Motoring: Brembo pulls out all the stops with new braking technology

With its latest Sensify system, the Italian company appears to have made a quantum leap in braking performance

Brembo engineers estimate that the new Sensify braking technology will reduce stopping distance at 130m/h by almost 10m, the equivalent of two car lengths. Picture: Emanuele Brambilla

Italy is the land of fine art, great food and better coffee, where its people are as passionate about sport as they are engineering. One of its cherished companies, Brembo, has been producing braking systems for cars and motorcycles since 1961.

Today it is one of the most renowned names in the industry, providing stopping power for numerous mainstream and luxury car brands, Formula 1 teams and even the trucks that transport their vehicles around ...