Friday, July 10, 2009

Fornasari Racing Buggy

The Racing Buggy by Italian carmaker Fornasari is an extreme 2-door sporty SUV with a 2+2 seat layout, an extreme exterior design and a 7.0 liter V8 engine. It will debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale with a price of about 80,000 Euros.
The exterior is offered with two-tone paintwork as a standard, with the main body in matt finish. Customers can choose among different materials for the exterior trims - alumium, carbon fiber and titanium.
The main dimensions are a length 435 cm, a width of 200 cm and a height of 172 cm, with a wheelbase of 275 cm and a total weight of 1600 kg.
The structure is a custom built molybdenum-chrome tubular chassis which comprises more than 40 tubes and has a total weight under 150 kg. The suspension system adopts a double wishbone layout with welded joints, inspired from the Formula One cars.
The engine is a GM-derived 7.0 liter V8 unit which delivers 610 hp at 6,1000 rpm and 748 Nm at 5,100 rpm.
It can be coupled to either a manual or an automatic transmission, both with six speeds.
The all-wheel drive system adopts a Viscous Coupling center differential (60% rear, 40% front) and a Rear Dana44 Axle Assembly with Limited Slip at the rear.
accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, and from 0 to 1,000 m in 23 seconds. The top speed is limited to 280 km/h.
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