Wilwood Announces New Aerolite 15-Inch Front Brake Kits for Camaro, Nova and Chevelle


Let’s face it; the factory brakes on our GM A-/F-/X-body cars leave a lot to be desired; especially on the base model variants that left the factory with 4-wheel drums. They were subpar when they were new, and completely out-shined by pretty much everything from the modern era. The higher-end performance models, such as the Z/28s, Super Sport Chevelles and Novas, and even the 442s and GTOs were equipped with tiny front disc brakes and borderline useless drums out back.

But if you want to bring your car up to the challenges of a modern world, you’re going to need modern brakes. There are certainly a lot of options for you out there, but if you’re serious about keeping up with the Jones’ in their 21st-century CTS-Vs, Shelby Mustangs and ZL1 Camaros, you’re going to need to give your brakes a serious overhaul! Luckily, companies like Wilwood have answered the call.

Official Release:

Wilwood Disc Brakes Announces New Aerolite 15” Front Brake Kits for the Early Chevrolet Camaro, Nova and Chevelle

Camarillo, CA • August, 2015: Wilwood’s forged aluminum Aerolite radial mount calipers and 15.00” diameter Spec37 alloy directional vane two-piece rotors are combined in these all new brake upgrade packages for the early Chevrolet Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and other GM A-/F-/X-body cars.


Kit 140-15053-DR is the part number from Wilwood for early A-/F-/X-body front brake kit upgrade.

Six piston calipers are available in gloss black or red powder coat finish and are paired with Wilwood’s metallic-composite compound SmartPads. Both GT slotted and SRP drilled and slotted rotors deliver high-torque stopping power, optimized cooling efficiency and high-tech styling for the street or track.

Kits includes all necessary hardware and a detailed instruction guide for an easy bolt-on installation. M.S.R.P. starts at $2,122.39.


  • Designed specifically for GM A-/F-/X-body cars
  • Available in gloss black or red powder coat finish
  • 15-inch diameter Spec37 alloy directional vane two-piece rotor
  • Delivers high-torque stopping power, optimized cooling efficiency and high-tech styling

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