Quote form a forum about TDV8 vs SC, about brake system:
"I was very disappointed with the wooden feel of the brakes. The engine is fantastic but the lack of stopping power made it feel unsafe. My dealer assured me the brakes were still Brembo Brakes but I too noticed the Brembo logo had gone from the calipers and was replaced with the words "Landrover". I was still unconvinced after having another demo vehicle for a whole day which included a lot of motorway driving, the brakes just did not feel right and required a lot more pedal pressure to pull the vehicle to a stop than my 5 year old TDV8 3.6L Range Rover.
So I contacted Landrover UK Head office and indeed had it confirmed that the Brembo Brakes have been discontinued from the new 2011 TDV8 4.4L Range Rovers! The 2010 3.6L TDV8's were the last to have them fitted.
It beggars believe that they have installed a more powerful engine and then downgraded the brakes at the same time!! I would have gladly paid extra to keep the Brembo Brakes although when spending the best part of ?85k on a new Range Rover it smacks of a penny pinching tactic by Landrover who have sneaked this change of brakes in at a late stage in the release of the new 4.4L TDV8. Even their own press release for the 2011 model stated it would have the same Brembo brakes as the Petrol Supercharged V8 model. I assume someone decided that it would save a few pounds to switch them and hope no-one would notice!
I considered an OverfInch Brembo Brake upgrade to the 4.4L TDV8 but was quoted ?7,000 inc Vat. "