5 JULY 2019
"An italian styled One-Off based upon a classic American muscle" is the title given by STUDIOTORINO for the graduating thesis project of the student Luca Barattolo exposed on July 5th at IAAD university of Turin.
The external relators, Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, asked for the designer Emanuele Bomboi as a tutor to make sure that the student seized every possible historical, technical and external detail from the world of muscle cars.
Right from the start the main inspiration was the "Ford Mustang I Concept" from 1962, and through this thesis maintained the original layout of a mid engined 4 cylinder vehicle just as Ford designers engeneered it more than half a century ago.
The 2019 Torino is conceived with a Ford powered 4 cylinder supercharged V engine that produces 270hp paired with dual front electric motors that increase the total horsepower to 520.
The powertrain strongly differs from the contemporary Mustangs with the typical big block front mounted V8.
The name of this Mustang is Torino and the two tone stripes are made with the same colors of the city where this thesis was born.
A few days after the presentation of the thesis, we met in Villarbasse to set up a “Post Thesis” study.
In this way the Tutor Emanuele Bomboi with great energy was able to transmit to Luca Barattolo all the improvements in terms of refinement of lines and coloring.
Luca Barattolo, without the pressure of exams anymore, was able to complete the drawing and thus simulate in a certain sense a real work environment and a manager to whom to report a result.