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2008, Hotel Four Seasons George V, Paris with HRH principe Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Pierfranco Gavina of Salt, Alfredo Stola and designer Daniele Gaglione.2008, Hotel Four Seasons George V, Paris with HRH principe Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Pierfranco Gavina of Salt, Alfredo Stola and designer Daniele Gaglione.On 5 September 2008, Alfredo Stola met Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud in Paris with the specific request to study the design and the feasibility of two bodies based on the Bugatti Veyron and the Audi R8, which he had purchased.
The intention was the construction of two custom-built cars built on the Bugatti and Audi chassis'.
Designer Daniele Gaglione also participated in the meeting, organized by Pierfranco Gavina of Salt at the Hotel George V.

Caselle,Turin 15th ottobre 2008. Prince Kaled lands at Caselle in his Boing 747-400 of the Kingdom Holding Company to examine the "work in progress" . On this occasion Alfredo Stola accompanies the Principe in his Bugatti Veyron to Maranello for an exclusive visit to Ferrari organised by engineer Harald Wester.

On December 22nd, 2008 at the Hotel Principi di Piemonte in Turin, the two styling proposals were presented to Prince Saudi, despite being greatly appreciated, they were never to be produced.

Proposta di stile per una "fuoriserie"su base Bugatti Veyron.Style proposal for a one-off based on the Bugatti Veyron.

Proposta di stile per una "fuoriserie" su base Audi R8.Style proposal for a one-off based on the Audi R8.



Disegno originale dello storico fumettista di Astorina Enzo Faccioli.Original drawing by famous Astorina cartoonist Enzo Faccioli.

On 12 September 2008, Turin was nominated "World Design Capital Torino 2008" and Studiotorino presented the 500 Diabolika project, based on an idea by Maria Paola Stola.
Two examples were produced of the artistic personalization, inspired by the comic book Diabolik published by Astorina.

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0212th September 2008, at Mycrom, Via Spalato, Turin..

03Dr. Mario Gomboli, editor at Astorina, Eva Kant and Maria Paola Stola.

Among the illustrious guests at the presentation of the 500 Diabolik were Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Marcello Gandini, Silvia Baruffaldi and Silvia Galli of Auto & Design.didascalia

Maria Paola Stola oversaw and coordinated the technical Partners Mycrom, Salt Gavina, ADM, Borrani, Brembo and Pirelli.
The selection of the specially commissioned comic strip drawings for the interior, was made with Mario Gomboli of the Diabolik publishers.

06July 2009. Palazzo Mistrot, Villarbasse (Turin). The two 500 Diabolika produced prior to delivery.



15 luglio 2008 il disegno definitivo della COUPRTORINO m.y. 2008 approvato da Peter Pfeiffer.15th July 2008, the definitive design for the COUPETORINO m.y. 2008 approved by Peter Pfeiffer.

Also on the occasion of "Turin World Design Capital", STUDIOTORINO, together with the IAAD and the Mercedes Style Center created a thesis entitled COUPETORINO.
It was a research project carried out with IAAD student Piotr Degler Jablonski and was aimed at the transformation of a Mercedes spider SL type R 230 m.y. 2008 in a coupe.



Some of the styling proposals created in the spring of 2008 by Piotre Degler under the direction of Alfredo Stola.didascalia

All phases of the project were controlled by Peter Pfeiffer, Global Director of the Mercedes Style Center in Sindelfingen and Michele Paganetti, Director of the Mercedes Style Center in Como.

08Como 9 07 08 : informal meeting between Professor Peter Pfeiffer and Alfredo Stola at the Mercedes styling centre.09Alfredo Stola with a scale model.

Turin 12th December 2008. The scale model of the COUPETORINO presented at "FORME FUORI DALLA SERIE" at the Turin Gallery. the base model of the spider was supplied by Mercedes Benz, whilst modelling work was transforming it into a coupe was carried out in collaboration with Flavio Secoli.didascalia


APRIL 2009

01In 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.
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 and Michael Storey of Magna Steyr Italy with the professor Darwish at a lesson in engineering at 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.

Modello di stile GAZAL 1 della King Saud University.GAZAL 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.

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).

End of May 2010. Gazal's marching prototype just arrived in Riyadhdidascalia

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.

Jeddah 15 giugno 2011: foto di gruppo con il Re Abdullah Al Saud insieme alla dirigenza e il Professor Darwish con gli studenti della KSU del primo corso di ingegneria autoveicolistica.Jeddah 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.

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