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The best 10 cars in 2018

23 April 2018

The Brembo brakes are decisive for the braking and acceleration performances of the best cars

Weeks and weeks testing, analysing the car's behaviour in the most diverse conditions until the 10 best models for 2018 have been announced. This year too the historical monthly magazine Car and Driver has delighted us with the 10 Best Cars for 2018.

An important verdict by a magazine that bases its prestige on its "length of service" (its first issue was in 1955), on its well known independence and on the number of copies distributed: 1.2 million copies was the last coverage recorded for each single issue.

American, German, Italian and Japanese cars find their place in this Top 10. And, what is most important for us, most of these models use Brembo braking systems.

Indeed, because the Brembo brakes don't only equip the planet's fastest supercars but also the sedans and the medium sized engine sports cars.

Taking the data from Car and Driver's spec boxes, we have listed the fabulous 10 according to three different parameters: braking, acceleration and price.
 
Top 10 for braking
 
In the 10 best cars ranking based on braking performance, Brembo's braking systems certainly play a leading role: out of the 23 models tested by Car and Driver, 9 out of the first 10 cars use Brembo braking systems. An unrivalled sign of superiority.
 
Car Braking 70-0 mph* Brakes
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport convertible 129,0 ft ​(39,3 m) Brembo
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport targa 139,0 ft (42,3 m)​ Brembo
Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman (2 L) 141,0 ft (43 m)​ Brembo
Honda Civic Type R 142,0 ft (43,2 m) Brembo
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 143,0 ft (43,5 m) Brembo
Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman (2,5 L) 145,0 ft (44 m) Brembo
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 153,0 ft (46,6 m) Brembo
Volkswagen Golf R 154,0 ft (47 m) -
Mercedes -AMG E43 156,0 ft (47,5 m) Brembo
Audi RS3​ 157,0 ft (47,8 m) Brembo
 
*The distance to completely stop the vehicle from an initial 70 miles per hour (roughly 112.6 km/h) has been measured for each braking performance.
 
 
The Top 10 for acceleration
 
The ranking of the best cars for acceleration keeps into consideration the time required to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (roughly 96.5 km/h).
As it can be seen from the chart, all of the 8 cars that show the best accelerations are equipped with Brembo brakes.

There can be a twofold explanation. On one hand great performances require great brakes, hence the choice of the car makers that prefer Brembo braking systems for their top models.

On the other hand, in order to have a great acceleration, the cars must not only have powerful engines, but also be especially light: in this respect Brembo's braking systems offer a significant contribution thanks to their lightness which is one of their most distinctive features.
 
Car Acceleration 0-60 MPH (*) Brakes
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 3,4 s Brembo
Audi RS3 3,5​ s Brembo
Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman (2,5 L) ​3,6​ s Brembo
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 3,6 s Brembo
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport convertible 3,8 s Brembo
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport targa ​3,9 s Brembo
Mercedes -AMG E43 ​4,2 s Brembo
Porsche 718 Boxster / Cayman (2 L) 4,5 s Brembo
Volkswagen Golf R ​4,5 s -
Honda Civic Type R 4,9 s Brembo
 
(*) Car and Driver is a magazine from the US, therefore the data regarding the acceleration is given in miles per hour (mph). A mile per hour corresponds to 1.609 km/h.
 
 
The Top 10 for price

The ranking of the best 10 cars couldn't have left out the price, a relevant factor for who has to choose which car to buy.
As it can be seen from the chart, 3 out of the 10 most affordable models are equipped with Brembo brakes.
 
ACaruto The best price * Brakes
Volkswagen Golf 22.390 -
Honda Civic Sport​​ 22.390​ -
Honda Accord (1,5 L) 24.460 -
Mazda MX-5 Miata 26.000 -
Chevrolet Camaro V-6 28.395 Brembo
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF ​33.000 -
Honda Civic Type R 34.990 Brembo
Honda Accord (2 L) 36.690 -
Alfa Romeo Giulia 38.990 Brembo
Volkswagen Golf R 40.635 -
 
* Price in USD