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Has anyone ever seen one of these turds? I saw one on my way to work the other day. Looks like something someone threw together with spare parts in their Garage.

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I have heard of it, and some people like it, I wouldn't though. It looks boxy.
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ferrari? i know the pic came from mustang world but i don't see the blue oval on there.



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Isn't that made in Russia?

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^No that would be a Lada if it was made in Russia.

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it's not all lada in russia. there are other marks they make.



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I know... I just used Lada as the example because it sounded the closest to LaForza and FTL thought that it was a russian SUV.

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The Laforza 4x4 is made in Italy in the Pininfarina factory. It is primarily for military and police use over there. It has an Alfa Romeo 6-cyl engine in it in Italy.

However, a company called Monster Motorsports in Escondido California imports them into the USA without the engine and transmission.
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There they are equipped with a Ford 5.0 loter V8 and an automatic overdrive transmission. They are then sold as a luxury SUV with Ferrari leather and walnut trim.

Laforzas are designed for low level drops from airplanes and therefore have to be very tough. They weigh 5250 lbs (~2400kg). These are fun off road vehicles as you feel almost indestructable in them.
- Dale F. Griffith [3/'01]
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Makes an old Range Rover look like quality.
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Russians, Italians, same fucking thing man.

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