Fornasari debuts Chevy-powered RR99 performance 4×4

2010 Fornasari RR99
European niche manufacturer Fornasari has debuted their latest oddball creation. The all-new Fornasari RR99 is supposed to be a 5-door performance SUV, built in Italy and powered by an American V8.

Dubbed the RR99, the latest from the Creazzo-based automaker is some 25cm longer than its three-door predecessors, but thanks to a lightweight tube frame, it weighs only 4080 lbs, significantly less than competing luxury SUV models. This despite the 6.0L General Motors V8 sitting up front, which Fornasari says it has optimized for near-50/50 weight distribution, driving 610 horsepower to all four wheels with a 40/60 rear-biased torque split via limited-slip differential and six-speed Borg Warner transmission.

Wheels are available up to 23 inches, packing optional Brembo brakes mounted to F1-style triangular suspension. But the most ambitious figures come down to the performance: Fornasari claims its exotic 4×4 can do the 0-60 mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds with a 174 mph top speed.

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