Saturday, May 30, 2009
The 2009 Fornasari Racing Buggy has been designed with 2 levels of mechanical; one is more accessible and a little less performance and the other one uses the classic architecture of Fornasari with a tube chassis, overlapped triangle suspensions and a Chevrolet motorization.
The skeleton of the car is consists of a steel piping chassis in molybdenum-chrome with more 450 pipelines running across in order to obtain stiffness and torsion capability, and weighing less than 150 kg.
The engine is 6-liter V8 - all built in aluminum, light but reliable complex and generates 602hp and 552 lb-ft @ 5100 rpm of torque. The Buggy's engine is latest generation of engines by US General Motors, reviewed by Fornasari under the guidance of the specialist, Mr. Cottrell.
Power is transmitted to all four wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission. The car accelerates from zero to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds, and with a top speed of 174mph. The total weight of the car is 1850kg.
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