When people refer to the colour of Porsche brakes, they are actually referring to the colour of the calipers which serve as housing for the brake pads.
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Porsche calipers come in yellow, red, black and titanium; each colour has a specific significance. Black calipers are the base colour for all models, and titanium calipers are on the "Cayenne S" model.
Yellow calipers signify the special, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes; these brakes are optional for the "Cayman," "911" and "Boxster" models. The carbon, fine-ceramic compound of the PCCB is lighter in weight -- and more resistant to high temperatures -- than traditional iron brakes.
Red calipers signify an "S" version of a particular Porsche model. The "S" stands for "Sport," and distinguishes the Sport version of a particular model. These models feature more horsepower and higher performance than standard models.
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