The mass of any vehicle requires energy to accelerate or decelerate. Reducing vehicle mass improves acceleration and requires less energy to be dissipated during deceleration. Rotating mass requires additional energy in order to increase or decrease its speed of rotation. Therefore, decreasing the mass of the caliper is valuable due to its contribution to total vehicle mass. Decreasing the mass of the disc has an even greater benefit due to the fact that the disc must rotate as well. Additionally, the mass of the brake system is also unsprung mass. Reducing the unsprung mass has the additional benefit of improved suspension performance, resulting in enhanced ride and handling.