09/20/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2021 11:16
We know virtually everything about the most sought after road cars in the world: how much they cost, their top speed and their acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph). But not many people know their braking distances, an important detail that can make all the difference as far as road safety and track performance are concerned.
Fortunately, every time the technicians at the prestigious German magazine auto motor und sport, one of the world's "bibles" for car enthusiasts, decide to try out a vehicle, they also test the braking distances. This data is used to create the ranking that answers the question: "How much braking distance do the best cars need to go from a speed of 100 km/h (62.1 mph) to a standstill?"
The tests were conducted on different days with two people on board and after heating up the brakes: nine decisive braking operations before the tenth, used for the measurement. An impressive job that led to compiling a ranking of the 15 cars that need fewer than 31.7 meters (104 feet) to come to a complete stop.
Obviously, braking performance does not depend only on the calipers, discs, and brake master cylinders used. With the exact same braking system, the result is conditioned by the weight of the car, its aerodynamics, and, naturally, the tires used.
Of these, no fewer than 13 are equipped with Brembo brakes - 87% of the total.