0012008 Hotel Four Seasons George V Paris HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Pierfranco Gavina - Salt, Alfredo Stola and Daniele Gaglione the designer.

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.

002Modena October 16, 2008. At the Maserati tower, Harald Wester, HRH Khaled bin Alwaleed and Alfredo Stola.003Maranello October 16, 2008. The Prince with his Bugatti Veyron visiting Ferrari.

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

004Turin Caselle October 17, 2008. The Boing 747-400 of the Kingdom Holding Company departing for Riyadh.005Turin Caselle October 17, 2008. The Boing 747-400 of the Kingdom Holding Company departing for Riyadh.

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.

006Sketch proposal for a "one off "based on Bugatti Veiyron.

007Sketch proposal for a " one off " based on Audi R8.

 

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On September 12 in the year of "Torino World Design Capital 2008", Studiotorino celebrated with Fiat 500, an artistic personalization inspired by the "Diabolik" comic strips. An extraordinary choice to honor a symbolic car of Torino.

Throughout this project a special technological innovation is introduced:
the Digital Printing Automotive Leather (DPAL).

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003Villarbasse August 2009, the two 500 Diabolika on a photo shooting before the delivery.

 

Still in the context of "Turin World Design Capital 2008", STUDIOTORINO proposes the "COUPETORINO".
A "cultural" project developed in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Art (IAAD) and Mercedes-Benz Design.

01July 15, 2008 the final design of the COUPRTORINO m.y. 2008 approved by Peter Pfeiffer.

0203Coupetorino scale model

04Piotr Degler Jablonski graduated
at IAAD in July 2008.

05Como july 9th, 2008 Mercedes-Benz style center;
Professor Peter Pfeiffer and Michele Paganetti
consider the sketches.

Premiered on December 12 at the Turin Gallery, COUPETORINO is presented at the exhibition "FORME FUORI DALLA SERIE" with a scale model, imagined for a single copy derived from the historic spider icon, the Mercedes SL (R 230).

 

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In April 2009 a university teaching collaboration was born between Magna Steyr Italia directed by Tiziano Novo and Studiotorino at the prestigious King Saud University of Riyadh.
The aim is a real integrated project including a style model, a working prototype and above all a special degree in automotive engineering.
Meanwhile Professor Saied Mohamed H. Darwish of KSU interfaced directly with Tiziano Novo, Carlo Carena, Alfredo Stola and Peter Arcadipane.
Studiotorino will also take care of the design and Alfredo Stola will entrust it to his dear friend Peter Arcadipane.
This project is carried out on the production Mercedes G Class which, not surprisingly, is produced by Magna Steyr in their Austrian factory in Graz.

02April 2009 - Riyadh at King Saud University. First official meeting at work starting, present the Vice Rectore professor Ali Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Doctor Tiziano Novo and Ing.W. Breitenhuber from magna Steyr, Professor Saied Mohamed H. Darwish and Alfredo Stola.03April 2009 in Riyadh , Vice rector Proff. Ali Saeed A-Ghamdi and Proff. Saied Mohamed H. Darwish of the KSU and Doctor Tiziano Novo of the Magna Steyr Italia.


04Alfredo Stola with Professor Saied Mohamed H. Darwish and one of the KSU students in Riyadh.

05Riyadh 2009. Carlo Carena e Michael Storey della Magna Steyr italia con il pfessor Darwish ad una lezione di ingegneria alla King Saud University.

06Peter Arcadipane in team with the KSU students, designed the Gazal-1 style for STUDIOTORINO.07At the Holiday Inn Hotel in Riyadh pre-select the style design before going to KSU.

08GAZAL 1 KSU style model

09Mercedes G-Class 10GAZAL 1 KSU style model

The Première to present the style model called GAZAL 1 is at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010 at the King Saud University Stand. In June the project finishes with the presentation of a perfectly running prototype at the Royal Palace in Jeddah, before the presence of HRH King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, accompanied by the Minister of Education Khalid Al-Angara and the rector of King Saud University Dr. Abdullah Al-Othman.
Studiotorino for the realization of the prototype, in collaboration with the project leader Carlo Carena and of course Tiziano Novo, will have a technical consultancy assignment; Alfredo Stola will make several trips to Riyadh for on-the-job training directly with university students.

11Geneve, March 2010, the Gazal Syle model on the King Saud University stand.

12Geneve 2010, in the KSU stand from left Alfredo Stola, Ali Al Samhan (ksu), Tiziano Novo ( Magna Steyr Italia) Saied Mohamed H. Darwish (ksu).

13End of May 2010. Gazal's marching prototype just arrived in Riyadh.14End of May 2010. The interiors of the Gazal prototype just arrived in Riyadh

15Alfredo Stola with the King Saud University students
in Riyadh.

16Jeddah June 15, 2010. HRH King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with the direction of the KSU to the presentation of the perfectly running prototype of the Gazal 1.

Beyond the academic and technical aspects of the project, the experience provided a good opportunity for co-operation, cultural exchange and the development of new friendships.

17Jeddah June 15, 2011: group photo with King Abdullah Al Saud together with the management e Professor Darwish with KSU students from the first automotive engineering course.

 

01Milan Malpensa Qatar Airways flight n.6036 12 january 2011 Airbus A310 destination Doha.On January 26, 2011, the RK Coupé is guest at the first Qatar Motor Show in Doha.
During the initiative
"The Masters of Italian Car Design in Qatar",
the RK Coupé is shown at the Salt stand in the Anfia area dedicated to Italian coachbuilders.

02Doha January 26 th 2011, Studiotorino Rk Coupè at the first international Qatar Motorshow in the ANFIA stand.

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