To replace Porsche PCCB rotors, Alcon is introducing its CCX technology for disc kits to service this purpose. Now, the Porsche 997 Turbo, GT3, and GT2 can benefit from Alcon’s racing design and engineering.
Carbon ceramic brakes are nothing new in the world of high performance road cars, but Alcon CCX differs in that they work well in all conditions. Furthermore, CCX brakes do not suffer from premature oxidation as other carbon ceramic brakes are prone to do at elevated temperatures. Alcon’s unique design and composition ensures that wear rates for both pads and discs are actually lower than the OEM brakes. Extensively tested over thousands of miles to ensure the braking effect adds value to the Porsche experience.
With the CCX kit for the 911, Alcon set out to achieve something that had not been done before: to provide carbon ceramic brakes that are as suitable for everyday road use as they are on the race track. The CCX package is specifically designed to be fade resistant, provide excellent “bite” even when cold, and improve the driver “feel”.
Included in the kits are larger diameter discs mounted on aluminum hats (front 390mm, up from the stock of 380mm, rear 360mm, up from the stock of 350mm), caliper spacers included to raise caliper for a bigger disc, and Alcon CCX-1 pads for front and rear.
The key difference between Alcon CCX and PCCB is that the CCX rotors can be re-surfaced multiple times for a fraction of the cost of new discs.
If PCCB rotors oxidize due to overheating, there is nothing that can be done to recover them.
Alcon CCX discs can be sent back to Alcon for re-surfacing, bringing them back to as-new condition.
Increased brake torque is provided by larger diameter discs.
The Alcon CCX kit can be fitted to 997s as a replacement for PCCB or standard iron rotors.