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STOPTECH INTRODUCES TROPHY BRAKE SYSTEMS
EXCLUSIVELY FOR PRODUCTION-BASED RACE CARS
Los Angeles (December 2008) – StopTech, a leading manufacturer, supplier and innovator of world class brake components and brake systems for production-based race cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track, introduces Trophy Big Brake Kits. These premium Big Brake Kits from Centric Parts’ ultra-performance division sport a host of features optimized for production-based cars on the race track. StopTech’s Trophy Big Brake Kits represent the first time StopTech has made race-specific brake systems available to the public after the company’s long relationship with championship-winning professional race teams.
“StopTech’s Trophy Brake Systems take our experience and successes from our racing program and deliver on-track performance with no compromise,” stated Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts. “As far as the brakes go, you provide the pads and the track, and a StopTech Big Brake Kit provides the rest for your stock or tuned performance production car.”
These racetrack and competition brake systems come with StopTech’s new Trophy STR lightweight forged calipers in four- or six-piston configurations and include the option of a quick release version of the StopTech patented bridge. These “track only” calipers feature the same metallurgy and design of the StopTech ST-40 and ST-60 calipers, but are engineered to provide a 20-percent reduction in weight without sacrificing stiffness or performance. “Every race team out there is obsessed with shaving off weight, no matter what the sport, and StopTech’s Trophy STR racing calipers do just that,” stated Dino Crescentini, CEO of Centric Parts and race car driver in the SCCA World Challenge Series on The SPEED Channel.
StopTech Trophy Big Brake Kits include the company’s patented AeroRotors, engineered to increase airflow by 11 percent for better cooling and performance. Unique to the Trophy Brake Systems is full-floating mounting hardware, which eliminates pad knock-back. The patented, billet 7075 aluminum AeroHats create an additional 4 percent airflow. Together, these technologies optimize the rotor system to provide even performance and consistent feedback to the pedal under the unique combination of hard cornering and braking found on the track.
The StopTech Trophy calipers and AeroHats use an exclusive, high-temperature “natural” finish that combines with the AeroRotor for an attractive and attention getting in-wheel presentation. The kits also include billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel caliper studs and DOT-compliant stainless steel braided brake lines. All StopTech Big Brake Kits provide larger rotors that increase heat capacity and dissipation coupled with stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines that reduce system compliance. The results are shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade, resulting in stronger, more reliable performance.
StopTech Trophy Brake Systems will be available through motorsports distributors in January 2009 for selected high-performance production cars including Porsche, BMW, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, Nissan GTR and 350Z, Chevrolet Corvette C5 and C6 and others. StopTech will premiere the Trophy Brake Systems at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Florida this month at booth 3958.
StopTech was the first to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars and remains the worldwide leader with over 600 platform offerings to dramatically improve overall braking performance. StopTech’s industry leading technologies and materials, from rock solid calipers to ingeniously efficient heat handling rotors, result in shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, and less brake fade. StopTech products can be purchased through automotive aftermarket parts stores, suppliers and online retailers. Check with retailers for pricing.
Centric Parts (www.centricparts.com) continually innovates improvements to brake technology for the street and track, delivering products that provide superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include Posi Quiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus Axxis and C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (www.stoptech.com), Centric’s ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. Power Slot (www.powerslot.com), Centric’s performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.