As with most custom projects, companies who go through this option understand that it’s a hit-or-miss proposition; some people might like it and some might hate it.

In the case of Italian coachbuilder, Fornasari, their new crossover project, the RR99, definitely falls somewhere in between. The car was initially presented at the Geneva Motor Show back in March and is being described as a luxury grand tourer that offers plenty of off-road capabilities.

It even has an impressive powertrain under its hood, one that features a GM-sourced 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 610 horsepower with a ’north to 60’ time of just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. By all accounts, the RR99 has some serious ponies inside that body. But it starts to get a little tricky when talking about the body. The interior looks luxed-up, which is pretty cool, but the exterior design, is pretty confusing. There are elements of Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Porsche that seem to have been thrown into a giant blender, ratcheted up to peak power, and produced the RR99.

Judging it on its looks leaves a lot to be desired as far as originality is concerned. Thank God, it’s got an impressive powertrain, otherwise this crossover - they really took it literally with that label, didn’t they? - will be as forgettable as anything we’ve seen lately.

For anyone insane enough to want to buy it, Fornasari is currently taking orders.

  • 2013 Fornasari RR99
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  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    174 mph
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  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

The designer should add more classic touch to its exterior to compliment its luxurious interior. The cars powertrain was very impressive!

  (224) posted on 11.9.2011

Although it is a strange car, I must say that I’m so impressed with its powerful engine which I’m sure could give a great speed performance. I hope that they will put it on the market.

  (776) posted on 10.26.2011

I wonder if what will be the interior of this one will look like. Anyway, the engine of it is quite impressive for this strange car but to be honest I didn’t see this one so strange just like what they say.

  (444) posted on 10.17.2011

The engineer or the automaker of this one was really no doubt that they were experiencing insanity and confusion during the making of this weird car. smiley However, I must say that I was still impressed with this one.

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

hahahaha another impressive strange car! I wonder if why didn’t put this kind of concept on the market! smiley Anyway, I have to say that I am also impressed with its powerful engine, it’s quite impressive on it.

  (592) posted on 09.22.2011

Well, the back part is really confusing. Why is it needed to be too huge on that part? It seems like a bee for me, hahaha but I noticed that even though it had a bulky part it’s still had a powerful engine.

  (256) posted on 08.25.2011

Aha. So, that’s the reason why I thinking if this vehicle is a car or a truck. The height of the RR99 is kind of lengthy for a car. Well, it’s a good thing that it adopt the high speed performance of off road vehicle!

  (248) posted on 08.25.2011

haha. This car is definitely a strange car! Hell, I can’t stand on the ugliness of its front hood and the tyres look so cheap. However, it’s a great thing that it has an impressive figure performance.

  (595) posted on 08.25.2011

I’m actually not familiar with Fornasari. Well, just like the writer said, the interior design of the car is the combination of Porsche, Lamborghini and Aston Martin. To be specific, the hood came from Lamborghini, the headlight is from Porsche, and the body shape is from Aston Martin.

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