February 5, 2010

Toy Fair 2010 – GI-MAR

Gi-Mar Mig engine lineup

We bumped into new company GI-MAR in the halls of the fair who were keen to show off their new line of Novarossi based engines. A collaboration between French man Jean Paul Calandreau of JP Racing, who stopped with the production of his own engines last year, and Italian Giovanni Crea. Using Novarossi engines as a base they will introduce a complete line of top level hand tuned engines as well as high performance non hand tuned versions.

Gi-Mar Mig .12

First up is the .12 Mig engine that features a hand worked, perfectly balanced crankshaft, with improved gas flow over the standard crankshaft. A hard black coating on the shaft improves fuel flow and it has been lightened and filled with red silicone for improved performance. The crankcase has been hand modified to remove ribbing around the liner, which combined with its 3 port liner and dished piston ensure good fuel consumption and power. The .21 On road Mig features similar work to the casing, but the crankshaft has been further optimised for optimum balance and additionally black coated. This 9 port engine is the absolute top of the line for on road gas.

Gi-Mar team of Giovanni Crea, Jean Paul Calandreau and Biagio Spataro

In off road they have produced the .21 Mig buggy engine which has 5 ports, turbo plug and a flat piston and thanks to the crankshaft design has very linear power. The engine comes with a plastic carburettor and as with all the Mig engines features an o-ring below the button. The company will also release a similar motor for the Rally Game class as well as lower cost options such as the Typhoon 3 .12 engine that doesn’t have a balanced or coated crankshaft and comes with a flat piston. GI-MAR plan to also release a complete clutch set as well as NT1 parts as used by team driver Biagio Spataro.


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