Carbon-ceramic for those who want the best
This may have been enough, but the engineers and designers at Alfa Romeo decided to push the limit. To satisfy everyone who truly wants the best in terms of brake performance, an optional braking system is available: the Ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon ceramic material (CCM) brake system.
More specifically, these floating ventilated discs are made of carbon-ceramic and measure 390 mm in the front and 360 mm in the rear. These will tempt the most refined palettes because carbon ceramic is characterised by low deformation at high temperatures, a trait that is directly reflected in the car's performance. This material, which Brembo has used on production cars since 2002 (the first was the Ferrari Enzo), isn't afraid of repetitive use.
Notwithstanding intense actuation, the brake force remains unchanged. Even in the most challenging braking, the carbon-ceramic disc never risks succumbing to fading, the phenomenon that occurs when the brakes lose efficiency after overheating. Braking better and doing so for an almost infinite number of times without losing efficiency are two of the greatest aspirations for drivers who favour Alfa Romeo. But we still need to talk about another benefit of the carbon-ceramic discs: their natural state makes them much lighter than traditional discs, which affects the mass of the entire saloon.
Ultimately, with the Ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon ceramic material (CCM) brake system , improvements are seen in acceleration and driver comfort, and, to cap it all, consumption goes down. The extremely high-performing, light-weight discs are accompanied by monobloc aluminium calipers with 6 pistons in the front and 4 pistons in the rear. The front calipers are characterised by a different structure with respect to the standard equipment, one that was designed to meet the specifications of carbon-ceramic discs.