Four of the best Porsche 911 brake upgrade packages
When people think of modifying their Porsche 911, they very often start with the engine or suspension. However, no matter how fast you make your Neunelfer go, you need to ensure you can make it stop perfectly too.
That’s why we’ve put together four of the best brake upgrade kits (from a trio of well respected, well tested brands) to improve the stopping power and feel of your Porsche 911:
EuroCupGT 380mm front brake kit – £1,370.41 plus VAT
EuroCupGT offer a range of Porsche 911 parts with a price tag that won’t break the bank. Designed to work with the existing brake architecture on 997 Carrera models, this 380mm kit uses two-part aluminium calipers to reduce costs without compromising on performance.
The kit also includes two floating discs, ‘fast road’ pads, hoses and all other hardware. The 380mm kit clears all 19-inch and 20-inch wheels, while a 355mm version is available for 18-inch alloys.
Brembo GT Big Brake front kit – £2,761 plus VAT
Brembo are the number one name when it comes to high performance brake upgrades, having fi tted their products to various championship-winning race cars since its foundation in 1961.
The popular Gran Tourismo range features billet aluminium, six-piston monoblock calipers for excellent rigidity and drilled or slotted vented discs. The 380mm kit shown is designed for 996 and 997.1 C4S and Turbos and comes with two calipers, discs, pads, brake hoses and fittings.
Performance Friction replacement discs – £503.24 plus VAT (each)
American company Performance Friction (more often known as PFC) may be a relative newcomer on the braking scene but they have been making a big impression, none more so than when Porsche announced them as the sole brake supplier for the latest 991 GT3 Cup car.
They offer a range of replacement discs for water-cooled Porsche 911s, with the 350x34mm fl oating offerings on show here (including the bells, not pictured) suitable for 996 and 997.1 GT3s and RSs.
Performance Friction brake pads – £352.81 plus VAT
Like most brake manufacturers, Performance Friction recommends using their own pads with PFC branded discs.
While the American company’s wares are more pricey than some of their competitors, PFC claims that the true cost of running their pads is lower thanks to the improved longevity and performance of their products, a result of the carbon metallic matrix used to create the friction material.