Diabolika, an artistic version of the Fiat 500, shows what Studiotorino means for interior and exterior exclusive personalisation
Sitting and driving the Diabolika is like to get in a super New edition of the famous comic strips. Here you can become accomplice and protagonist in a contest to share the everyday exploits of Diabolik and his partner Eva Kant
The driving comfort is emphasized by excellent materials smartly painted on digital printing automotive leather (DPAL) and the precious sewn upholstery which complete this unique car. This time the Diabolika is not pushed by a powerful engine, but by the strength of the imagination.
It is designed and prepared by Studiotorino and Mycrom (www.mycrom.it) in collaboration with the historical publisher Astorina (www.astorina.it; www.diabolik.it ).
The body is painted with a particular mat black supplied by PROIN.T and sprayed by ADM Painting (www.admpainting.it).
Two mat red fins, classic decoration of Studiotorino fine sport cars, characterize this automobile. These colours remind the ones of the original comic strips
The wheeI system fits the new BORRANI spoked rims (www.ruoteborrani.com), reminding the mythical Jaguar E, Diabolik’s personal car.
The 1/50 Diabolika mounts a unique edition of PIRELLI tires, especially hand cut and built with the Diabolik eyes shape. Pirelli will supply the Diabolika with standard tires.
The system is completed by sports drilled disc brakes produced by BREMBO.
An amusing touch completes some details in “decoupage” technique.
The target is to embellish 50 cars, in order to transform them in exclusive specimens, numbered and signed STUDIOTORINO - DIABOLIK Collection.
DIGITAL PRINTING AUTOMOTIVE LEATHER (DPAL)
The technological innovation of this project is the artistic printing on leather.
Maria Paola Stola suggested to transfer the digital printing technology on textile to automotive leather supports. This is the real evolution for the cars’ interiors setting.
The result of this process is a fine leather perfectly identical with the finest single-colour products existing on the market, in touch, smell and wear and tear.
The digital printing technology is a peculiarity of MYCROM, our partner in this project who, following Maria Paola Stola intuitions’, studied for the first time the leather digital printing cycle, obtaining an excellent quality superior to any possible expectation.
The experimentation process was supported in all his aspects by MARIO LEVI company (www.mariolevi.it), supplier of the materials for automotive applications.
THE TURIN TRADITION IN MANUAL UPHOLSTERY
The company SALT (www.salt.to.it), leader in prestigious upholstery realisations and historical technical partner of Studiotorino, sewn the artistic leathers, succeeding in a masterly way coupling in the space the Diabolik characters and contributing to the prototype realization.
Presented in World Première on September 12, 2008, at the Mycrom laboratory in Turin, always in the perimeter of „Turin World Design Capital „ it finds many admirers of Diabolik and the participation of the most important Turin Designers.
As part of an initiative of the Fiat Group, January 21, 2010 in London, seven copyrighted Fiat 500 were gathered and presented in their headquarters in Wigmore Street. The aim was to celebrate the second anniversary of the Fiat 500 in UK.
The Paris Motorvillage during the “Rond Point Des Chaps Elysées” May 15th-20th 2012, presented “WROOMM! Des voitures et des bulles”. A cars and graphic exibition celebrating the Fiat Group products presence in the cartoon world. The 500 Diabolika is one the most expressive examples.
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FIAT 500 SPORT
Printing of leathers and textiles by Mycrom