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    Thread: Rossion Prototype Race Car "Track Day Killer Sneak peek"

    1. 08-04-2012 11:20 PM #71
      Had the pleasure of going to the shop and talking with Mr. Grunes last year. Lots of awesome stuff, though too bad something like this wasn't there.

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      08-09-2012 02:44 PM #72
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      I'm not the biggest fan of that big rossion logo in the middle of the hatch

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      08-09-2012 03:45 PM #73
      nice heatshields.

      yeah, can't you remove that huge emblem? looks like a decal?
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      08-09-2012 04:16 PM #74
      Yeah, it can be removed.

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      08-09-2012 05:26 PM #75
      This.is.awesome!

      What is the wheel base on that thing? Please post videos of rippage when it is time
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      08-09-2012 06:45 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Albeezy36 View Post
      This.is.awesome!

      What is the wheel base on that thing? Please post videos of rippage when it is time
      The wheelbase 96in. This 2.0L is really close to being finished. I think i'll be able to post a start up video soon and eventually down the road some track videos.

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      08-09-2012 08:15 PM #77
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      track videos.
      In for that

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      08-17-2012 02:45 PM #78
      The Rossion RP120-R fired on the first try this morning. Here's the first start up video. There's still some data logging, and finalizing that needs to be done.

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      08-17-2012 03:21 PM #79
      More progress and videos to come, stay tuned

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      08-20-2012 10:22 AM #80
      Here's another short video of the first drive outside


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      08-20-2012 10:41 AM #81
      Awesome build and great job. Can't wait to see video of this on the track.

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      08-20-2012 11:23 AM #82
      Saw one for the first time in Helen Georgia for a car show. Spoke to the owner for a bit, said it drove better than a ferrari and that's why he chose it.

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      08-20-2012 12:04 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by a4 View Post
      Awesome build and great job. Can't wait to see video of this on the track.
      This build is taking place by rossion down in florida, i'm just sharing the build through them.

      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      Saw one for the first time in Helen Georgia for a car show. Spoke to the owner for a bit, said it drove better than a ferrari and that's why he chose it.
      That looks like an older '08 model, they've come a long way since then. I know from experience that they handle great out on the track, but i'm not going to sit here and say that they drive better than a ferrari.
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      08-20-2012 01:43 PM #84
      Rossion RP120-R Pictures:





















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      09-09-2012 07:20 PM #85
      Some pictures from the q1 race car unveiling















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      09-10-2012 02:26 PM #86
      looks like the car came together pretty well!

      that statue with the exhaust pipes coming out of it is intense
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      09-10-2012 04:23 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      looks like the car came together pretty well!

      that statue with the exhaust pipes coming out of it is intense
      Yeah it's coming along nicely. Waiting on some engine tuning details and track testing/videos.

      I'll try and get some info on that statue.

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      09-10-2012 04:24 PM #88
      Hope to see this thing screaming around VIR sometime
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      09-18-2012 06:20 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by pentaxshooter View Post
      Hope to see this thing screaming around VIR sometime
      If all goes according to plan. Spring or early summer next year i'll be at vir with it.


      Here's some recent pictures of the 2.0L







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      09-21-2012 05:18 PM #90
      Update: Big changes with the 2.0L track car. They integrated the new '13 Focus ST Ecoboost 2.0L GTDI engine. Quote from rossion

      Well, I am sure our friends must be wondering what happened to our race car and why it has not as yet hit the track. About three weeks ago a new 2013 Ford Focus 2.0L EcoBoost motor arrived at our doorstep from Ford Racing Technologies.

      During the tuning phase of the 2.0L Duratec, we were contacted by Ford Racing Technologies requesting that we integrate the new 2013 Ford Focus ST Ecoboost 2.0L GTDI engine and six speed Getrag manual gearbox. Of course we obliged and are happy to report that the integration is complete. Final tuning will be completed by Ford Racing Technologies.

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      09-21-2012 05:25 PM #91
      The 2.0L duratec is still available for production including the bigger six cylinder options.

      More photos and info in the next few weeks

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      09-21-2012 05:40 PM #92
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    23. 09-21-2012 07:24 PM #93
      Love this project. I'd just like to see some styling tweaks to the car to update it a bit.

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      10-05-2012 05:38 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Love this project. I'd just like to see some styling tweaks to the car to update it a bit.
      I agree. The only thing i can think of that i want to integrate, is more carbon fiber like this splitter as an example

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      10-05-2012 05:44 PM #95
      More photos of the 2.0L Ecoboost engine package. Fits very well in the Q1 chassis.

      The engine integration is complete, and they're doing a cooling system check now before going to the track to test.

      Track videos to follow soon














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      10-24-2012 05:58 PM #96
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      10-24-2012 06:46 PM #97
      Any word on how much power the new engine is making?

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      10-24-2012 07:53 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by The Holy Molar View Post
      Any word on how much power the new engine is making?
      They told me this new 2.0L 4 cylinder single turbo Ecoboost is producing 300 HP in a sub 2000lb finished chassis.

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      11-16-2012 08:22 AM #99
      Over the past few days i've been hearing some rumors that rossion is currently out of business. Some people i know in the noble/rossion community told me from reliable sources that the shop is empty, the online store is down, and currently they do not have any employees on the payroll as of right now. Also they are not answering any phone calls either. I won't be updating this thread anymore unless they come back. I hope this isn't true. I'll continue to try and contact them.


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      11-16-2012 09:00 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by RQ1 View Post
      Over the past few days i've been hearing some rumors that rossion is currently out of business. Some people i know in the noble/rossion community told me from reliable sources that the shop is empty, the online store is down, and currently they do not have any employees on the payroll as of right now. Also they are not answering any phone calls either. I won't be updating this thread anymore unless they come back. I hope this isn't true. I'll continue to try and contact them.

      Say it ain't so man. Please tell me this is just some sort of late April Fool's joke.

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      11-16-2012 09:29 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by RQ1 View Post
      Over the past few days i've been hearing some rumors that rossion is currently out of business. Some people i know in the noble/rossion community told me from reliable sources that the shop is empty, the online store is down, and currently they do not have any employees on the payroll as of right now. Also they are not answering any phone calls either. I won't be updating this thread anymore unless they come back. I hope this isn't true. I'll continue to try and contact them.

      yikes! i wonder if they generated enough orders to support their boutique car-making
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      11-16-2012 12:20 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      Say it ain't so man. Please tell me this is just some sort of late April Fool's joke.

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      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      yikes! i wonder if they generated enough orders to support their boutique car-making
      As of now it does look like they're out of business. I sent out another email to the rossion parts guy, haven't heard anything back yet. I also heard from two more people that have been trying to contact rossion a few times this week and no responses back either. I hope this isn't true.

      The rossion is truly an awesome/fun car and it would be sad to see the company go out of business. Sad, also that all the potential plans for the Q1 could be no more.
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      11-17-2012 03:49 PM #103
      Great news

      I just received an email from my parts guy at rossion explaining to me that they're in the process of moving to new facility and they're not out of business.

      I guess i should think twice before listening to these reliable sources in the future.

      It probably will take some time for them to make any progress with the race car in the near future because of this move. As soon as i receive updates, i'll post them.

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      11-17-2012 06:41 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by RQ1 View Post
      Great news

      I just received an email from my parts guy at rossion explaining to me that they're in the process of moving to new facility and they're not out of business.

      I guess i should think twice before listening to these reliable sources in the future.

      It probably will take some time for them to make any progress with the race car in the near future because of this move. As soon as i receive updates, i'll post them.
      Good to hear!

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      11-17-2012 09:12 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by RQ1 View Post
      Great news

      I just received an email from my parts guy at rossion explaining to me that they're in the process of moving to new facility and they're not out of business.

      I guess i should think twice before listening to these reliable sources in the future.

      It probably will take some time for them to make any progress with the race car in the near future because of this move. As soon as i receive updates, i'll post them.

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