On request, your Panamera can be fitted with a braking system that has already had to cope with the harshest requirements of the racetrack: the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). For the Panamera Turbo models, it is compatible only with 20-inch wheels and for the other Panamera models it is only available in conjunction with 19-inch wheels or larger.
On the Panamera Turbo models, the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 350 mm at the rear; the other models feature discs with a diameter of 390 mm at the front and 350 mm at the rear.
PCCB is characterised by its low thermal expansion, which prevents deformation under heavy braking. Furthermore, the ceramic brake discs are totally resistant to corrosion and offer more favourable noise-damping properties.
The pedal response is fast and precise with only moderate input required. All the necessary ingredients are there for a short braking distance, even in the toughest conditions. Moreover, safety under braking at high speeds is increased thanks to the excellent fade resistance of PCCB.
The key advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50% lighter than standard discs of similar design and size. As well as enhancing performance and fuel economy, this has helped to reduce unsprung and rotating masses significantly. The consequence of this is better road holding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and improved handling.