In the autumn of 1992, for the first time, Ferrari asked STOLA s.p.a. for "complete" engineering of a body as well as its exterior and interior finishes.
The F133 project, their future 12-cylinder model, went on to be named the 550 Maranello.
This vital work for Ferrari, was the result of the integration of the Autec-Stola designers, directed by Gottardo Bustreo for the technical element and Carlo Biassoni for management.
From exterior and interior styling models received from Pininfarina in Cambiano, together with the Ferrari engineers, they worked continuously for over two years through to 1995.
Torino settembre 1992. La Stola s.p.a. riceve dalla Pininfarina il modello di stile della futura Ferrari 550 Maranello.
Su questo modello viene realizzata una scansione completa e dettagliata.
The first activity was the complete scanning of the two style models from Cambiano.
The t aim of the surface-modeling departments of STOLA s.p.a. was to create class A surfaces, and the two related Mathematics Verification Masters for exteriors and interiors.
These activities were personally followed by Massimo Stola, Carlo Mantovani and Vittorio Della Rocca and their teams.
The Master was be validated by Engineer Ramaciotti for Pininfarina and by Engineer Rossi for Ferrari, and marked the real beginning of the design, given that the pre-feasibility styling activities had already been carried out in Stola in parallel by Roberto Arpini and Giovanni Galimberti.
Rivoli December 1992. The mathematical surfaces created in Stola s.p.a. after surveying the style model received
from the Pininfarina study and research center
in Cambiano.From these surfaces the mathematical verification master will be realized.
Rivoli December 1992. Final version of the mathematical surfaces that will be used
for the construction of the master.
In the spring of 1993, Gottardo Bustreo appointed Franco Rabaioli as Project Manager to interface with the engineer Maurizio Rossi,assisted by Riccardo Ugolini and Vincenzo Matullo.
Dozens and dozens of trips between Maranello, Cinisello Balsamo and Rivoli followed.
Thus began the studies to define the bodywork, involving the platform, body sides, "greenhouse", moving parts and all the related internal structures related to the sheet metal, bumpers, lights and sill covers.
Concurrently, the interior team were studying the details of the instrument panel, console, door panels, headlining and boot trim.
The design phase in the three directions described was very important as it defined the technological solutions that would allow us to maintain, on one hand the aesthetics required by styling, and on the other the final costs of the car.
Cinisello Balsamo spring 1993. In this drawing you can see the first design studies.
In particular, the moving parts of their structures and the upper crosspieces of the pavilion.
Ferrari, Stola and the many co-designers could then make the production details work together in a single platform to achieve common goals: maximum quality with cutting-edge technological solutions at a realistic cost.
Once the objectives were reached, the 3D design of each component in order to create final production tooling could begin.
The validation of 3D projects took place through checks with virtual electronic systems followed by physical tests on the first prototypes made in Maranello.
This highly critical activity for the F133 project was entrusted to STOLA s.p.a. and was managed by Gianfranco Morlacchi, most of the time on site at Ferrari.
Maranello summer 1995. In the experimental construction department of Ferrari in a souvenir photo.
From left Mauro Del Monte (Ferrari), Pietro De Micheli (Stola s.p.a.), Piero Migliorini (Ferrari) and Giuseppe Castiglioni (Stola s.p.a.);
in the background on the left one of the 550 Maranello prototypes.
Maranello November 1996. Paola Busato manager of STOLA s.p.a of the Bill of Material system at the helm of one of the very first 550 pre - production.The photograph is taken inside the Ferrari s.p.a., in the background the wind tunnel.
Formigne 1996 at the L'Oca Bianca restaurant.
Paola Busato, Giovanni Galimberti, Ivan Pavanerelli (Ferrari) and Paolo Piacentini (Ferrari)
Ferrari 550 Maranello interior designed by Pininfarina and designed by Stola s.p.a.
1996 one of the first official images of the Ferrari 550 Maranello.
1992 - 993 for this project Stola spa realizes for Ferrari the master of verifying the mathematics of the exteriors and the complete design except for the mechanics.
The Ferrari 550 Maranello was presented at the Nürburgring circuit in summer 1996. Engineer Amedeo Felisa invited Carlo Biassoni, Gottardo Bustreo and Giovanni Galimberti to represent the Stola team at this unforgettable event.
Luglio 1996 Nurburgring. In una foto ricordo Carlo Biassoni, Gottardo Bustreo e Giovanni Galimberti invitati dalla Direzione Ferrari a una prova su pista della Ferrari 550 Maranello.
At the beginning of 2000, the same team designed the F133M for Ferrari, In Stola.
This modified version went on to be called 575M Maranello.
The restyling of the exterior and interior, and the installation of a new engine and automatic transmission were the activities carried out between the Cinisello Balsamo and Rivoli offices.
For both F133 and F133M projects, Engineer Paola Busato from the Rivoli headquarters managed the bill of materials as well as liaison between the Stola and Ferrari teams with with frequent trips to Maranello.
The Ferrari 575M Maranello designed by Pininfarina was officially presented to the press in 2002.In 2000, Stola s.p.a. for Ferrari he designed them between the Cinisello Balsamo and Rivoli offices.