Mosler is one of the most interesting upstart automakers to have survived the 1980s and '90s. Its Consulier GTP was ugly, but effective, and able to out-lap more powerful cars with its tiny turbocharged 2.2-liter engine from Chrysler. The company, founded by its namesake Warren Mosler, has persevered for 28 years since its founding in 1985, its latest and last vehicle being the MT900 supercar. We have news, however, that its independent streak has ended: Mosler has been acquired by RP High Performance, the private entity that also owns Rossion.

You may remember Rossion as the company formerly named 1G Racing, which got its start as the sole importer and distributor of British-built Noble supercars. It eventually bought the rights to produce its own version of the Noble M400 and M12, which it called the Rossion Q1.

The announcement of Mosler's acquisition on Rossion's website doesn't give many details, but does confirm that the latter's co-owner, Ian Grunes, will be President of the new company, and that all assets of both companies will be combined. Henceforth, however, the Mosler name will no longer be used and all new cars will carry the Rossion name. As to which new cars are on their way, Rossion only says they will be in 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder configurations, and make extensive use of Mosler's expertise in lightweight composites.
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RP High Performance acquires Rossion and Mosler!

You may have heard some rumors, theories, what ifs.. But it is now official, RP High Performance a privately owned company has finalized the acquisition of the assets of Rossion Automotive and Mosler Automotive. The new company will operate under the Rossion brand with Ian Grunes as President. This deal brings together all the assets of both companies under one roof and management team.

The Mosler name will no longer be used and all new cars produced will carry the Rossion name. The purchase of Mosler allows Rossion to produce and sell more models of vehicles, using the resources and expertise of both companies.

Mosler has a great history based in racing and tremendous amounts of experience in using composites like carbon fiber to produce strong, lightweight and very competitive vehicles. Rossion looks forward to using this technology and expertise to introduce exciting new models in 4, 6 and 8 cylinder configurations to the Rossion line up.


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      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      A shame the Mosler name has to be retired.
      dale.evins
      • 1 Year Ago
      So does this mean the Mosler is now going to get those sweet Hyundai tail lights? That is a lot of money for a kit car.
      F'nBrower
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure why you chose to have a photo gallery with zero pics of the car the article was about....
      Reece Lightning
      • 1 Year Ago
      why would you kill the more renowned name? especially for something that doesn't even sound better..
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Reece Lightning
        Yeah this is a stupid move.
        dss10
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Reece Lightning
        M&A 101: It was most probably one to the terms of the sale. Would you want someone to “own” your name and put it on a product you do not control? I don’t think so especially if it’s somewhat of a unique name like Mosler and is well known in the market that you that they will be selling in. When a company is sold, part of the valuation is for “good will,” part of which is the intangible value of the name of the company. If the name had been sold with the company, I bet it would have had a much higher sales price but I doubt it was ever on the table. Mosler built a company that won races but more importantly showed a different way of winning through good engineering and taking risks I remember reading about them winning races in the 80’s and producing very fast road cars.
          msspamrefuge
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dss10
          "It was most probably one to the terms of the sale. Would you want someone to “own” your name and put it on a product you do not control? I don’t think so especially if it’s somewhat of a unique name like Mosler and is well known in the market that you that they will be selling in." Bingo. This is what I loathed about MJ Acquisitions' ownership of Saleen in spite of its legality. I'm sure plenty of others contributed to its equity by the time Steve left the company, still, the legacy behind its name is very valuable and compelling, and I think it's disingenuous to keep it if its namesake no longer endorses the company. Again, I know such a perspective is rooted more in sentiment than anything, but at the end of the day, isn't customer sentiment key to the market for these kinds of vehicles anyway?
        Cory Stansbury
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Reece Lightning
        Too much ego at play...not enough common sense. -Cory
          Cory Stansbury
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cory Stansbury
          Lol...been responding to too many emails today. Didn't really intend to sign my brilliant piece of literary achievement.
      chrismcfreely
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would take an mt900s over any Ferrari type thing. I hope they don't ruin it.
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is sad. I remember reading about the Consulier back when I was in middle school in '86, '87 or "88. At the time, I was a stupid kid and full of the notion that displacement and brute force were the be all, end all. That article, and that car, broadened my horizons and changed my outlook. I was simply dumbfounded a "crappy" turbo 4 could be used to power such performance. On the heels of that, I discovered Lotus and "adding lightness", and haven't looked back.
      Julius
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmm... saw this on Youtube with a Mosler retrospective - with the sale being "official" May 25th, IIRC.
        Julius
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Julius
        A Motor Trend video, go figure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y45i0Yi8oo&list=FLy5o-GVRHnVYd0ke_vNKaSQ
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      hope they didnt pay much. Mosler hasnt made a car in a couple years.
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