2021: Brembo dominates the top 15 best braking cars


 Of these, no fewer than 13 are equipped with Brembo brakes - 87% of the total.


5th Place MCLAREN 720S​

FROM 100 KM/H (62.1 MPH) TO 0 IN 30.6 METERS (100.4 FEET)​

Lightweight and extremely fast, the 720S has picked up where the 650S left off: sleek and sinuous lines and a 720 HP 4.0 V8 engine. Our only complaint is that we would have liked to admire it with Brembo brakes. It’s a shame, because we are confident that we would have been able to shave a few more inches off its braking distance.​



FROM 100 KM/H (62.1 MPH) TO 0 IN 29.9 METERS (98.1 FEET)​

Lamborghini knows how to take on challenges, which is why it has created the Aventador SVJ, using ultra-light materials, including carbon fiber for the car body. The car is powered by an unbeatable 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that delivers 770 HP. With a dry weight of 1,525 kg (1.68 tn), 57 percent of which is distributed at the rear, the power-to-weight ratio is 1.98 kg (4.4 lb) per metric horsepower. 

To rein in the energy and enthusiasm of the engine, Lamborghini chose fixed one-piece calipers with 6 pistons at the front and 4-piston calipers at the rear: both have been co-designed to perfectly match the design of the car and the 400 mm (15.8 in) diameter, 38 mm (1.5 in) thick carbon-ceramic discs on the front and 380 mm (15 in) diameter, 38 mm (1.5 in) thick discs on the rear. ​




3rd Place FERRARI 488 PISTA​​

FROM 100 KM/H (62.1 MPH) TO 0 IN 29.6 METERS (97.1 FEET)​


The 488 Pista transfers all the experience gained by the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE on race tracks worldwide to the road. One of its distinctive features is the most powerful V8 engine ever produced by the Maranello-based company: it has 50 HP more than the engine on the 488 GTB with a 90 kg (198 lb) reduction in dry weight. The result is a total of 720 HP, 115 HP more than the 458 Speciale, enhanced by an innovative design from the bumper to the dolphin-tail rear spoiler. 

The level of technological transfer from the world of racing is extremely high, as shown by the Brembo braking system, which contributes to reducing the unsprung weight. The system has one-piece brake calipers (6-piston for the front and 4-piston for the rear) designed for better cooling during extreme use on the track. The rear caliper features the built-in electronic parking brake. This is a solution developed by Brembo that combines traditional mechanical expertise with emerging electronic functions. 

 The system is completed by the carbon-ceramic discs: 398 mm (15.7 in) in diameter and 36 mm thick (1.4 in) on the front and 360 mm (14.17 in) and 32 mm (1.26 in) on the rear. All this contributes to maximum weight reduction and handling with consistent braking even after repeated use.



FROM 100 KM/H (62.1 MPH) TO 0 IN 28.5 METERS (93.5 FEET)​


Ayrton Senna is a legend still mourned by millions of fans worldwide. A phenomenal champion to whom McLaren has paid an unprecedented tribute in the form of the Senna, an incredible supercar. He would certainly have liked it because, despite being street legal, it offers unique performance on the track thanks to its 800 kg (0.88 t) of aerodynamic load, a dry weight of 1,198 kg (1.3 t), 800 HP, and maximum torque of 800 Nm. This combination means that it can go from zero to 200 km/h (124.3 mph) in just 6.8 seconds. 

Senna loved experimenting firsthand with new brake solutions, from calipers with 4 pads to aluminum alloys that gave the braking system greater rigidity. In his honor, McLaren uses the most advanced braking system ever mounted on one of its road cars. The latest generation CCM-R carbon-ceramic discs (the carbon-ceramic material is specifically designed for racing applications) have an extremely high heat dissipation capacity - much higher than that of traditional carbon-ceramic discs. This makes it a valuable and sophisticated product that can take up to 8 months to make, compared to the 2 months needed to make traditional carbon-ceramic discs. ​


1st Place PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS​

FROM 100 KM/H (62.1 MPH) TO 0 IN 28.2 METERS (92.52 FEET)​​​


Unveiled for the public at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the 911 GT RS is modeled on the 911 GT3. Its 4-liter engine has been beefed up by 20 HP for a total of 520 HP and can rev to 9,000 rpm. Other qualities offered by this racing car for track and everyday use include the PDK dual-clutch transmission, a huge rear spoiler, and bearing ball joints on all the suspension arms. 

Another 911, the GT2 RS, was the first road car in the auto motor und sport tests to drop below 30 meters (98.4 feet) in braking from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 0. It takes 29.3 meters (96.1 feet), a distance the GT3 RS improved on by more than a meter (3.3 feet) thanks to its sport tires mounted on ultra-light alloy wheels. However, another fundamental element is the best of braking technology, such as 410 mm (16.1 inches) carbon-ceramic discs on the front and 390 mm (15.3 inches) carbon-ceramic discs on the rear, as well as the 6 and 4-piston one-piece calipers. These are one-piece aluminum fixed calipers which contribute to outstandingly responsive braking even under extreme stress because the pedal stroke remains consistent in any case. ​