FORNASARI CARS

24.09.2006 NEW MODEL: FORNASARI RR600

The RR 600 is the latest Fornasari SUV to arrive on the market, an evolution of the RR450 model. With a carbon fibre/kevlar body, 610bhp from its 6.0 Chevrolet-sourced V8 engine, a top speed of 280 km/h and 0-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds it continues the Italian firm's recent tradition of creating ultra-fast off-roader capable vehicles.

Officially the story of Fornasari began in 1999 with the company founded by Mr. Giuseppe Fornasari and some friends of him as supporters. As a matter of fact, the adventure in the world of motors started in the early '90s, importing Corvettes from the U.S. and preparing them for racing. The world of racing and Grand Tourism cars has been marking the entire life of the promoter of this enterprise. His father Gigi had been a very skilled racer for Alfa and Maserati in the '50s and from him the founder could receive not merely the passion for cars, but also a valuable asset of technical know-how and human knowledge. The names that have been characterising the Italian sports cars in the past are often quite familiar ones. The world made of amateurs, collectors and technicians is a small one, where situations occur one after the other - each different though equal to the others.

The new Fornasari RR600 is the third model from the company and it joins the RR450, another SUV and their first production model, and the Le Mans, a two-seat sportscar, in their model line-up. The RR600 is characterised by its new LS2 Chevrolet engine, a 6.0 litre V8 cylinder unit built to Fornasari's specifics, with improved mechanicals, shorter gearbox ratios and a better power management.

The interiors have also been improved over the RR450 model, and are now more comfortable and wider thanks to the solutions that increase the comfort inside. Preparations offer the maximum grade of customization, according with Fornasari philosophy.
 

FORNASARI RR600
FORNASARI RR600
FORNASARI RR600

The RR600 is characterised by its new LS2 Chevrolet engine, a 6.0 litre V8 cylinder unit built to Fornasari's specifics, with improved mechanicals, shorter gearbox ratios and a better power management.

FORNASARI RR600
FORNASARI RR600

The RR 600 is the latest Fornasari SUV to arrive on the market. With a carbon fibre/kevlar body, 610bhp from its 6.0 Chevrolet-sourced V8 engine, a top speed of 280 km/h and 0-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds it continues the Italian firm's recent tradition of creating ultra-fast off-roader capable vehicles.


Both interior and exterior layouts and finishes are determined according to the clients' taste. The line is clearly distinguished by that one of RR450, both for the front and the back and the sides, and it's proposed in two kind of front variants: one, more classic, with four headlights and the other, more sporting, with 2 headlights. The steel piping chassis in molybdenum-chrome assures an extraordinary lightness and versatility. Suspensions, Proflex or Ohlins, have an independent oil tank.

These characteristics make the RR600 a car without competitors: its maximum speed arrives to 280 km/h and have an acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds. Body in carbon and Kevlar assures high resistance and great reliability. The car, which weights only 1700 kg, has two motorizations: 500-600 hp. As far as the gearbox is concerned, either the six-speed one or a 4-speed automatic one is available. The traction is integral 4WD. Power gets transmitted to the wheels in three different ways: by a central viscous joint 38/62, standard 40/60, or with reduced gears. Standard rims and tires are 20", but you can choose from 16" (races) up to 23", according to the clients' taste and use.

FORNASARI RR600 - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Engine: 6000cc - 8 cylinders; Power: 610hp @ 6000 rpm; Torque: 748 Nm @ 5100 rpm; Traction: Integral 4WD
Dimensions: Length: 440 cm; Width: 206 cm; Height: 167 cm; Wheelbase: 300 cm
Weight: 1650 kg
Seats: 5
Performance: Max speed (self-limited): 280 km/h; Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.8 seconds; 1 Km run in: 23 seconds
Drive Train (4WD): Central differential: Viscous coupling 60% rear, 40% front; Rear differential: Dana 44 slip limited; Automatic transmission: Hydra-matic 4 speed with overdrive; Manual transmission: Borg Warner 6 speed; Gear ratios: Automatic: 1^3.06, 2^1.63, 3^1.00, 4^ 0.70, reverse 2.29; 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

 

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