Best Brakes

Marc UrbanoAutomobile and Driver

You could possibly make a case that the brakes are an important a part of your automotive whether or not you are on the road or the monitor. And brakes are sometimes the most important limiting think about what number of sizzling laps you are able to do consecutively. When the brakes get too sizzling, the pedal will get smooth, and the brakes may not chunk sufficient while you want them to. That may be a problem when hauling down a automotive from triple-digit speeds; simply ask any of our Lightning Lap drivers (particularly the one who ended up within the Flip 1 tire wall because of brake failure on a Nissan 370Z NISMO). Braking is not nearly brakes, both. The automotive’s weight and particularly its tires additionally play an enormous half within the course of. With each automobile that Automobile and Driver exams, we carry out a 70-mph-to-zero braking check to find out, because the title suggests, what number of ft it takes for a automotive to return to a whole cease from 70 miles per hour, utilizing a GPS-based VBOX information logger from Racelogic. For context, full-size pickups typically want almost 200 ft, whereas sports activities vehicles are down within the 150-foot vary, with the perfect even decrease. With out additional ado, we current a listing of the 16 shortest-stopping vehicles we have now examined:

2019 McLaren Senna (tie) — 136 ft

The McLaren Senna shouldn’t be a looker by any stretch. Kind undoubtedly follows operate with this most centered monitor rat in-built Woking, England. It does, nevertheless, carve up a monitor such as you would a turkey on Thanksgiving, and it brakes from 70 mph to zero in 136 ft, thanks partially to a set of carbon-ceramic brakes which might be much like carbon-carbon brake models discovered on race vehicles.

  • Worth as examined: $982,816
  • Weight: 3030 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.4-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.4-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (tie) — 136 ft

The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is actually a discount sports activities automotive with some loopy efficiency on faucet. It shoots to 60 mph from a standstill in lower than 4 seconds and stops equally effectively, needing solely 136 ft to go from 70 mph to zero. The loopy factor is that this quantity is achieved on Michelin Pilot Tremendous Sport tires and iron brakes. There is a extra aggressive brake, tire, and aero setup obtainable for the Grand Sport, which makes an look later on this record.

  • Base value: $66,445
  • Weight: 3463 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 14.6-in vented, grooved disc/14.4-in vented, grooved disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Tremendous Sport ZP

2015 Ferrari LaFerrari (tie) — 136 ft

Ferrari’s foray into the hybrid-hypercar wars was the 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari. Combing its energy from an electrical motor and a V-12 engine, this prancing horse kicked out 950 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. A set of carbon-ceramic brakes is charged with holding all these horses in verify and stops this 3489-pound monster in 136 ft from 70 mph to zero.

  • Base value: $1,420,112
  • Weight: 3489 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.7-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.0-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante (tie) — 135 ft

How do you cease a raging, track-eating, fire-breathing bull? With carbon-ceramic brakes and a splash of lively aero, after all. The 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante is the spicy model of the already potent Huracán and brings extra energy and lively aero to the equation. The Performante stops in 135 ft from 70 mph to zero, making onerous accelerating and braking into g-loaded affairs.

  • Worth as examined: $317,285
  • Weight: 3429 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.0-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/14.0-in vented carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

2017 Dodge Viper ACR (tie) — 134 ft

Of all of the Vipers we have examined, accomplished burnouts in, and thanked Bob Lutz for, the wildest we have ever pushed was the 2017 Dodge Viper ACR. ACR-ified Vipers are excessive, with a rear wing the scale of a desk and super-sticky tires that have been created to excel in autocross competitions. The brakes pull onerous on this snake, producing 70 mph to zero in 134 ft, which is spectacular contemplating that the automotive weighs in at 3400 kilos.

  • Worth as examined: $154,885
  • Weight: 3400 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.4-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/14.2-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Kumho Ecsta V720 ACR

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible (Z07) (tie) — 134 ft

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a spectacularly thrilling automotive to drive, even when it is outfitted with a droptop and an computerized transmission. A part of what makes it so enjoyable is the quantity of g-force you may really feel because the automotive goes from 70 mph to zero in 134 ft. This automotive is the shortest-braking convertible we have ever examined, and its coupe sibling places up an much more spectacular quantity.

  • Worth as examined: $113,835
  • Weight: 3613 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.5-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.3-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP

2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale (tie) — 134 ft

The Ferrari SF90 is the non secular successor to the LaFerrari, and with a midship 769-hp twin-turbo V-8 mated to a 201-hp electrical motor and two 133-hp motors on the entrance axle, the SF90 produces a complete of 986 horsepower. All that provides as much as a blistering 2.0-second run to 60, making the SF90 the quickest automotive to 60 mph that C/D has ever examined. It may possibly cease with the perfect of them too. Regardless of being 3840 kilos, it solely takes 134 ft to totally arrest its momentum from 70 mph.

  • Worth as examined: $742,088
  • Weight: 3840 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.7-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/14.2-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S (tie) — 133 ft

The Porsche 911 Turbo S is nice at every thing it does. It is a succesful monitor automotive, an ideal grand tourer, a stoplight racer, and a skidpad champion, and it has been since 911 Turbos have been launched in 1975. It launches onerous from zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and stops more durable, with a 70-mph-to-zero stopping distance of 133 ft.

  • Worth as examined: $193,440
  • Weight: 3571 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 16.1-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.4-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa (PZC4)

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R (tie) — 133 ft

In the event you want an instance of how necessary tires are for braking, look no additional than the Mercedes-AMG GT R, Affalterbach’s newest two-door monitor animal. AMG presents the automotive with two tire choices, and each are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. One, nevertheless, was developed for the Corvette Z06 and is wider. With the elective Vette-spec rubber, the GT R stops in 133 ft from 70 mph to zero, beating the usual rubber by 4 ft.

  • Worth as examined: $195,945
  • Weight: 3681 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.8-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/14.2-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 (tie) — 133 ft

The Porsche 911 GT3 has lengthy been the quintessential sports activities automotive, and the 992 era does nothing to alter that. With a 4.0-liter flat-six pumping out 502 horsepower paired with the seven-speed dual-clutch computerized, our check automobile hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. With the assistance of elective cross-drilled carbon-ceramic brakes and Michelin Sport Cup 2R tires, the 2022 GT3 got here to a cease from 70 mph in a powerful 133 ft.

  • Worth as examined: $202,270
  • Weight: 3222 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 16.1-in vented, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic disc/15.4-in vented, cross-drilled, carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach (tie) — 129 ft

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is not only a 911 with extra energy, aero, higher brakes, and gobs of carbon fiber. Effectively, it’s at first look, however while you’re sitting within the automotive, blasting alongside at double the velocity restrict, you notice this 911 is actually particular, a novel street-legal race automotive that begs to be pushed to the restrict. And on the restrict, it delivers some superb efficiency, like a 129-foot cease from 70 mph to zero.

  • Worth as examined: $348,730
  • Weight: 3376 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 16.1-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.4-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Z07) (tie) — 129 ft

It is loopy that we dwell in a world the place a $67,000 Chevrolet Corvette outbrakes the likes of McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini—and we’re not complaining. When outfitted with the Z07 monitor bundle, which provides Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, and extra aggressive aero, the Grand Sport will come to a halt from 70 mph in 129 ft.

    li>Worth as examined: $95,040

  • Weight: 3463 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.5-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.3-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (tie) — 128 ft

It is no secret that we love the Porsche 911 GT3 RS’s screaming 4.0-liter flat-six engine and the noises it emits, however we additionally love the efficiency that has been baked into that 911’s chassis. One instance is the GT3 RS’s 70-mph-to-zero stopping distance of 128 ft, which is the perfect quantity (thus far) that we have coaxed out of any Porsche. Simply be sure your seatbelt is holding you into the carbon-fiber bucket seats earlier than slamming on the brakes, otherwise you’ll get thrown ahead within the Stuttgart stallion like a cowboy on a bucking bronco.

  • Worth as examined: $208,717
  • Weight: 3260 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 16.1-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.4-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Z07) (tie) — 128 ft

One widespread denominator with all of those vehicles which have insanely brief stopping distances is the combo of Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires and carbon-ceramic brakes, a components that the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 makes use of when outfitted with the Z07 bundle. This American sports activities automotive with 650 supercharged ponies that appears to exist solely to dominate racetracks can cease in 128 ft from 70 mph.

  • Worth as examined: $97,595
  • Weight: 3558 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.5-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.3-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 — 127 ft

The present pinnacle of automotive braking is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, which involves an eye-popping halt from 70 mph in 127 ft, the perfect that we have ever examined, despite the fact that it weighs almost 100 kilos greater than its sibling, the Z06. This strongest Corvette ever sports activities 755 horsepower, extraordinarily aggressive aero, sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and carbon-ceramic brakes, serving to it set our third-fastest Lightning Lap time, behind solely the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the McLaren Senna.

  • Worth as examined: $143,810
  • Weight: 3659 lb
  • Brakes (F/R): 15.5-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc/15.3-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP

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