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Fornasari Racing Buggy


The quirky Italian automobile manufacturer Fornasari has just come up with another unique creation. Useful in any situation and in any weather condition, the Racing Buggy is the company’s latest offering with a more affordable entry-level model as well as high performance version.

The buggy is made with the classic Fornasari architecture, a tubular chassis, triangulated suspensions and a Chevrolet power plant. The Racing Buggy combines a youthful look with a very aggressive attitude.

The most powerful version will get a 7.0 Liter V8 that makes 610 HP that will make the Buggy sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in under 3.8 seconds. VW Manx’s beware.

More information after the jump.

THE RACING BUGGY

Represents the access point to the Fornasari’s world. It has been designed with 2 levels of mechanical; one is more accessible and a little less performance, the other one uses the classic architecture of Fornasari with a tube chassis, overlapped triangle suspensions and a Chevrolet motorization.
This is a vehicle particularly studied for a everyday and every conditions use and particularly indicated for the free time thanks to the possibility to be competed open.

For the rest it keeps unchanged the technical information of the RR600 and a big capacity of a off road and relevant performances on road.
The wheel base is shorter and the line is particularly aggressive and underline the possibility of a use more uninhibited and less binding then the RR600.

MECHANICAL

The car’s skeleton consists of a special steel piping chassis in molybdenum-chrome that means a real space-frame in a 5 users’ model adaptation. More than 450 pipelines go across in order to obtain stiffness and torsion capability with a weight of less than 150 kg. The suspension triangles are equal on the four sides and they are mechanical jewels, with welding joints like those in Formula 1.
The suspensions travel of 240 mm has been studied so as not to affect or change in any extent the geometrical configuration, as it had been set.

THE CHASSIS

The car’s skeleton consists of a special steel piping chassis in molybdenum-chrome that means a real space-frame in a 5 users’ model adaptation. More than 450 pipelines go across in order to obtain stiffness and torsion capability with a weight of less than 150 kg. The suspension triangles are equal on the four sides and they are mechanical jewels, with welding joints like those in Formula 1. The suspensions travel of 240 mm has been studied so as not to affect or change in any extent the geometrical configuration, as it had been set.

THE ENGINE

The heart consists of the latest generation of engines by General Motors’ as reviewed by Fornasari in the U.S. under the specialist Mr. Cottrell. The result is a light but reliable complex all built in aluminium. Sparing of consumption, in compliance with law about gas emissions puts no limits to power exploitation, which comes to be underlined by great values of torque.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine: 6.000cc-8 Cylinders
Power: 610Cv @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 748Nm @ 5100 rpm
Traction: Integral 4WD
Lenght: 520CM
Width: 215CM
Height: 185CM
Wheelbase: 325Cm
Weight: 1850kg
Seats: 5

PERFORMANCE

Max Speed (self-limited): 280KM/H
Accelleration 0-100Km/h: 3.8 seconds
Chilometro da fermo: 23 secondi

DRIVE TRAIN ALL WHEEL DRIVE

Central differential: Viscous coupling 60% rear, 40% front
Rear differential: Dana 44 slip limited
Automatic transmission: Hydra-matic 6 speed
Manual transmission: Borg Warner 6 speed
Gear ratios: Automatic: 4,02/ 2,36 / 1,53 / 1,15 / 0,85 / 0,67 / 3,06.
Manual: 1^2.66, 2^1.78, 3^1.30, 4^1.00, 5^0.74, 6^0.50, reverse 2.90
Axle ratios: Automatic 4.10, Manual 4.56




5 comments:

i think Bowler needs to rethink they’re idea of making race only vehicles and put out some real hardcore off-road dedicated street machines like this to compete. this reminds me a lot of the Bowler Wildcat and Nemesis, only this one comes with 300hp more and has 3 extra seats.

I’d never heard of Fornasari before this post, but they’ve apparently gotten their hands on some of whatever Rinspeed’s smoking.

The car’s bones are in fact a special steel tubing chassis in molybdenum-chrome. More than 450 tubes go across in order to obtain stiffness and torsion capability. Imagine that!

This car looks like a small cars we used to play with when we were young. Although I have to admit this looks great and fantastic

610 HP, 3.8 sec for 0-60...Wow, this Buggy sure know there the real speed is.

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