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01-15-2005, 12:52 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/rugbyplaya91/210175big.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>1989 LAFORZA LAFORZA<p>what the hell is it and where did it come from... is it a kit car? It's an italian car, very rare.. somebody is selling it here is the description <p><A HREF="http://www.dealsonwheels.com/search/detailbig.cfm/Autos__ID/210175" TARGET="_blank">http://www.dealsonwheels.com/s...10175</A><p>anybody know? anything about it?

01-15-2005, 07:07 AM
<A HREF="http://www.automotive-technology.com/projects/laforza" TARGET="_blank">http://www.automotive-technolo...forza</A>/<p>LAFORZA MAGNUM PSV PERSONAL SECURITY VEHICLE, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, ITALY<br>Laforza Automobiles, Inc manufactures and distributes luxury-class Italian sport utility vehicles available in the US and Europe. Production of other models, including its armoured vehicles, is scheduled for Spring/Summer 2001. The bodywork is styled by the automotive stylist Thomas Tjaarda and is manufactured in Cherasco, Italy by Laforza International, srl. <p>SPECIFICATION<p>For safety, Laforza offers an 18-gauge steel body, a rugged box-ladder frame, European touring sedan handling and a technologically advanced four-wheel drive. Laforza can easily handle hazardous weather and bad road conditions. <p>POWERTRAIN<p>The car has an electronically fuel injected 5-litre V8 engine, an electronic four-speed automatic transmission with high efficiency overdrive and a full-time all-wheel drive. All these systems are manufactured by Ford Motor Company.<p>POWER ASSISTS <p>The power assists consist of six-way power front seats, power windows, power sliding/tilting moon roof, power door locks, dual power-operated sideview mirrors and a remote operated locking system.<p>DIMENSIONS<p>The overall length of the vehicle is 179in, with a wheelbase of 106 in. Its width is 78.7in, the track-front and rear is 67.8in. The car has a height of 73.6in, and a ground clearance of 6.75in. The turning diameter is 33in and the front hiproom is 62in. The cargo space (seat up) is 40.53ft, while the cargo space (seat folded) is 81.53ft, and the cargo space (seat out) is 96.04ft. The vehicle weighs 4,950lbs and its fuel capacity is 25 gallons.<p>STEERING AND BRAKING<p>The vehicle steering and braking consists of a power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and a power-assisted vented front disc and rear drum brakes.<p>CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION <p>The chassis and suspension are made of a box-ladder constructed steel frame, a heavy-duty independent front suspension with double wishbone and torsion bar design. Other features include the full floating beam axle rear suspension with proportional leaf springs, the high-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers and a two-piece custom HRE 17in aluminium sport wheels with radial tyres.<p>CONVENIENCE <p>Also included are the intermittent windshield wipers, the rear-window defogger, the rear window washer/wiper and the pouches on front doors and front seat backs.<p>MARKET RATIONALE<p>In 2000, Laforza Automobiles, Inc completed its acquisition of all of the assets of Magnum Industriale srl. To date, Magnum has been Laforza's supplier for Laforza bodies, frames, and accessories. <p>For the past few years, primarily in the US, Laforza has manufactured and distributed a luxury sport utility vehicle under the Laforza name-plate. The company is now prepared to go full-speed ahead with its plans to manufacture and market the Laforza Magnum PSV (personal security vehicle) and the Laforza VAV, a military personnel vehicle. The company objective is to provide a new class of vehicle for personal security that looks and performs like a luxury SUV. <p>Typical armoured vehicles are custom-made, adding an average $40,000 to $100,000 to the base price of an automobile. The Laforza Magnum PSV is projected to have a base sticker price of $100,000. Laforza anticipates Italian plant manufacturing capacity to be 200 vehicles for the next year, with expansion of the company's production capacity in the future<br>

01-15-2005, 01:40 PM
wow thanks