Part of the Geneva Motor Show’s charm is the ability to see some of the lesser known players in the industry and their offerings, like the Italian Fornasari and its undoubtedly retro-styled 311 GT.
The coachbuilt model’s design is inspired by the classic Italian front-engine GTs of the 1950s, featuring an aluminum body and offered either as a coupe or a convertible.
Under its classy body lies 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. It even has a six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic offered in the options.
Fornasari claims that the 311 GT can reach 62mph (100km/h) from a standstill as fast as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of up to 211mph (340km/h).
The interior comes from the Corvette C7 as well, with Fornasari heavily customizing the design with its own trim and leather materials. The Italian company offers the “most exclusive and even the most eccentric materials” to customers in order to tailor their new 311 GT.
The idea behind the Fornasari 311 GT is very likeable and the curvy aluminum bodywork is definitely a head turner but we can’t help but think of a Mini every time we look at its headlights. It also comes with a pretty salty price tag starting at €150,000 (about $170,000) but this was to be expected, right?