The Fornasari 311 GiGi GT Looks Italian But Is A Coachbuilt Corvette

First seen at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The coachbuilt model’s design is inspired by the classic Italian front-engine GTs of the 1950s, featuring an aluminium body and offered either as a coupé or a convertible.

Under the retro-body is a custom space frame with components sourced from the Corvette C7. Including a V8 engine available with up to 641hp. It has a six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic offered as an option.

Fornasari claims that the 311 GT can reach 62mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of up to 211mph.

Although the interior comes from the Corvette C7, Fornasari has heavily customised the design with its trim and leather materials. The Italian company offers its customers the ‘most complete and eccentric materials’ to personalise their 311 GT.

In the early ‘90s, Giuseppe Fornasari began importing Corvette C4s and modifying them with the help of the famed Corvette tuner Callaway. He then raced them in the Italian GT Championship with some success.

In the late ‘90s, however, he began designing his custom cars. His cars were utterly unheard of at the time: High-performance SUVs.

Fornasari was an Italian car manufacturer created in 1999 by Giuseppe Fornasari. The company made sports cars and SUVs. On 9 September 2015, Fornasari was declared bankrupt by the Tribunal of Vicenza. Interestingly, their website is still ‘live’, and they did display at the 2019 Geneva Show; sadly, nothing has been heard of them since.