely.

HP Plus utilises a unique Ferro-Carbon, high-tech friction material that was developed and manufactured specifically for Autocross, Solo and Track Day applications. This formulation offers lower wear rates and higher torque values than other friction materials. Wide and linear torque makes HP Plus the perfect upgrade over stock pads for high performance street cars that are subjected to racing-style heavy braking.

Providing the edge over the competition.

  • Controllable Torque
  • Great Rotor & Pad Wear Life
  • 35-650°C Operating Temperatures
  • Smooth Feel & Bite
  • Excellent Brake Rotor Wear
  • Consistent Brake Release Characteristics

The Master of Faster.
Using decades of engineering data from their racing programs, the Hawk Performance team cross-engineered the Street/Race compound as the ultimate high-performance street brake pad.

Perfect for performance drivers who use their street cars for Autocross, Open Track and Time-Trial racing, High Performance Street/Race pads feature a unique Ferro-Carbon compound that improves vehicle handling, driver confidence, and overall safety. Street/Race performs flawlessly at operating temperatures of 35-650°C, offering superior torque while providing consistent braking characteristics and great pedal feel.

A better way to stop your light and full-size trucks, vans and SUVs.

  • Strong & Balanced Initial Bite – Hot or Cold
  • Ferro-Carbon Friction
  • Low Torque
  • Greater Fade Resistance
  • Low Dust Output
  • Excellent Pad & Rotor Life

Bigger Wheels. Bigger Brakes.
We understand that traditional car brake pad technology just doesn’t cut it on today’s trucks. This is especially true for heavily loaded trucks and vehicles used in moderate towing. Our LTS / Light Truck and SUV disc brake compound dramatically improves your vehicle’s stopping power and fade resistance and outlasts the competition in terms of rotor pad and wear.

Ideal for a broad range of import and domestic vehicles, LTS provides superior stopping power and longer pad life without excessive noise and dust. Engineered by truck brake pad experts, the Ferro-Carbon friction material of LTS is the optimal pad choice for light duty trucks, all classes of SUVs and vans up to 1 ton, and provides 20-40% more stopping power over stock replacement pads.

High fade resistance, with superior high temperature, high inertia capabilities.

  • Engineered from technology used in heavy-duty on/off highway and military applications
  • Extremely high coefficient of friction and fade resistance
  • Recommended for professional fleets (greater than 1 tonne) and light trucks towing excessive payloads

For Extreme Payloads.
For over 25 years, Hawk Performance has developed friction solutions for some of the largest trucks on the planet. Our products are used by both OE and aftermarket companies servicing the mining, construction, military, and commercial truck markets and Hawk’s SuperDuty compound features that same high performance, severe-duty friction technology.

The unique Ferro-Carbon material in SD disc brake pads delivers extremely high fade resistance, with superior high-temperature rotor and brake pad wear. This compound has been engineered for Class 2 and higher, on-highway commercial grade vehicles.

This product is not recommended for personal or recreational trucks and SUVs.

Motorsport Compounds

For Autocross, Solo II and Track Day Events

  • Low-to-Mid Temperature Range
  • Fade Resistant
  • Smooth and Predictable Torque
  • Ideal for Autocross & Club Racing Events

From the Track to the Garage.
Hawk Performance’s HP Plus brake pad is ideal for Autocross and Track Day drivers looking for a high performance race compound that can take the heat of the track and still get them home safely.

HP Plus utilises a unique Ferro-Carbon, high-tech friction material that was developed and manufactured specifically for Autocross, Solo and Track Day applications. This formulation offers lower wear rates and higher torque values than other friction materials. Wide and linear torque makes HP Plus the perfect upgrade over stock pads for high performance street cars that are subjected to racing-style heavy braking.

Dominate the Competition.

  • Increased Mid-Mu Characteristics
  • Intermediate Initial Bite
  • Optimal Working Temperature 175-425°C

Designed as an entry level endurance compound, there’s nothing second-string about Hawk’s Blue 42 race compound. Easier to be in and delivering excellent pad and rotor life, Blue 42 is a medium torque pad developed specifically for Road, Rally, and Circle Track racing.

Road Racing Will Never Be The Same.

  • Good static and dynamic coefficient of friction
  • High torque
  • 260-600°C Working Temperature Range
  • Excellent modulation characteristics

For linear in-braking a medium temperature range, look no further than HT-10. It delivers smooth, controllable initial bite and consistent pedal feel. It’s no wonder Hawk’s legacy friction products have become the choice of champions.

Dirt Circle Superiority.

  • Consistent, Smooth Braking
  • 35-425°C Optimal Working Temp
  • Medium Torque
  • Good Cold Effectiveness

DTC-30 is a controllable torque, multi-purpose compound, proven effective in a range of series. It delivers superior release characteristics and smooth pedal feel and initial bite for dirt and circle tracks, NASCAR modified, drag racing, trophy trucks, pro buggies and more.

The only solution when racers demand tremendous stopping power with industry leading bite.

  • Very High Torque with Aggressive Initial Bite
  • Excellent Modulation and Release Characteristics
  • High Temperature Fade Resistance
  • Designed for High Deceleration Rates
  • Ideal for: Open Wheel/Formula, Sports Car/GT, Trophy Truck, Class 1/Class 10 Off-road.

Hawk’s DTC-50 is what racers have been asking for: a pad that can be used as a split compound for tuning, and an endurance compound that can be used at the highest levels of racing. DTC-50 was developed through extensive testing, giving racers a pad that enhances our line of Dynamic Torque Control (DTC) products and bridges the temperature and brake torque range from our current DTC-30 to DTC-60 race pads.

This new compound offers consistent performance across a wide range of temperatures while providing very high torque and aggressive initial bite.

Tame Downforce and Deceleration.

  • Superior Release & Torque Control
  • 370-595°C Optimal Working Temperature
  • Very Low Abrasive Rotor Wear
  • Ideal for All Club Levels

Runing with extremely high deceleration rates and increased downforce poses different challenges, so Hawk designed DTC-60. Recommended with DTC-70 when split friction between axles is desired, it has excellent modulation and release characteristics.

Low Abrasion. High Performance.

  • High Performance High Torque Compound
  • 425-650°C Optimal Temperature Range
  • Superior Rotor & Pad Wear

DTC-70 was engineered with extremely high torque and highly aggressive initial bite for cars with high deceleration rates, with or without downforce. With superior release and control characteristics, it’s a winning race solution on its own or as split friction with DTC-60.

Specifically designed to meet the highest demands of sports car and circle track racing.

  • High Initial Bite
  • High Torque Level
  • Consistent Brake Torque Level Over Temperature Range
  • Consistent With Pressure at High Temperatures over 650°C
  • 260-930°C Operating Temperature Range
  • Superior Pad & Rotor Wear

Faster Lap Times. Higher Finishes.
Intended for the hardest braking circuits where the most demanding brake products are required, DTC-80 is a compound engineered for use on all circle track and road racing venues where a high torque, high temperature-resilient friction material is a must. With a formulated flat coefficient of friction at high temperature levels, DTC-80 provides consistent performance corner after corner.

Track tested and proven effective, this formulation offers lower wear rates and higher torque values than other competitive materials on the market today. The end results are better car control, more confident brake zone feel and stunningly predictable performance.

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