Laforza Automobiles Enters Into Supply Relationship With Fiat's Iveco Italy

Iveco Italy, a Unit of Fiat, to Supply Custom Diesel Engine

For New Laforza Model



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Laforza Automobiles, Inc.

    ESCONDIDO, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Laforza Automobiles, Inc. (OTC-Pink Sheets:   LFZA) announced today that it
 has entered into a supply relationship with Iveco AIFO, SpA, a manufacturing
 unit of FIAT, SpA. (NYSE:   FIA).
     Laforza will produce new models of its luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV)
 and personal security vehicle (PSV) using Iveco's newest "common rail"
 technology diesel engines; a 4-cylinder, 3.9 liter unit that produces over 500
 pounds of gross torque and over 170 horsepower.
     The new Iveco engines for Laforza meet Euro-3 standards.  The new engines
 are the quietest ever produced by Iveco and allow for substantially reduced
 operating costs, including fuel efficiency and service intervals.
     "We are very pleased to be incorporating these new Iveco engines in our
 new Laforza SUV's," said David Hops, Laforza's chief executive officer.  "This
 is the first SUV application for Iveco, and we hope that this association will
 result in a new class performance for the SUV category," he added.
     The first models featuring the Iveco engine will be produced and sold out
 of Laforza's Italian facilities.
     "We expect to receive very positive feedback from our customers in
 European markets where diesel engines have been accepted as standard
 equipment," said Roger Phillips, consulting General Manager of Laforza
 International, SpA.
 
     About Iveco AIFO, SpA.
     Iveco is one of the largest manufacturers of diesel engines in the world,
 with revenues of over 1.5 billion Euros.  They have produced over 15 million
 engines, of which 4 million remain in service.  Annual diesel engine
 production is over 400,000 units.
 
     For more information about IVECO, visit at www.iveco.com.
 
     For more information about FIAT, visit at www.fiat.com.
 
     About Laforza Automobiles, Inc.
     Laforza Automobiles, Inc. manufactures and distributes luxury-class
 Italian sport utility vehicles available in the United States and Europe.
 New models, including Laforza Magnum armored vehicles, are scheduled for
 production beginning in Spring/Summer 2001.  The bodywork is styled by the
 renowned automotive stylist Thomas Tjaarda and is manufactured in Cherasco,
 Italy by Laforza International, SpA.
 
     For more information about Laforza, visit at www.laforza.com
 
     Laforza is featured at TheStockAdvisor (www.thestockadvisor.com) and
 additional information can be obtained from
 www.thestockadvisor.com/040901lfzaspotlight.htm.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
 the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995.
 Expression of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something other
 than historical fact involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results the
 company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due
 to such risks and uncertainties.
 
     Contact Patrick Rost of PMR and Associates, 760-942-0015, or
 pmrandco@aol.com , for Laforza Automobiles, Inc.
 
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    ESCONDIDO, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Laforza Automobiles, Inc. (OTC-Pink Sheets:   LFZA) announced today that it
 has entered into a supply relationship with Iveco AIFO, SpA, a manufacturing
 unit of FIAT, SpA. (NYSE:   FIA).
     Laforza will produce new models of its luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV)
 and personal security vehicle (PSV) using Iveco's newest "common rail"
 technology diesel engines; a 4-cylinder, 3.9 liter unit that produces over 500
 pounds of gross torque and over 170 horsepower.
     The new Iveco engines for Laforza meet Euro-3 standards.  The new engines
 are the quietest ever produced by Iveco and allow for substantially reduced
 operating costs, including fuel efficiency and service intervals.
     "We are very pleased to be incorporating these new Iveco engines in our
 new Laforza SUV's," said David Hops, Laforza's chief executive officer.  "This
 is the first SUV application for Iveco, and we hope that this association will
 result in a new class performance for the SUV category," he added.
     The first models featuring the Iveco engine will be produced and sold out
 of Laforza's Italian facilities.
     "We expect to receive very positive feedback from our customers in
 European markets where diesel engines have been accepted as standard
 equipment," said Roger Phillips, consulting General Manager of Laforza
 International, SpA.
 
     About Iveco AIFO, SpA.
     Iveco is one of the largest manufacturers of diesel engines in the world,
 with revenues of over 1.5 billion Euros.  They have produced over 15 million
 engines, of which 4 million remain in service.  Annual diesel engine
 production is over 400,000 units.
 
     For more information about IVECO, visit at www.iveco.com.
 
     For more information about FIAT, visit at www.fiat.com.
 
     About Laforza Automobiles, Inc.
     Laforza Automobiles, Inc. manufactures and distributes luxury-class
 Italian sport utility vehicles available in the United States and Europe.
 New models, including Laforza Magnum armored vehicles, are scheduled for
 production beginning in Spring/Summer 2001.  The bodywork is styled by the
 renowned automotive stylist Thomas Tjaarda and is manufactured in Cherasco,
 Italy by Laforza International, SpA.
 
     For more information about Laforza, visit at www.laforza.com
 
     Laforza is featured at TheStockAdvisor (www.thestockadvisor.com) and
 additional information can be obtained from
 www.thestockadvisor.com/040901lfzaspotlight.htm.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to
 the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995.
 Expression of future goals and similar expressions reflecting something other
 than historical fact involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results the
 company achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statements due
 to such risks and uncertainties.
 
     Contact Patrick Rost of PMR and Associates, 760-942-0015, or
 pmrandco@aol.com , for Laforza Automobiles, Inc.
 
                              MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
             http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X56806885
 
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