Fornasari Racing Buggy - Sharp Shape Future
From Fornasary's latest creation we become aware of how they see the near future - Sharp Edges, Chrome Paint and lots of rough POWER. Not to mention we are speaking for a Maxi SUV with off-road capabilities. If the apocalypse is near, you are going to need one.
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.
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 Size is important for the whole car: a real maxi SUV.
Desert wheel-tracks, an American wheel-base, a remarkable height from the ground, a top-class maximum travel of suspensions, ideal in/out angles, a feather-weight, power distribution on both axes as for GT and load distribution near to 50/50. That's all what makes of this off-road vehicle the most similar to a road vehicle in the world.
Its small rolling and pitching allow for smooth driving, while both the power and engine elasticity let you forget to be inside a 5 seats' car. Power gets transmitted to the wheels by means of a central viscous joint releasing a 60% to the back limited-slip differential, while leaving the 40% power left to balance the front differential.
As far as the gearbox is concerned, either the six-speed one or a 4-speed automatic one is available. Also, it is possible to set on board a version with reduced gears, but such a solution compels to a less sportive scheme of transmission.
Brakes come from GM, but a possibility is given to choose the Brembo's ones. Alloy rims are, in alternative, of 18" - 20" or even 23" size AND they host tyres from the 285/55/18" up to the 305/35/23" ones.
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.
FORNASARI RACING BUGGY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine: 7000cc - 8 cylinders Power: 610hp @ 6000 rpm Torque: 748 Nm @ 5100 rpm Traction: Integral AWD Length: 435 cm Width: 200 cm Height: 172 cm Wheelbase: 275 cm Weight: 1600 kg Seats: 5
Max speed (self-limited): 280 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.8 seconds 1 Km run in: 23 seconds
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