Fornasari RR600 Tender
From Fornasari press:
Yachting style for this model designed for leisure and seascapes. Precious wood finishing and naval details demonstrate once again the possibility of creating a unique vehicle. A very particle car, yet fast and exclusive.
Customization is a must. No color range is taken for reference. Both interior and exterior views are determined according to the clients' taste.
The most exclusive and even the most eccentric materials find their right place. Also, no limits are given for the engine: either 450 or 600 horse power, with 6-speed or automatic gearbox, suspensions ready to win the Dakar or the Grand Prix.
Anything may be required and everything can be satisfied: Formula breaks, hand-hammered body in carbon or aluminum, and even 18" rims or the 23" dizzy 'rings', which can be combined with tires for either desert sands or high-speed circuits.
Even the armor plating becomes peculiar on the RR600. With such a set of size, weight and mechanical features, this protection grants for the best safety solution with no diminishment in the performance level.
Interiors are in leather and aluminum, with particulars sometimes recalling the past (as for the ashtray inspired to the old fashioned deluxe cars) and accessories being the result of the most advanced technology, like satellite connection.
There are 5 large seats inside, with the back seat that can be split. The loading capability is noteworthy for a car showing so much of a sporting attitude without forgetting the undeniable needs of modern life.
All that recalls of the genuine hand manufactured cars. That's why we can find hand hammered and satin aluminum, hand-sewn seams in the leather, pure woollen fitted carpet with leather borders, pedal controls and other parts of the console crafted with care as unique pieces.
Instruments are rounded in shape and the metallic pointers are hand balanced, enriched by all those led lights so familiar to any collectors. Beneath the classic style we find the most advanced technology, as in the satellite alarm combined with the satellite navigator system, linked to the multimedia tool. The car is also furnished with a TV, a VTR player and a video camera for reverse gear.
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 tires from the 285/55/18" up to the 305/35/23" ones.
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 heart consists of the latest generation of engines by General Motors' as reviewed by Fornasari in the U.S.
The result is a light but reliable complex all built in aluminum. 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.