Diesel World|June 2020
Leonidas is a 2013 RAM 2500 that was built for The SEMA Show 2018.

It represented Edge Products at the show, and showcased the capabilities and youthful energy of Spartan 4x4, an up and coming Kentucky off road shop. Leonidas is Spartan 4x4’s first SEMA build, and surely not their last.

Through contacts at Holley Performance the team at Spartan 4x4 was able to tell their story and Leonidas build ideas to Edge Products. Through that interaction Spartan was selected to be a feature vehicle at The SEMA Show 2018 for Edge Products.

Under the hood mods were kept modest with the addition of an S&B Intake, 4-in Jammer Exhaust from Edge plus a CTS2, Ampd’d Throttle Booster.

Spartan 4x4 is a young company run by young entrepreneurs and motor heads, all in their early 20s. It was founded in 2015 by Robert Bowden III, in his parents’ garage, outside Atlanta, Georgia. Bowden is now only twenty-two years old.

Spartan 4x4 is making a name for itself in the industry for their high quality and unique builds. The Spartan 4x4 shop in Bowling Green, KY is officially now on the map, and has big plans for expansion in the works.

37x12.50xR20 Nitto Trail Grapplers on 20x10 Method NV HD Race Wheels.


Leonidas is a show truck, but it is also the workhorse of the Spartan 4x4 fleet. While it shines up pretty, it also gets work done by pulling Spartan’s 25-foot gooseneck trailer, usually loaded with the shop’s other builds to shows all over the country.

The concept of the Leonidas build was to meld the lifted diesel show truck with the functionality of a chase truck and pre-runner. On top of all that it also had to be a functional tow rig. This was an inspired vision, and one the Spartan 4x4 team managed to pull off with style.


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June 2020