Word of engine maestro Mario Rossi coming out with his own hand tuned range of GRP made motors came out about a week or so back and here we have the fruits of that partnership. The engine above is the new Falcon motor which has been given the Mario Rossi personal go fast treatment and topped off with this great looking magnesium coloured cooling head. He has also put his hand to the Ninja motors and an image of that can be seen below.
GRP, makers of tyres and more recently engines alongside Mario Rossi, have released details of their upcoming clothing line and it seems pretty extensive. Not only do they have their newly designed orange and black t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, fleeces, jackets and hats but they also have shorts and trousers. Pretty extensive and no very easy to show that you support GRP.
GRP have announced the release of their new innovative 3 chamber exhaust system for 3.5cc off road engines. The innovation isn’t the new titanium colored finish but instead with the fact that the need for springs in mounting the exhaust to the manifold is eliminated with a new patented locking system called FLS.
The main novelty is the FLS (Fast Link System), studied and patented by GRP worldwide. This new system eliminates the need for springs, gaskets between the manifold and the pipe. You simply insert them and twist and it locks into place. Not only the FLS is new but also the pipe is made from a harder material, titanium finishing and a true 3 chamber model, guranteeing high performance and low noise.
Italian webzine Automodellismo.net have a insightful interview with Maurizio Gandini who, along with twin brother Stefano, run the world famous and ultra successful GRP. The article hits upon the companys history, production output of 1.4 million sets of tires a year and goes into further details about their move, in collaboration with Mario Rossi, to produce engines which have gone on to win their first World title in Australia this year in the car of Japanese driver Keisuke Fukuda.