Senza Pari was started by Ross Martin and Casey Radtke in the spring of 2011, after years of creating custom automotive components for various engine platforms… all the while, the driving idea being to create goal specific power as efficiently and affordable as possible.
It started back in 1999, with a pair of ’87 Toyota Supras dedicated to beating up on the local car scene. As students, funding for power was minimal… and big name parts were out of reach. What was available, however, was a wealth of acquired knowledge and access to tools and welders. Although rudimentary at the time (mostly hand tools, grinders), we were able create very functional intake and exhaust manifolds which we used for our own cars. Gains were impressive, and the Supras rarely encountered anything that could keep up.
Fast forward a few years and most of the hand tools have been replaced with a bit more precise machinery such as band-saws, simple vertical mills, welders were upgraded, and parts became much easier to make. Also, it was around this time we were starting to see increased interest, world-wide. An RB26 intake plenum for drag R32 went to Australia… a 2JZ plenum went to France. Perhaps the biggest project at the time was the twin plenum intake manifold made for the TTC Perfomance twin-turbo V8 Supra, along with several other Toyota V8 swaps.
Fast forward to the current day, and both Supras are long retired. Ross’s Supra has been replaced by a ’94 Rx7 widebody making 620 rwhp @ 24psi. An unofficial pump gas world record at the time (September ’08), we are barely scratching the surface of its potential. Future plans involve rebuilding the engine with a 2-piece E-shaft, new fuel system, new intake and exhaust manifolds, and cranking out upwards of 800-900. Everything (other than the porting on the current motor) has been done in-house.
Casey is currently designing a tube frame chassis that will see power from a twin turbo 1.5UZ Toyota V8 (1UZ block/2UZ heads) that will yield 1000+ hp.
All fabrications are now currently designed and verified in 3D (Solid Works) in order to work out any manufacturing issues well before any metal is cut. There is very little, if any guess-work that goes into the parts. Optimum design is also achieved for a specific goal… for example, equal length runners are just that, exactly equal.
From there, all components are cut out on a Mazak rotary laser (the largest on this side of the globe) to within .003″ tolerance. All parts come out exactly as designed, and allows us to fabricate a much more precise part in less time… which results in a much better product for the end user.
We are constantly updating our manufacturing processes to utilize the latest and greatest methods and technologies in order to produce the highest quality parts.