As proof of performance, a set of out-of-the-box Talon rotors were fitted to driver Jay Andrew’s 2010 Mustang running in the ST-4 class at the NASA Championships at the Circuit of the Americas, and then put on display in Hawk’s SEMA booth.
Between practice, qualifying, warm-up, and two races, Jay’s Mustang clocked over 2 hours 45 minutes on the 3.4-mile, 20-turn Formula 1 circuit. According to Jay, “the Talon Rotors held up very well for the entire event with no signs of wear or thermal heat checking,” he said. “In fact, they look like they were only heat cycled a couple of times. The slots added a nice, small amount of additional friction and eliminated any pad taper that can occur with the stock calipers,” he added.
Hawk’s Talon rotors are immediately identifiable by the black coating that’s more than skin deep. Where other manufacturers use electroplating to apply the coating, Hawk relies upon a coating process developed by Magni, a global leader in automotive corrosion-resistant processes.
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