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Performance Grilles

In the world of car customisation, enthusiasts constantly are finding new ways to improve the appearance & performance of their vehicles. A popular modification that has gained significant traction is the installation of car grille upgrades. 

Adding a new grille to your car not only adds a unique look to the front end but also offer subtle benefits around the airflow, cooling, and overall performance.

We will jump into detail surrounding performance grilles, exploring their purpose, design variations, installation considerations, and the advantages they bring to passionate car modification enthusiasts.

What is a Performance Grille?

A performance grille, also known as a mesh grille or a sport grille, is an aftermarket part that replaces the stock look on your car. Our Grilles are constructed from the highest quality material using ABS plastic, most featuring a mesh pattern or a series of closely spaced bars. 

An upgraded grille is designed to serve two primary purposes, first is enhancing the vehicle’s aesthetics, secondly improving airflow for better cooling and performance.

Function and Design

The functionality of a performance grille is to optimise the airflow to the engine bay & other vital components, such as the intercooler or radiator.

Featuring an open mesh design or strategicallly positioned bars, RSR Performance grilles allow for a greater volume of air to pass through whilst minimising restriction. 

This increase in airflow supports in dissipating heat more efficiently, further preventing overheating & maintaining an optimal operating temperature resulting in slight improvements in performance.

Our aftermarket grille design comes in various styles, creating a unique look to match the vehicle’s aesthetics. We provide everything from honeycomb patterns to mesh inserts, our performance grilles are designed to be an exact OEM replacement, meaning no drilling is required. We pride ourselves on constructing the most eye-catching grille replacements. 

Certain grilles also incorporate integrated features such as enlarged air intakes, splitters, or ducts, which further enhance airflow and cooling ability.

Installation Considerations

Considering the installation of a performance grille is simple, though it’s essential to keep a few key points in mind:

  • Compatibility: Ensuring that the grille you choose is designed specifically for the make and model. Different vehicles models have unique grille sizes and mounting points, selecting the right year and model ensures a proper fit.
  • Material: There are various materials, each with their own benefits. our ABS plastic offers affordability, flexibility & durability for a long last premium look.
  • Installation Method: Grilles are typically designed to be a direct replacement for the factory grille (though not all). The installation process involves removing the OEM, disconnecting any components, and mounting then the aftermarket version. We ensure you do not need any additional bolts, clips, or adhesive for a simple upgrade. 

Benefits of Performance Grilles

  • Airflow & Cooling: Aftermarket grilles facilitate better airflow to the engine bay and cooling components, this promotes fully efficient heat dissipation. The results of this are lower operating temperatures, reducing the risk of overheating, improved performance and reliability, especially when driving your car hard during track use.
  • Enhanced Engine Performance: Allowing a more volume of clean air to reach the engine results in better performance, improving combustion efficiency, the inturn this leads to increased power and torque output. The improvement in airflow has benefits to a forced induction system, reducing intake air temperatures and increasing power delivery.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: The most common reason is the visual transformation to the front end. Upgrading gives more of an aggressive and sporty look. Whether it’s a subtle mesh design or a bold intricate pattern, grilles add a touch of personality and individuality to your car’s exterior.
  • Customisation Options: At RSR Performance we offer a wide range of styles and finishes, our grilles provide opportunities for car owners to tranform their cars look. Whether you’re aiming for a sleek and stealthy look or a bold and attention-grabbing statement, RSR Performance allow enthusiasts to embrace their unique style.


With the addition of a performance grille these are more than just an aesthetic upgrade for car enthusiasts. Actually offering practical advantages by improving airflow, cooling, and overall engine performance. Their ability to enhance a vehicle’s appearance while providing functional benefits, we can see why performance grilles are a popular choice for those seeking a distinctive and personalised look. 

So, whether you’re looking to elevate your car’s performance or add a touch of aggressiveness to its front end, Shop our performance grilles as an accessory that combines style and functionality in one compelling package.

In the world of automotive customisation, enthusiasts are constantly seeking ways to give that unique appearance and performance to their vehicles. We can see why a grille is one of the most popular modifications owners make, from the simple install to the visual impact aftermarket grilles is only going to become more popular.