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FounderGiuseppe Fornasari
Defunct2015 (rose again from 2019)
HeadquartersVicenza, Montebello Vicentino, Italy

Fornasari was an Italian car manufacturer that was created in 1999 by Giuseppe Fornasari [it]. The company made sports cars and SUVs, entering the market when Italian cars were dominating the sports car scene. Their first vehicle was an odd three-door SUV fitted with a Chevy-sourced engine. A couple of years later, the company started venturing into more conventional sports cars.

Fornasari was declared bankrupt by the Tribunal of Vicenza on 9 September 2015,[1] but rose again with their new model, Gigi 311 GT at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.[2]


Fornasari RR99 at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Model lineup:

Fornasari Gigi 311 GT at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
  • Fornasari LM (Le Mans) (1996), a coupé based on the Callaway Le Mans cars, which mounts a 5700cc v8 with 450 PS (331 kW) at 5700 rpp, speed> 300 km/h (186 mph)
  • Fornasari RR450 (2003), a three-door SUV mounted with a Chevrolet engine with 450 hp, Speed 280 km/h (174 mph), 0–100 km/h in 4.5 sec
  • Fornasari RR600 (2004 —), a three-door SUV mounted with a Chevrolet engine with 600 hp, Speed 280 km/h (174 mph), 0–100 km/h in 4.2 sec
  • Fornasari Gruppo B (2007 —), a non-offroad "hot hatch" version of the RR450/RR600.[3]
  • Fornasari Tender (2008 —), a two-door offroad pickup with yacht-like styling.
  • Fornasari RR99 (2009 —), a four-door SUV mounted with a Chevrolet engine with 610 hp that does 0–100 km/h in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).
  • Fornasari Racing Buggy (2009 —), a street legal three-door buggy made for racing.
  • Fornasari Gigi 311 GT (2019 —), a two-seater sports car based on Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato, lying custom space frame with components sourced from the Corvette C7, including a V8 engine available with up to 641hp (650CV) and 590lb-ft (800Nm) of torque, a top speed can reach 340 km/h (211 mph).[4][5]


  1. ^ "Portale dei Fallimenti di Vicenza". p. 121. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Obscure Italian Sports Cars We'd Love To Own". Hotcars. 29 January 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Fornasari Cars".
  4. ^ "The Fornasari 311 GT Looks Italian But Is Actually A Coachbuilt Corvette". Carscoops. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  5. ^ "10 Things We Just Learned About The Fornasari Gigi 311 GT". Hotcars. 20 October 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2023.

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