The 2018 ranking of the top 35 best braking cars in the world



Engine: V10, 4,805 cc with 560 HP at 8,700 rpm
Tires: 265/35/20 front, 305/30/20 rear
Weight: 1,480 kg (dry)

In 2007 for the first time a Lexus car was fitted with a braking system produced outside Japan.
The choice fell on Brembo and ever since then we continue to develop custom brakes for this brand's models.
Only the best has been picked for the LFA: the 390 mm carbon-ceramic discs in the front and 360 mm at the rear assure light weight, less wear and a performance that is consistent over time. And let's even add monobloc calipers, with 6 and 4 pistons.


Engine: V8, 3,982 cc with 510 HP at 6.250 rpm
Tires: 265/35/19 front, 295/30/20 rear
Weight: 1,702 kg (dry)

The German supercar just about makes it to the Top Ten but it leaves them all behind in regard to Brembo's front carbon-ceramic discs: nothing less that 420 mm, a diameter that assures huge decelerations and a stopping distance that is reduced in proportion. It is estimated that the braking force is just under three times the engine's power.
More humane values, so to say, for the 360 mm discs at the rear that are made of the same material. Not to be neglected Brembo's monobloc calipers with 6 and 4 pistons, they are very light but capable of ensuring absolutely reduced braking spaces.

BONUS This car is in the ranking also with the AMG GT R, that requires 31.8 meters to stop. ​


Engine: V8, 4,593 cc with 887 HP at 8.700 rpm
Tires: 265/35/20 front, 325/30/21 rear
Weight: 1,675 kg (dry)

If two electric engines are added to its impressive heat engine things start to become critical for what has to keep all this power at bay.
But the many lab and road tests carried out on this car's prototypes have allowed Brembo to find a solution: 410 mm carbon-ceramic discs in the front combined with the 6-pistons fixed caliper at the rear 390 mm carbon-ceramic disc with 4-piston fixed calipers.
Monobloc and carbon: game, set, match. ​


Engine: 4 cylinders, turbo, 1,984 cc with 340 HP at 6,500 rpm
Tires: 205/40/17 front, 255/25/18 rear
Weight: 847 kg (dry)

Whether one drives along a mountain road or on a racing track the braking system's response must always be consistent, without showing any signs of weakness due to the frequent and repeated use.
Brembo knows well how to succeed and it's proving it with the revolutionary "Austrian barchetta", for which it has prepared fixed calipers with 4 pistons in the front and with 2 pistons at the rear, coupled with 305 mm ventilated discs in the front and 262 mm discs at the rear.
The brake pedal's response is immediate and the temperatures are under control. ​


Engine: V12, 65° cylinders, 6,262 cc with 740 HP at 8,250 rpm
Tires: 255/35/20 front, 315/35/20 rear
Weight: 1,525 kg (dry)

There is no car produced at Maranello that does not use Brembo's braking systems.
The carbon-ceramic material of this car's brake discs (398 mm in the front and 360 mm at the rear) ensures an unparalleled performance and a remarkable aesthetic impact.
Thanks to Brembo's calipers the braking performance is excellent and constant also on the track. 6 piston calipers in the front and 4 piston ones at the rear, assisted by pads that allow a suitable thermal discharge.
Brembo pays a special attention when designing brake calipers that can combine performance requirements with comfort. Behind Brembo and its system approach there is an in depth knowledge for all the elements involved in the braking action.
Therefore it can ensure the highest comfort when these products are used. ​


5th place Lotus Exige Cup 380 – From 100 km/h to 0 in 31.0 meters

Engine: V6, 3,456 cc with 381 HP at 6,700 rpm
Tires: 215/45/17 front, 285/30/18 rear
Weight: 1.057 kg (dry)

NOTE The Exige Roaster 380 with 32.9 meters to stop and the Exige S with 32.6 meters to stop are also in the ranking.


Engine: V8, 7,011 cc with 512 HP at 6.300 rpm
Tires: 275/35/18 front, 335/30/19 rear
Weight: 1,430 kg (dry)

It's 12 years old but it doesn't show. By introducing Brembo's braking system it has immediately become one of the best Corvettes ever in terms of braking distance.
It owes this to the front monobloc calipers (available in 6 different colors) with 6 differentiated diameter pistons that optimally distribute the force over the pads.
These have been developed to work best in conjunction with the 394 mm carbon-ceramic discs.
At the rear instead the discs' diameter is 387 mm and the calipers have 4 pistons.
Reduced weight, great return. BONUS This car is in the ranking also with the Corvette ZR1 that requires instead 32.2 meters to stop.




Engine: V8, 6,162 cc, for the C7 Grand Sport with 466 HP at 6,000 rpm, for the C7 Z06 with 659 HP at 6.400 rpm
Tires: 285/30/19 front, 335/25/20 rear (identical for both models)
Weight: 1,588 kg (dry) for the C7 Grand Sport, 1,584 kg (dry) for the C7 Z06

Every element of Corvette's top of the range model has been designed to enhance the performance on the track, including the braking system.
Brembo's aluminum monobloc calipers with 6 pistons in the front and 4 pistons at the rear, use differentiated diameter opposed pistons that make the braking more responsive and decisive, even in street use.
The carbon-ceramic discs save almost 4,5 kg for each wheel. Even if the C7 Z06 used greater diameters (394 mm in front and 387 mm at the rear) compared with the C7 Grand Sport (380 mm on both axles) the two Corvettes share the third step on the podium with exactly 31 meters to stop from 100 km/h to 0.


Engine: V8, 90° cylinders, Turbo, 3,902 cc with 670 HP at 8,400 rpm
Tires: 245/35/20 front, 305/30/20 rear
Weight: 1,370 kg (dry)
This model has to thank Brembo's Extreme Design braking system if it can boast braking spaces that are 9 per cent less that the previous model.
The system has monobloc brake calipers (with 6 pistons in the front and 4 pistons at the rear) that have been designed for the best cooling possible during an extreme use on the track.
The rear caliper is characterized by the presence of the built-in electronic parking brake: it's a solution that has been developed by Brembo and combines traditional mechanical knowhow with the latest electronics functionality.
The carbon-ceramic discs complete the picture: 398 mm diameter and 36 mm thickness in the front and 360 mm diameter and 32 mm thickness at the rear.


Engine: 6 cylinders, boxer twin-turbo, 3,800 cc with 700 HP at 7,000 rpm Tires: 265/35/20 front, 325/30/21 rear
Weight: 1,470 kg (dry)

It's the first road going car (in the tests carried out by Auto Motor Und Sport) to go below the legendary 30 meter limit for braking from 100 km/h to 0.
With just 29.3 meters stopping distance it, temporarily, earns top place in the ranking.
This result has surely been achieved with the generous tires but also the braking system must not be underestimated.
In fact it can bank on that best that Brembo's technology can offer, such as the carbon-ceramic brake discs, 410 mm diameter in the front and 390 mm at the rear plus Brembo's monobloc calipers with 6 e 4 pistons.

A choice that not only improves the braking but also the car's light weight and smooth handling thus improving acceleration and reducing fuel consumption. Brembo's aluminum monobloc fixed calipers are yellow and operate on these discs. It's thanks to these calipers if, even when the stress is extreme, the braking does not show any hesitation because the pedal's travel remains constant.

NOTE In this ranking there are also other Porsche 911 (991), they are all equipped with Brembo's braking systems.

These are their values:
1. 32.9 meters for the 911 Carrera S
2. 32.7 meters for the 911 Carrera
3. 32.2 meters for the 911 Targa 4S
4. 31.9 meters for the 911 Turbo S
5. 31.8 meters for the 911 Turbo
6. 31.5 meters for the Manthey 911 GT3 RS MR
7. 31.3 meters for the 911 GT3 RS
8. 30.7 meters for the 911 GT3
9. 30.6 meters for the 911 Carrera GTS ​