What Happens When You Run Out of Brakes

Ever wondered what happens you you don’t change your brake pads when these wear off? No, not the kind of delay that causes some damage to your rotors - let’s take things beyond that point.
The adjacent video shows us what happens when you abuse your disc brakes to destruction. This is a severe case of unintended acceleration. The pads are long gone and when the driver keeps accelerating and braking at the same time - the car is up on a jack, with the right front wheel removed, so we can clearly see what’s going on.

First, we get some smoke, then the rotor turns red and finally.... we’ll let you watch the video to see what’s going on.

PS: this wouldn’t be possible, but it would be fun to see the use of the front brakes act as a limited slip differential and cause the wheel on the ground to gain some traction...
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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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