In 2011 Alcon released their successful Superkit which transformed the Nissan GT-R’s braking performance. The huge Superkit brake kit replaced most of the GT-R brake system with new and CNC 6 pot calipers machined from solid billet and 400mm front discs at the front, together with larger 4 pot calipers working 380mm discs at the rear, and of course new pads and lines all round. The only downside to the Superkit was the cost of manufacturing
Jump forward 7 years and Alcon have developed a number of new machining techniques that have allowed them to optimize caliper designs for large mainstream manufacturers, the aftermarket, and race teams alike. This new understanding led to the development of the new Alcon RC6 and RC4 Calipers which in turn has allowed us to revisit our GT-R options.
We are proud to introduce the Alcon Big Brake kit, the new brake system for the Nissan GT-R.
This new Alcon kit features the latest CAR70 Calipers which are beautifully machined from Forged Alloy and have been optimized for use with the Nissan GT-R, featuring massive industry leading 412mm X 36mm Alcon front discs and larger 380mm X 33mm rear discs, both with lightweight aluminium bells.
Both front and rear calipers feature staggered pistons in order to ensure even pad wear, the pistons are also made from a proprietary steel, a material known for having exemplary thermal resistance when utilised in braking applications. Other design traits intended to help both calipers weather the extreme temperatures generated by hard braking include unique weatherproof seals, and an internal fluid passage way that negates the need for an external bridging pipe.
As many customers will be looking to use their Nissan GT-Rs on track, the brake kit comes standard with the excellent harder wearing Pagid RS29 pads, and with further pad options available soon. The kit has been enhanced to provide the same performance as the proven Alcon Superkit.
We have been testing the new setup on our own Nissan GT-R Track Edition and are really impressed with not just the increased stopping power but also the pedal feel from the brakes.