I wanted them because of the good experience I have had in the past. Also, I've read in several reviews of the FIAT that you can fade the brakes if you spend time coming down out of the mountains or racing.The Brembo (GT) 4 Piston costs about 2400€ and on such a light car, they are not realy worth the surcharge. Just my opinion.
if you are specifically looking for brembo, you have a task on hand. if you are looking for an upgrade, the wilwoods are going to be the easiest way to go. the factory brembo package is only brembo front brakes. the rears are the standard calipers painted red. if you are looking for improved braking for the streets and occasional autox, the four piston front and rear wilwoods are a great upgrade at a reasonable price (about $1200). if you are looking for a bit more stopping power, you can go for the six piston fronts with the four piston rears (about $1500), both will work well on the stock rotors. if you are planning on tracking the car there are numerous rotor options which are available. considering the factory brembo option was over $3000, the wilwoods seem to be a win win option...... just my $0.02My wife wanted the Brembo's on her Abarth and they seem like unobtanium unless custom ordered. I told her that I would add them once she had the car.
Two months in with the car and she keeps asking.
Anybody know of updates?
the vast majority of the braking is done by the forward wheels in the direction of travel, so the braking of the trailing wheels is not as important, so when you are looking for bang for your buck a front brake upgrade is the most cost effective option. up until the mid 90's the idea of four wheel disk brakes were a rarity and drum brakes were generally used on the rear wheels of cars. still today, a lot of the trucks are still using drum brakes on the rears. as most of us who tow with our trucks know, good brakes are a major safety factor, and may consider a disk brake option with the purchase of a new truck.Interesting, didn't know that. I wonder why they went with Brembo front brakes only.