The Nissan GT-R platform is one of the most demanding platforms on the brake system due to the severe conditions being applied on the brakes by the chassis, and its’ supporting aids. (550 horsepower, over 3800 lbs curb weight, high center of gravity, and multiple electronic aids like EBD and modern Attessa 4WD system).
While using the OE brake system with Alcon 2-piece replacement discs is plenty enough for a lightly modified R35 GT-R with basic power upgrades, sports or R-Compound tires and some basic aero modifications, a heavily modified time attack or race prepared GT-R can really stress the OE brake system beyond its’ capacity. The result is usually pad fade, fluid fade, and lots of expense spent in replacement seals and other OE replacement parts which need to be purchased directly from Nissan. This happens because the OE Nissan calipers are designed to be cost effective and as such, are cast units designed for the street, not for Motorsport use.
The Alcon Superkit Street and Race brake upgrades are engineered to be a complete front & rear brake upgrade for the Nissan R35 GT-R for a beginner all the way to the advanced driver regardless of the level of modification the car has seen. Alcon in the UK has done extensive brake dynamometer and on-car testing to ensure the Superkit upgrades are tailored for a street application (low dust, noise, appropriate friction materials) or a race application (race friction, aggressive disc grooving, different caliper finish).
Alcon Components in the UK has the resources, testing capability, motorsport experience (FIA sanctioned Rally, Formula Cars, Open wheel, Super GT, Nismo GT Academy, etc…), and capability to engineer a complete brake package for the Nissan R35 GT-R. The result of all the in house testing and development is the Alcon Superkit brake upgrades for the Nissan R35 GT-R.
Part #: ALCON.BKC1759ZG01
FORGED BILLET ALUMINIUM CALIPERS
ALCON MOTORSPORT GRADE CASTING "C" GROOVE DISCS
400X36MM 2-PIECE DISC (FRONT)
385X33MM 2-PIECE DISC (REAR)
SEMI-FLOATING BOBBIN SYSTEM
FULLY INTERGRATED WITH O.E. REAR E-BRAKE SYSTEM
GOODRIDGE STAINLESS STEEL BRAKE LINES
PAGID RS9-2 HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKE PADS