Three off-road applications get the Athena family started
Kent, Wash. – Sparta Brakes (Sparta Evolution) has released their new Athena range of big brake kits for the off-road market.
Sparta’s Athena range of big brake kits initially launch with coverage for three popular off-road vehicles: Ford F150, Chevrolet Colorado, and Ford F150 Raptor with plans to continue developing and adding new vehicle applications. The kits include all necessary components to install and require no permanent modification for fitment. All kits include calipers, rotors, semi-metallic pads, stainless brake lines, performance brake fluid, caliper brackets and mounting hardware. Kits are sold for front, or rear axle and require the use of 20” wheels to clear the significantly oversized 380mm brake rotors.
“The Athena is a clean sheet design for us. As the performance division of Mando, we took a look at the products and technology currently available in the market and developed the Athena to bridge the gap between ultra-high-performance racing brake systems and products intended for durability and long service life when used on daily drivers or in off-road conditions.” Yoni Kellman, Sparta Sales and Marketing Manager continues: “Athena is a fully capable caliper design and matching rotor system that is at home on the interstate as well as on a steep descent trail or hidden two-track.”
The Athena caliper incorporates many unique features and advantages into its design, such as a rigid monoblock body with Sparta’s Aero-vent lightened framework for increased airflow to lower overall braking temperatures that result in more consistent braking. The Athena calipers are paired with Sparta’s true floating two-piece designed brake rotor that incorporates Sparta’s proprietary DCF96 internal vane structures for increased cooling and fewer hot spots that can cause erratic braking performance. Externally, TW3 slotting has been utilized to help stabilize internal temperatures, as well as optimize pad deglazing and debris evacuation. The calipers themselves are available individually for customized fitments, in 6 piston and 4 piston configurations, with appropriate rotor rings as well.
Sparta Brakes is a global entity with various tier one and tier two companies in its DNA, which contribute to the world-class engineering advancements and a quality-first attitude that Sparta prides itself on. With brake products ranging from street performance rotor and pad packages, to full blown oversized brake kits with two-piece floating rotors and multi-piston calipers for track days and for competition, Sparta Brakes is the next big name in high performance brake systems.
About Sparta Brakes
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Kent, WA, Sparta Brakes was created as a performance division of Mando, one of the largest global Tier One Automotive Original Equipment manufacturers to GM, Ford, FCA, Tesla, Nissan, Hyundai, KIA, VAG, BMW, Suzuki and many others. Sparta is a world class designer and manufacturer of high-performance brake systems, specifically engineered for motorsports and high-performance street applications. Our proprietary forging process enhances the quality, performance and aesthetics of our brake products. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, our headquarters features engineering and manufacturing capabilities that utilize the latest in CAD software and CNC machines to produce the finest quality components, from initial design to final production. The use of CAD software to run analyses like FEA, CFD and thermal analysis ensures that our braking components are as strong, lightweight and efficient as possible before going into prototyping and production. The key to our success is that we’re able to oversee the entire process in-house, in the United States.