for the most demanding driver in racing or street use.
Alcon components are used in the highest echelons of racing: Formula
1, WRC (World Rally Championship),
IRL, NASCAR, Australia's V8 Supercars, BMW CR, NASA, and SCCA.
is a name synonymous with the manufacture and supply of high
specification brakes and clutches for motorsport and high
performance road vehicles.
In the world of
motorsport, Alcon a
Technical Partner to the Honda F1 Racing Team, supplying
brake calipers of a patented design; while co-operating
with a number of other teams to develop the next
generation of F1 braking systems. Alcon also provided all
the brake hardware to support Citroën’s dominance of
the World Rally Championship [WRC] in recent years.
the US, the 2003, 2004, and 2005 IRL titles have all been
won using Alcon brakes, and Alcon product is specified as
mandatory for the hard-braking road course races. In the
world of NASCAR, Alcon counts Penske, Hendrick Motorsport
and Ray Evernham Motorsport amongst their front-running
customers; while a new partnership with friction
manufacturer, Raybestos in 2006, is making the use of Alcon
designed and manufactured brake components still more
widespread in the top stock car series.
addition the motorsport departments within Audi, BMW, Ford,
Honda (Dome), Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen count amongst
their many customers.
In the field of specialist and performance road cars Alcon
serves an impressive list of prestigious road car
manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Brabus, Jaguar, Land
Rover, Porsche and Prodrive. In this field too, their
reputation for technology and innovation is highly visible,
no more so than the calipers for the 2006 Bentley
Continental GT Diamond Series, vast but lightweight 8-piston
calipers designed specifically to clamp the world’s
largest road car brake discs, ceramic items of 420mm
performance resides in the level of quality...
quality in engineering, materials and kit fitment. Alcon
designs and manufactures every caliper in-house and the
resulting component is superior to virtually any similar
offering. Alcon calipers are incredibly stiff due to their
efficient design utilizing an integral, cast-in bridge
(6-piston) or cast-in reinforcement buttresses (4-piston).
Their progressive design philosophy continues with the pistons
and seals. The ultra-resilient internal pressure seals
minimize piston retraction so that pedal travel is short,
consistent and they are resistant to knock-back. Since they
are internal to the caliper, they are shielded from the high
heat that prematurely shortens the life of competitors'
The design of these kits allows for scalable rotor use.
Primarily, UUC specs the kits to use genuine BMW Motorsport
rotors as provided with the European version of the M3 or the
M3 CSL which feature a true radial floating mechanism for free
thermal expansion of the disk unhindered by the center
hat. The system is scalable in that oversized and
thicker rotors will be available for future use.
Note that caliper type and rotor size vary by
application. Please review the general technical
details in the links at the top of this page, as well as the
model-specific variations shown in the "fitments"
link. The UUC/Alcon kits fall into three general
front, 325mm rotor / 4-piston rear, 328mm
rotor kits: available for 1992-2005
3-series, 1994-1999 M3 and MZ3. Designed
specifically for racing classes that limit
upgraded calipers to no more than 4 pistons.
Supplied with BMW Motorsport floating
rotors, or optional Performance Friction
Pin-Drive floating rotors.
front, 345 rotor / 4-piston rear, 328mm
rotor kits: available for 1992-2005
3-series, 1994-2006 M3, MZ3, MZ4. Designed
specifically for modified cars with
significantly higher power levels requiring
greater brake thermal capacity. Supplied
with BMW Motorsport floating rotors, or
optional Performance Friction Pin-Drive
4-piston front, 380mm rotor / 4-piston rear,
380mm rotor kits: available for 2006+ M5,
E92 M3, E90/E92 3-series. Designed for the
latest generation of BMW performance cars
that need the highest level of braking
performance sufficient for their increased
power and weight. Supplied with UUC floating