The Laforza, which is Italian for "the Force", an italian luxury SUV powered by Ford. There's not a lot of information available on these, as they are no longer on the market and only produced and imported in low numbers. The AutoProphet spotted one the other day and posted on his blog about it. Then he suggested I post on it, since he knows that I'll post on anything even remotely Ford related.
For federalization Laforza chose the Ford 5.0 L motor from the Mustang. That meant that owners would have a reliable and easily serviced powertrain, and one less worry. As I recall, they came out around 1989 and were aimed squarely at Range Rover owners and others who wanted a more luxurious SUV. You have to remember that back then none of the Luxury brands made SUVs.
Range Rover was the SUV for Beverly Hills or Scarsdale, the one to be seen in. I mean you surely didn't want to have a Suburban or a Bronco in the driveway next to your Porsche, did you?
And this Lambo was just for the super rich, with it's V-12 and military type suspension. I understand, and I may be wrong, but most of these went to the Middle East. I've only ever seen one on the road here in New York.
So this wasn't such a bad idea, beating Acura, Lexus, Lincoln and Cadilac to the punch. But I think they only lasted a few years, until the mid 90's. If you do a web search, most of what you wil find are ads for used ones. I can't find much, but click the header for an enthusiast site, and below for a company(?) site.