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Fornasari Racing Buggy news - Bring on the zombies… - 2009

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We thought, when
we saw that gigantic Conquest Knight XV earlier this month, that we’d found the
ultimate post-apocalypse vehicle. But this, the Fornasari Racing Buggy, would
give the XV a damn good fight in the desolate, post-nuclear landscape.

Forna-who? Fair
question. Fornisari is an Italian company established 10 years ago that makes
weird, luxurious SUVs that we’ve never previously had any desire to own.

But the Racing
Buggy might just change that. Firstly because it’s got 610bhp on tap, courtesy
of a GM-sourced 7.0-litre V8. Secondly because it’ll hit 60mph in under four
seconds - as quick as a Corvette ZR1 - thanks in part to a smart four-wheel-drive system that plumbs 60 per cent of the power to the rear wheels.

And thirdly
because you’ll be able to drive it on the roads. Even before the apocalypse
wipes out traffic cops. Yes, it might look like an off-road racer, but
Fornasari promises that the Racing Buggy will be completely road legal, with
luxurious seating for five.

OK, we’ll be
surprised if it ever actually happens - it’s not looking exactly production
ready in this rendering - but if it does, we’ll be the first ones knocking on
Fornasari’s showroom door when the four horsemen come trotting into town…

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