Laforza SUV 4X4 made in Italy and USA

1989 Other Makes Laforza

Technical specifications of Other Makes Laforza 1989

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
Make: Other Makes
Model: Laforza
Type: SUV
Year: 1989
Mileage: 83,000
VIN: 4BWVF50F5LP001181
Color: Gray
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Tan
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1989 Laforza SUV, THE ONE and ONLY vehicle to crash through the DOT crash test barrier in 1989. Made in Italy on the same assembly line as the Ferrari Testarosa! Powered in USA with a Ford 5.0 motor. This unit has a fresh motor less than 1000 miles on the motor. When I got the truck it had one bad cylinder so dropped in a fresh motor.
Body is straight. Paint is good few chips and such. was originally lite blue now in dark gray. re-paint was because could not stand to have a baby blue truck.
Has a few issues that need addressing, Air Conditioner for one. Slow windows.Good base for a conversion to modern turbo diesel (thats what I really wanted to do)
History of Laforza from Wikipedia, "TheRayton-Fissore Magnumis an Italian-designed and built luxury off-roader, in small scale production between 1985 and 2003. The American V8 powered versions were marketed asLaforza.

The Magnum began life intended for military and police use, but theTom Tjaardadesigned car, fitted with Italian leather interior and a range of 4, 6 and 8-cylinder engines was marketed as a "luxury 4x4" competing with theRange Rover. European-market Magnums received a range of more fuel-efficient smaller engines, to reflect European market conditions, including turbodiesels.

The vehicle was refreshed in 1998 with a facelifted design to include more modern amenities, but still used the same basic body and drivetrain.

  • 1Rayton-Fissore
    • 1.1Engines
  • 2Laforza
    • 2.11989 to 1993
    • 2.21995 to 1998
    • 2.31998 to 2003
  • 3Gallery
  • 4References

The origin of the Laforza is the Rayton-Fissore Magnum 4x4, presented in July 1984.[2]This vehicle was based on the shortened and lowered chassis of a projected medium-weight military off-roader called theIveco"40 PM 10" (this project ended up being adopted as theIveco VM 90). While the original Magnum prototype used the same turbodiesel engine as does theIveco Turbodaily, the 2,445ccSofimturbodiesel which ended up being installed in most of the Rayton-Fissore Magnums was projected from an early stage.[3]The front and rear differentials, suspension, and brakes were carried over from the Iveco truck, which was based on the four-wheel drive version of theIveco Daily.[3]

1986 Rayton-Fissore Magnum Turbo D

The body shell added additional strength to thechassisthrough a construction technique developed by Rayton Fissore called “UNIVIS”. The body consisted of a square tubular structure bolted to the “C” frame with 10 rubber mounts (silent block).


The first Laforza arrived in the United States between 1988-89 with some modifications to the Magnum 4x4 base frame.[citation needed]The major differences included: reinforced and modified cross members, (transmission) and other details to use the 4,942cc (301.6cuin)Ford V8(more commonly known as the "5.0") EFI engine and the AOD transmission, coupled with a "2wd high, 4wd high, 4wd low" Newprocess 229 transfer case (select-track).

The body underwent some minor restyling, bumpers and tail lights were different, as well as the headlights and grille. The Magnum 4x4's leather interior was retained in the American version, but upgraded with a new type of dash and seats as well as the center tunnel and the door panels.

1989 to 1993[edit]

Laforza 5-liter featuresFord5.0 EFI V8 (truck version, speed density) with automatic over drive transmission (AOD) and high/low gears transfer case (Newprocess model 229)."

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