Hot Brakes?

Junior Johnson was a pioneer in his own right during his run in NASCAR. He discovered drafting as a strategy to reduce drag drastically, for one.
Another innovation was brought on by his friend in the aerospace industry, who wanted him to try out a new material. Amazed by its light weight and strength and because of the rules of NASCAR, he was using it in the late 60’s before anyone else.However NASCAR banned its use when they saw his brake discs glowing red from use, thinking it would cause a tire fire.
What material?

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Stupid Connect.

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X is an island in the Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 km (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks.

It is a major international tourist destination and is frequented by many celebrities as a honeymoon destination.

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In the New Testament, Jesus prophesied the betrayal by Peter: “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, Peter, before ___ _______ _____ _____, you will deny three times that you know me.'” (Luke 22:34) Thus it happened (Luke 22:61), and Peter cried bitterly. This made the X a symbol for both vigilance and betrayal. It serves as a tangible vessel of Christ for some as in the gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke in the New Testament with Christ speaking through the X. In the sixth century, Pope Gregory I declared the X the emblem of Christianity. This has led to the presence of something on the top of church steeples. What?

Erm….The scientific name of the answer goes into the connect.

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X is a Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones. It is the leading manufacturer of navigation systems in Europe. It was a follow-up of Palmtop Software.
On June 11, 2012, at an event for Apple’s iOS 6 preview, X was announced as the main mapping data provider for Apple’s revamped iOS 6 “Maps” app replacing long time provider Google Maps.
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X is a 1977 American musical-drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a musical tribute, featuring new songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb as well as standards, to Scorsese’s home town.
In 1979, the theme song from the movie was recorded by Frank Sinatra, for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future , and has since become closely associated with him. The song has been embraced as a celebration of the city, and is often heard at social events and in works that revolve around it.
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X refers to any of several types of sweets, especially small candies enrobed in chocolate.
The first reports of Xs come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court. Their name arose from infantile reduplication of the French word for meaning ‘good’. In modern French and several other European languages, the term simply refers to any type of candy or small confection.
This sweet inspired Johann Strauss II to compose a waltz named “Wiener Xs”.
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Ferrari launched its replacement for the Enzo this year in the Geneva motor show. It has a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 along with a KERS system (first for any road going Ferrari). The mid-mounted, direct injection  engine is an evolution of the F12Berlinetta’s unit, and is hooked up to a dual-clutch gearbox and electric motor charging  a 120-cell, 60kg lithium ion battery pack. The V12 spins to 9250rpm and produces 790bhp; the electric motor adds the equivalent of another 160bhp making it a total of 950bhp and 663lb/ft of torque in a car that weighs around 1300kg dry (roughly the same as the Enzo).
What is it called?
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