news_vmaxxxxLauded as one of the finest handling mass-market cars of all time, the Mazda MX-5 was nothing short of a revelation when launched onto an unsuspecting public a little over a quarter of a century ago. Now one of the darlings of both the tuned and track car communities, the MX-5 is well supplied by the aftermarket, though V-Maxx’s latest Big Brake offering is certainly one of the most complete offerings currently available, and one that will fit both Mk1 (NA) and Mk2 (NB) models.

The heart of V-Maxx’s MX-5 Big Brake kit are the calipers, beautifully designed and engineered four-piston examples that will look perfectly at home on any first or second generation MX-5. Made from a specially developed grade of aluminium that’s both lightweight and incredibly tough, the calipers are the result of many months of painstaking development, and can be relied upon to haul even the hardest charging of Roadsters to a halt in a controlled, drama-free manner.

The Big Brake kit includes a pair of equally well developed discs, an impressive 290mm in diameter and with a two-piece construction. Grooved for exemplary cooling properties, the discs are constructed from high carbon steel and feature incredibly lightweight, fully-floating aluminium hubs. Not only does this mean that V-Maxx discs function more effectively than their OEM-equivalents, it means that they can be counted upon to perform for extended periods of time, and all without fading, glazing or failing.

Those seeking further reassurance as to the quality of the kit and its components will no doubt be pleased to learn that it’s fully TUV approved, while the high friction pads also included are perfectly suited to both track and fast road use.

Each V-Maxx Big Brake kit ships with adaptors to enable easy fitment to the original rubber brake hoses, while those seeking even better braking performance can specify their kit with V-Maxx Steelflex stainless steel brake lines with Teflon/PTFE inner tubing.

Simple to install, keenly priced and all backed up by one of the world’s leading chassis experts, the new Big Brake kit from V-Maxx will make a fine addition to any Mk1 or Mk2 Mazda MX-5, no matter whether it’s a dedicated track car, a weekend road toy or something in between.


20 MA290 01 (without brake lines): £949

20 MA290 01X (with Steelflex lines): £999

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