We place just as much importance on braking performance as performance generally. On the 911 Turbo models, the brakes feature red six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers at the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers at the rear. The brake disc diameter is 380 mm front and rear.
The brake calipers have an enclosed monobloc construction. This makes them tougher but lighter, enabling a more rapid response and release of the brake, even under extreme loads. The pedal travel is short and the biting point precise. The brake discs are cross-drilled for better performance in the wet.
Standard equipment in the 911 Turbo S models: the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). The cross-drilled ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear – for even more formidable braking performance.
The use of six-piston aluminium monobloc brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston aluminium monobloc units at the rear – all finished in yellow – ensures extremely high brake forces which, crucially, are exceptionally consistent.
The key advantage of the ceramic braking system is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of similar design and size. This reduces the unsprung and rotating masses, resulting in better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and improved handling.