The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio may make headlines with its 510 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, but something has to bring all of the power to a halt. Of course, who other than Brembo would be tapped to ensure only the best braking performance?
Brembo developed two systems for the Giulia Quadrifoglio. The first is standard equipment and is called the High-performance Brembo brake system. Here, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is treated to Brembo co-cast floating ventilated discs. The co-cast discs fuse cast iron for thermal properties and aluminum for light weight. Six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers are present at the rear. It’s a marvelous system, but Alfa Romeo and Brembo took it one step further for the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
An optional ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon ceramic material (CCM) brake system may be had as well. Here, the Giulia Quadrifoglio gets carbon-ceramic discs, which are resilient to deformation at high temperatures. Not only do they perform better, but they’re even lighter than the co-cast discs that are standard.
For a flash of color, Brembo has also developed three hues to finish the six-piston front and four-piston calipers in: red, yellow and black with contrast black or red writing.
With a better understanding of the braking systems, it should be that much easier to choose. However, rest easy knowing either system is more than capable to handle the power and precision found in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.