The vast majority of aftermarket performance parts launched for the C8 Corvette Stingray in recent years have been performance parts designed to make the mid-engine sports car go faster, such as exhaust kits and aftermarket intakes. However, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is now offering some components to help slow the car down, with the Indiana-based performance shop this week releasing an Alcon big brake upgrade kit for the near-500-horsepower performance car.
Lingenfelter worked with Illinois-based aftermarket brake company Alcon to develop this high-performance brake upgrade kit for the C8 Corvette Stingray. The brake kit, which includes two separate sets for the front and rear axles, consists of Alcon Pro-System cast iron rotors with anodized aluminum hats and brackets, forged aluminum calipers with stainless steel pistons and dyno-bedded Alcon pads. The big brake upgrade kit requires larger 20-inch front wheels to fit due to the size of the rotors, although it’s compatible with the vehicle’s factory parking brake.
Ultra-high performance brakes such as this are typically for heavy track use, reducing the chances of brake fade or failure over the course of multiple laps or a full race stint. As such, these brakes are very costly, with the front kit priced from $5,339,44 and the rears priced from $4,630.93. That may seem like a ton of money for some added braking performance, but for C8 Corvette owners who love taking their car to track-day events or compete in time attack events, this is an upgrade that’s definitely worth it. After all, it’s hard to put a price on confidence-inspiring braking performance and safety. Alcon also has its roots in IndyCar and IMSA, so Corvette owners will be hard-pressed to find a better set of aftermarket rotors and pads for track use.
Lingenfelter offers some more information on its new Alcon-developed big brake kit for the C8 Corvette Stingray in the video embedded below.