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 |  Feb 26 2013, 4:40 PM

7. NASA-Grade Brakes

Power is useless without control. To keep its 903-pony corral safely in check engineers fitted the P1 with some impressive brakes. The car’s binders were developed by Akebono, the company’s Formula 1 partner. As such, the P1 is fitted with a brand-new kind of carbon-ceramic disc. Apparently they’ve been used in space but have never been fitted to a road-going car before. They’re said to be stronger than “regular” (if there is such a thing) carbon-ceramic brakes, more effective at dissipating heat and even lighter.

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    Wow almost as good and almost as fast as the best super bikes at 1000 times the price 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    2 hour recharge, is that on household current 110v or 220 or even higher ?

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    What really matters is power to weight and nothing is said about that . . . 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    Since when was NASA in the brake testing and rating business.  Do they even know your using their name as such ?

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    I question a car that needs this much down force as being misdesigned 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    The Yugo also stayed much as the show car . . . 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    A car will ability well above what a normal or even a buy who can afford it skill level  So mostly it goes wasted.  Nice car yes, one of the best,  worth it, up to you to decide and yes 375 people will decide it is worth it to them.  Wanna race for pink slips ?