Watch A Brake Rotor Explode From Extreme Friction

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Though oft forgotten, brake rotors are an essential part of your car’s braking system. They’re steel discs that brake pads clamp onto in order to stop the car. Brake rotors are tough enough to withstand quite a lot of friction and pressure, as that’s their job if they’re going to stop a car.

But the kids over at Beyond the press pushed brake rotors way, way past their limit, until they exploded spectacularly in high definition. Check out their 12-minute video to get the full story on what went down.