Reads like an ad advocating buying a Pantera or other classic without a bunch of nanny aids! Not sure how the information will save your life, unless you use it to decide not to buy a new car.
Not at all. What I meant by that was, if you ride in one or are in the market for one of the many new vehicles with similar braking technologies to beware. The article is for informational purposes only.
One of the most obvious deficiencoes that older cars have compared to newer ones is the response time when braking. One of the newer technologies that can be installed on older cars is a residual valve that can be added to each wheel. This keeps the calipes a little tighter and helps speed up the braking process.
New cars in all respects, throttle response, steering and braking are fantastic. I often marvel when on the freeway at the precision demonstrated by big SUVs and pickups traveling at eighty miles per hour as they pass me..
If you want to see something that is dangerous take the cover off the Mangusta pedal box that is in the luggage compartment. There you will see the brake pedal return spring. It will break at about 40,000 miles leaving you without brakes until you pull the pedal back with your toe. You could be dead by then. When mine broke I went through a red light at a T corner, luckily the turning traffic ess slow to enter the intersection.
I replaced mine with three smaller ones that simultaneously and in concert do a better job.