Hawkish on Brakes

Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Jonas Paeplow
Are you looking for better stopping power, lower noise and dust, less pad and rotor wear? Then you need to get "Hawkish" about your brakes.

Hawk Performance brake pads have been successful in motorsports for almost 20 years. SCCA, NASA, CART and NASCAR are just a few of the many professional and amateur racing organizations worldwide whose participants use Hawk pads. This success helps Hawk Performance enjoy the benefits of the “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday,” philosophy. Hawk is one of few brake pad manufacturers that can deliver on the promise, “Race Proven – Street Legal.

Hawk Performance’s brake pads provide maximum stopping power without excess dust, noise and rotor overheating or uniformity issues. Superior stopping power coupled with low dust and noise is why I recommend Hawk Performance by name. 

If you want a great performance pad with more initial "bite" for street or occasional autocross use, but don't want to take a bite out of your rotors, look no further.


Hawk HPS Street PadsThe High Performance Street / HPS compound offers a higher coefficient of friction over stock brake pads and can provide you 20-40% more stopping power and higher resistance to brake fade than standard replacement pads. Less fade means you’ll have a highly durable brake pad with less brake dust.


HPS Street Features:

  • Increased stopping power
  • High friction/torque hot or cold
  • Gentle on rotors
  • Extended pad life
  • Low dust
  • Virtually noise-free
Do you consider yourself a spirited driver with a performance car that gives you great pleasure to drive? You want to get the most out of your brakes but you don't want to spend all of your time cleaning those nice wheels? I have one word for you, "Ceramic."

Performance Ceramic is engineered to reduce brake NVH (Noise, Vibration and Hawk Performance Ceramic PadsHarshness), creating a quieter performing brake pad. The ceramic brake pad formula has a linear friction profile that allows your ABS brake system to work more effectively. With Performance Ceramic you can expect reduced brake pad wear, lower dust output levels and a rotor-friendly brake pad, with better than O.E. stopping power.

Performance Ceramic Features:   
  • Increased stopping power
  • Increased rotor life
  • Extended pad life
  • Ultra-low dust
  • Extremely quiet
  • Stable friction output
If you autocross your car regularly or want an effective pad without high temp requirements for the occasional track day, then take a look at the HP Plus Race pads.

Hawk HP Plus brake padHP Plus utilizes a unique Ferro-Carbon, high-tech friction material that was developed and manufactured for sport driving in autocross, and “track day” applications. The pad formulation offers lower wear rates and higher torque values. Extremely high coefficient of friction makes HP Plus the perfect upgrade over stock for high performance cars used in autocross competition and applications that require or experience repetitive heavy braking.                                                    


HP Plus Features:

  • Extremely high friction output
  • Fade resistant
  • Perfect for autocross & club racing events


It's time to get Hawkish about your brakes with the "Hawk Advantage"

  • Quick warm-up with strong, balanced initial bite
  • 20-40% more stopping power over stock pads
  • Rotor friendly - will not shorten rotor life
  • Outlast stock brake pads
  • Superior fade resistance
  • Low dust properties
  • Whisper quiet performance

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