For any company in the aftermarket, an understanding that refinement and evolution doesn’t come easy is essential. It takes time, effort and lots of engineering to develop the perfect product. At up and coming brake manufacturer Sparta Evolution, based in Seattle, Washington, a group of talented and passionate engineers are setting high goals for themselves – to develop the best high-performance braking system for cars.
Taking a look at their Big Brake Kits, first thing you’ll notice are the Triton calipers which are offered in 3 different finishes: Machine Silver, Stealth Gray, and Signature Blue. The smoothness of these finishes are obvious, but unlike other calipers, Sparta has opted for an anodized finish for added durability and heat dissipation. This unique, organic metal look outmatches the traditional metallic powder coat and gives them a more premium look.
Construction of the caliper body is from a lightweight forged 2014 aluminum alloy, with the two pieces firmly held together via aircraft grade bolts from ARP. Turning the caliper around, a set of vented pistons aid in the reduction of heat transfer by allowing air to freely circulate around the contact area and reduce the contact patch of the pad. The top of the calipers have a set of quick release pins that firmly hold the pads in place while still allowing for fast and easy pad replacement by simply sliding the pins out. The Triton calipers also utilize the standardized FMSI pad shape, so your options aren’t limited to what comes in the kit.
The second thing that stands out is Sparta’s Pegasus rotors. The company’s unique S-Groove slot patterns are a design you won’t see anywhere else. Functionally, these rotors are a two-piece free floating design, featuring an anodized aluminum hat machined from billet. Also included in the kit are a set of blue steel braided brake lines from Goodridge, a set of brake pads from Hawk, and finally, mounting adapters made from a light aircraft-grade.
The company says its kits are all made in the USA and maintain the highest standards when it comes to the quality, safety, and performance. Furthermore, Sparta says their brake kits are already showing results in racing championships, like the the 25 hours of Thunderhill in 2014.