Friday, December 6

Supercars Stopping Power Revealed


Source: carhp.com

Brakes are available in all forms and sizes – from 9-inch steel rotors in the Mirage to 17.3-inch carbon-ceramic brake rotors in the Urus. Modern-day supercars are lightweight and more powerful than ever before. Along with the engines, brakes have also improved with time. Let’s find out more about some of the best performing modern-day supercars in terms of 70-0mph braking performance.   

McLaren Senna
McLaren Senna

7. 2019 McLaren Senna- 136ft

While the McLaren Senna might not be the most beautiful car out there, it has been one of the best-performing ones. With the Senna, McLaren has definitely emphasized more on function over form and that can be felt easily as soon as you take it around a corner. The Senna can grip for days and days. The body of the car manages to generate a maximum of 1,764 lbs of downforce at 155 miles per hour. Obviously, in a car like this, you need brakes to complement the performance. The McLaren Senna is fitted with 15.4 vented and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic rotors on all four corners.

Lamborghini
Lamborghini Huracan Performante

6. 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante- 135ft

The Lamborghini Huracan has been considered as the gateway to the supercar world for some time now. In late 2017, Lamborghini came out with the high-performance version- the Performante. It managed to blow everyone’s mind with its brutal acceleration off the line and corner-carving capabilities. The “ALA” system developed by Lamborghini helps the car in doing so. It is a series of active flaps and body surfaces that open and close in order to create an airflow that helps in steering the car. It really is an impressive bit of kit. The “ALA” also helps in braking. In addition to that, the Performante is equipped with 15-inch carbon-ceramic rotors in the front and 14-inch carbon-ceramic rotors in the back. The discs are also vented for better heat dissipation.

Viper ACR
Viper ACR

5. 2017 Dodge Viper ACR- 134ft

The Dodge Viper ACR is one of the craziest cars there is. The massive obnoxious wing on the back screams performance and the Viper delivers. The ACR is powered by a massive 8.3L V10 motor that pumps out in excess of 650 horses. This American can not only do straight-line speeds but can also tackle corners with ease. In terms of braking, the job is taken care of by 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic brake discs in the front and 14.2 inches in the back. The ACR is also fitted with super sticky tires from the factory that help the cause.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R

4. 2018 Mercedes AMG GT R- 133ft

Mercedes came out with the AMG GT R back in 2017. It turned a lot of heads with its sleek exterior and impeccable performance. The GT R had some large shoes to fill as it followed the legendary SLS AMG. Although it was never a direct successor to the SLS, a lot of people saw it as one. The GT R pumps out around 570 horses and does the 0-60 miles an hour dash in 3.6 seconds. The GT R is also very good at controlling its body roll. The chassis is stiff enough for it to make high speed turns with ease. The braking is handled by 15.8 carbon-ceramic brake rotors in the front and 14.2-inch carbon ceramic ones in the back. The brake discs are both vented and cross-drilled for better heat management.

Porsche GT2
Porsche GT2

3. 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Weissach- 129ft

Yes, all the Porsches look the same. No, the 911 GT2 RS just isn’t another Porsche. The GT2 RS is in a league of its own. In every way imaginable, the GT2 RS hits its competition out of the park for a home run. This Porsche offers unmatched performance and body control. Add the Weissach pack and the already stripped down bare-bones Porsche gets even lighter and nimble. Even in the styling department, this Porsche looks the part- the rear wing is large enough to play ping pong on. This is one car that will get you in a lot of trouble with the Police. The GT2 RS has 16.1-inch carbon-ceramic brake discs in the front and 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic discs in the back. All four discs are vented and cross-drilled for better and consistent braking performance

Porsche GT3
Porsche GT3

2. 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS- 128ft

Yes, we have another Porsche on the supercar list. Yes, it is different from the last one. The GT3 RS is yet another track-focused machine from the Porsche stable. The 4-liter flat-six engine screams power all the way to 9,000 RPM. The GT3 RS is one of the most capable and agile cars on sale. It can take on high-speed corners all day long like a piece of cake. Just like the GT2 RS, this 911 also has a stiffer chassis than the rest of the models. This definitely helps in improving the braking performance of the car.  The 16.1-inch carbon ceramic-discs in the front and 15.4-inch carbon-ceramic discs in the bake take care of the braking business with ease. A 70-0 mile stopping distance of 128 feet is really impressive. The brakes are also vented and cross-drilled for better braking and improved heat dissipation.

Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

1. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1- 127ft

Our very own 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 narrowly beats the Porsche 911 GT3RS to take the crown. It is the ultimate form of the Corvette. The ZR1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter V8, pumping out 755 American horses straight out of Detroit. The ZR1 package not only adds extra power but also adds extra aero with a front splitter, revised fenders, side skirts, a rear diffuser and to top it all, it adds a massive carbon-ceramic wing with huge endplates. The braking is taken care of by 15.5-inch carbon-ceramic rotors in the front and 15.3-inch carbon-ceramic rotors in the back. These brakes are vented and cross-drilled as well. This helps in better heat management and reduces brake fade drastically. The ZR1 comes to a complete stop from 70 miles an hour in just 127 feet. So, make sure that you are buckled in properly. Sit snug in the carbon-fiber seats and don’t let the brake force pop your eyes out.     

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