Because as I said at the beginning, 789hp is the least impressive thing about the Senna. Those brakes… Palmer won't tell me who they've been developed with, but it's not Akebono. The technology is different, not molded composite with inserts for the cooling channels, but laid up as solid and then drilled afterwards. "They run at much lower temperatures," Palmer tells me, "I think about 20%, which means we can size them smaller, get them lighter and still get the performance."
Oh boy do you. The pedal feels solid initially, so what it's going to be like on the road I don't know, but once you get into the meat of it, really get your quads working, start shedding serious speed, it gets addictive. Sounds weird, but I have more fun smacking the brakes in the Senna than the throttle. I'm fortunate enough to be used to acceleration of this magnitude, but not braking. How the hell do the Pirelli Trofeo R tyres cope with this abuse? It’ll stop from 200kph in 100m--16m less than a P1.
The accuracy of the stopping, the stability when slowing from huge Hanger Straight speeds, the reassuring response of the pedal, the fact you can hit them absolutely as hard and as suddenly as your physical being will permit and they don’t lock…Addictive.