The Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) is a biennialauto show and is one of the world’s largest exhibitions of itskind. The 2012 motor show took place from September 29 toOctober 14. As in the 2010 motor show, Akebono set up abooth and exhibited products designed for the MP4-12C GT3(McLaren), Panamera (Porsche), and F1 racing cars.6-pot opposed piston type aluminumcaliperThe Akebono booth. McLaren kindly allowed us to present its unique MP4-12C GT3in Union Jack liveryMP4-12C GT3, which uses Akebonobrake calipers and padsAkebono Extended Technical Partnership with Vodafone McLaren MercedesOn October 4, 2012, Akebono and Vodafone McLarenMercedes announced the extension of their successful longtermtechnical partnership.Akebono began collaborating with Vodafone McLarenMercedes in 2007 as an official supplier of brake calipersand master cylinders. In addition to F1-related products, in2011 Akebono was selected by McLaren to supply calipersand brake pads for MP4-12C GT3* cars.In the period from the start of the partnership until theend of the 2012 season, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes hasrecorded 32 grand prix wins, 28 pole positions and 154 pointwinningfinishes. During the 2012 season, the team recorded7 grand prix wins out of 20 races.Following the announcement of the partnership, PresidentHisataka Nobumoto commented, “This is a proud moment inAkebono’s history as we embark upon the next chapter in ourquest to be the best brake manufacturer in the world. Ourappetite for continued development and new technology isconsiderable.”Akebono will continue its pursuit of excelling in the highestlevel of motorsports. A range of technical know-how obtainedthrough the partnership with McLaren, including refinedweight-saving and temperature control technology, will beapplied in developing energy-efficient products for commercialcars, enhancing our contribution to society as a brake expert.*GT3: Motor race competed with arranged commercial sports carsPresident Hisataka Nobumoto shaking hands with John Cooper, Commercial &Financial Director of McLaren RacingAkebono Products Exhibited at the Paris Motor Show 2012TopicsTaking on the Challenge to Excel at the Highest Level of World MotorsportsPartnership with Vodafone McLaren MercedesOur Products