Established by Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola and Marco Goffi on 1 January 2005, STUDIOTORINO aims to design cars and create one-off sports car bodies. Unique handcrafted "ad personam" pieces or in limited editions, for those who see in cars their three-dimensional expression of dreams and emotions.
Alfredo's wish for 2019 is to be able to celebrate his family's 100 years of work in the Automobile industry.
For Studiotorino, also the study of Classic Cars is of great interest, In particular the historic concept cars created over the years by the illustrious masters of the industry.
STUDIOTORINO creates one-off for clients and collectors who share a passion for custom-built sport cars. Top-notch mechanics and meticulous handcrafted bodywork are the perfect combination for making "fine sports cars". The cars are built one at a time, piece by piece, in the finest Turin tradition. Additional technical support is provided by the best sponsors and partners.
The company's strategy relies on its organizational conception. It seeks partnerships with top-notch craftsmen and collaborates with the most prestigious names in the automotive field. Collaboration with the most renowned design schools and important projects with illustrious universities make STUDIOTORINO a point of reference for young students who have a special passion for automobiles.
Studiotorino also provides 'advisor' consultancy to primary brand operators.
Alfredo Stola 's 25 years of work experience in the model and show car sector and his close partnership with leading car builders is the guarantee that STUDIOTORINO will provide its passionate clients state-of-the-art technology and refined craftsmanship one-off sports cars.
In those years, there were many opportunities for meetings with extraordinary men from the automotive world.
One of these was with Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, which took place between 1998 and 1999 on the occasion of the construction of two style models of the Cayenne, for the Porsche Design studio in Zell am See.
Interesting moments in his office would be the inspiration for two Stola S.p.A. prototypes a few years later. the S82 and the GTS and later with STUDIOTORINO with the Ruf RK Spyder and RK Coupè and finally the Moncenisio.
Precisely in March 2003, at the Geneva Motor Show, Stola S.p.A. presented the GTS prototype, based on the Porsche Boxter Type 986 with the iconic Gulf livery.
Alfredo Stola, remembering the collection of scale models in the Professor's office, in the spring of 2003 after the Salon, sent the first 1/43 example hand-made by the Brianza brothers together with the CD for journalists, directly to Porsche Design, via DHL.
It was truly incredible, many years later, to see his photographic portrait in his office published in 2012 in the book “Origin of the species” by Karl Ludvigsen, with the same GTS model with the CD for journalists on his right on the desk.
This photo portrait of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche in his office in Zell am See appears in Karl Ludvigsen's book “The Origin of the Species” published in 2012.
It seems that this shot is from September 2003. At the bottom left on the desk you can see the scale model of the Stola GTS with the CD for journalists on it.
Friendships and personal relationships born from a pure and shared passion are strong and on going. Men from the automobile industry, passionate people, and in particular "style and engineering masters" are an example and an uninterrupted source of inspiration for Studiotorino.
On June 16, 2005 in Turin at the Museo dell' Automobile Biscaretti di Ruffia, with the presentation of its first prototypes, RUF RK and R Spyder, STUDIOTORINO completed its first creative cycle and officially gave way to the upon-request production of the first "One Off" based on the Porsche Boxster my 2005 type 987.
On August 18, 2006 in California, as a natural evolution of the project, STUDIOTORINO presented the RUF RK Coupé at the "Quail Lodge" in Carmel, starting on this occasion the upon request production of the second "One Off" model based on the Porsche Cayman my 2006 type 987.
On February 8, 2008 STUDIOTORINO started a second creative cycle. The "Scrigno Tesori d'Italia" exhibition in Rome provided the occasion to present the Maserati "Cinqueporte" and Fiat 500 PEPITA born as style, trim and colour project commissioned by Studio M.
An exclusive station wagon with a sporty character and a small car rich in detail.
Both custom-built cars as in our tradition with the support of the technical Parnters Salt Gavina, ADM and Daniele Gagione
September 5th, 2008, On behalf of STUDIOTORINO, Gianfranco Gavina (Salt), organized a meeting at the Hotel George V in Paris, Present were HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Alfredo Stola and the stylist Daniele Gaglione.
The prince requested two styling studies for a possible "One Off", to be realized on a chassis from an Audi R8 or Bugatti Veyron.
The following October 16th , in order to examine the progress of the project taking place in Turin, Alfredo Stola organized a visit in Maserati and Ferrari to meet Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati.
An unforgettable day, two extraordinary events, especially the Turin –Modena- Maranello return trip aboard the Prince's personal Bugatti Veyron
On December 22nd the final presentation of the drawings took place in Turin; a project appreciated by the prince but remaining a paper exercise. It was however, an important experience and the start of interesting relationship.