Fornasari Racing Buggy

If you take a good, close look at this contraption, you would never even imagine what it really is. Its name even stands for anything but aggressiveness. So, you'd say a buggy, good for racing, good for off-road... We'd say it's rather Satan's weekend buggy and you will soon see why.

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, yet keeping the overall chassis weight down to 150 kg. The suspension triangles are equal on the four sides and they are using welding joints the likes of which can be seen in Formula 1.

Mechanically, the buggy has spawned from the integration of technologies taken from different already existing vehicles. At the heart of the monster lies a
General Motors sourced 7.0l 8 cylinder engine, with heart stopping performances: 610 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 748 Nm at 5,100 rpm. The engine can be mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission, both with six speeds.

This means the Racing Buggy reaches 100 km/hour (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, while running a full kilometer from a standing start in only 23 seconds. The top speed has been limited to 280 km hour (174 mph). To give you a better idea on the Buggy's performances we list all the specs below. One thing you should keep in mind while going through the specs: its price. Fornasari says it will sell it for no less than 80,000 euro a piece.

  • Engine: 7000cc - 8 cylinders
  • Power: 610hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 748 Nm @ 5100 rpm
  • Traction: AWD
  • Length: 435 cm
  • Width: 200 cm(Height: 172 cm
  • Wheelbase: 275 cm
  • Weight: 1600 kg
  • Seats: 5
  • 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
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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