After months of testing with our in-house demonstrator, Litchfield and Alcon developed the high performance brake system for the incredible Nissan GT-R (R35) which was released in 2011.
This ultra high performance brake kit is designed specifically to enhance the braking capabilities of very high performance road cars in a direct replacement package, this Alcon Super kit integrates advanced technology derived from Alcon's involvement in top level motorsport, including F1, World Rally Championship, NASCAR and Japanese GT racing. Alcon have insured that their new upgrade offers the maximum performance, rigidity and weight reduction for the Nissan GT-R.
The "Super Kit" consists of advanced 400mm diameter two-piece floating front discs, which are a significant 20mm larger than the original Brembo units. Despite the considerable increase in size the Alcon discs represent a weight saving over the originals with their cast internal bell.
The larger front discs are controlled by massive 6 piston monoblock calipers machined from solid aluminium billet. These huge calipers house high coefficient pads with a sizeable increase in surface area, providing a significant improvement in performance over the standard equipment.
For the rear of the GT-R, smaller 6 piston billet calipers are mated to 385mm diameter discs, up from the standard 380mm. This maintains the correct brake bias and allows the original parking brake to remain fully functional.
Alcon's engineers worked closely with Litchfield to ensure that both front and rear upgrades fit within the stock GT-R 20" wheels, and are compatible with the factory actuation system.
Extensive high speed track testing has been conducted on the new kit with drivers commenting on the improved pedal feel and consistent stopping performance which was previously unavailable with the original setup.