There was a time when you only found vehicles that made the leap from 0 to 100 mph in a matter of seconds on the racetrack. These days you’ll also find them sharing the road with you. Super-fast acceleration is one of the selling points in vehicles like Corvettes, Porches, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis. The only way you can properly enjoy the super-fast acceleration connected to high-performance vehicles is by knowing the vehicle can stop almost as quickly as they start. That’s where Brembo brakes come into the picture.
What are Brembo brakes?
Brembo is widely regarded as the best brake company in the world. The brakes are best known in the car racing world. They are one of the only braking systems that’s light enough to not impact the vehicle’s ability to reach top speeds and take corners and curves, but strong enough to stop a race car that’s going at top speed. Many of today’s luxury sports cars are equipped with Brembo brakes.
The brakes were developed in 1961 by Original Equipment. In the ’80s, the company set up a facility in North America which made it easier for American car manufacturers to incorporate the brakes into the high-performance sports cars sold in the U.S.
The company not only pays careful attention to the automotive industry and makes sure that it’s designing brakes that perfectly meet consumer demands, but it also has a reputation for using any technology that’s available to help improve on its existing brake design.
As a result, each year, Brembo gets just a little bit better than the year before. This steady improvement makes Brembo brakes safer and more comfortable to use.
What makes these brakes so good?
Of course, the workmanship that goes into creating a set of Brembo brakes is flawless. But, the main reason theses brakes are so much better than anything else on the market is the quality of the materials that are used to construct them.
Original Equipment isn’t afraid to spare any expense to make sure the brakes are reliable, balanced, and long-lasting. This is why it opted to use carbon-ceramic discs.
The carbon-ceramic is not only one of the lightest materials you can use to craft brakes, but it’s also one of the most durable. The other great thing about the brake discs is that they are durable enough to resist corrosion. Thus, making them an excellent choice for anyone who drives on heavily salted roads during the winter months.
The size of Brembo brakes is another reason they’re so much better than other types of brakes. Brembo’s brakes are slightly larger which means more clamping force, which means more braking torque. The result is that as soon as you step on the brake pedal, your car will start slowing.
What cars can you use Brembo brakes with?
One of the really nice things about Brembo brakes is that even though they’re typically installed in high-performance vehicles that easily reach top racing speeds, the brakes are designed in such a way that they’ll work on any car.
It doesn’t matter if you want to install a set of Brembo brakes in your brand-new Porsche Stingray or the 1999 Buick you’ve been driving for the past 20 years, you can do so.
There are even Brembo brakes for motorcycles. The biggest reason that most people decide to not install Brembo brakes in their non-sports cars is money. Brembo brakes are very good, but they’re also very expensive. If you’ve got the cash, try them out for yourself.