Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Zealand
For the record, the brakes on my year-2000 Twinspark Spider were light and very grabby. You couldn't possibly wish for better, except there was a lot of brake dust. Standard, soft pads give the best instant-on performance.
My 2002 V6 Spider has less effective brakes - the pedal is heavier - which is annoying because obviously the four-pot Brembos and discs are bigger. So I do know what you mean, but I think the first step is a set of genuine, Alfa Romeo-branded pads. Gotta be worth a try...