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19 JUNE 2019 

01Evocative poster reminiscent of the Stola Family's automotive work carried out between 1919 to 2019 in the modeling, prototype, cubing and engineering sectors. Alfredo Stola and his very small team, between 1919 and 1923, create different versions of the Lancia Lambda. Between 2018 and 2019 Studitorino is technical advisor for the showcar Iconiq Muse for Magna Steyr. We thank SPADACONCEPT for the realization of this graphic work.

In 2019, the presentation of the Iconiq Muse concept, conceived with electric traction andlevel 5 autonomous driving, is a special occasion for the Stola family as they celebrate a century of automotive work.
The Lancia Lambda in 1919 was the first wooden "demonstration model" made by Alfredo Stola Senior, today in 2019, another Alfredo Stola is technical and management consultant in the creation of the Iconiq Muse open door model made of resin and carbon fiber.From different eras, these demonstration models are linked by technical innovation using construction methods and the vision of their creators and clients projected into the future.

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From both 1919 and 2019, two teams of workers who created demonstration models of Lancia and Iconiq.
The Lambda model was built in Corso Racconigi 138, Turin, the Muse in Via Ferrero 21a, Rivoli.

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June 19, 2019 at the Parco Valentino Exhibition in Turin, Andrea Levi presented Alfredo Stola with an award on behalf of the Honorary Committee for the Stola Family's 100 years of work with the automobile.
This unique and unrepeatable moment is an opportunity for all the family members to gather together at the historic Valentino Castle and enjoy the recognition of their family's achivements in the car industry.

0607Turin 19 June 2019. Andrea Levi, together with Leonardo Fioravanti and Paolo Pininfarina, award Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola the recognition
"100 years of work by the Stola family for the car".

08Turin 19 June 2019. From left: Carlo Stola, Francesco Stola, Maria Stola Aimo, Alfredo Stola, Nena Stola Gollo, Margherita Stola, Patrizia Stola Flor, Claudia Stola, Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Sergio Pininfarina.


30 JUNE 2019

On 30 June 2019, on the occasion of "Elégance et Automobile à Monte-Carlo, the Lancia Strato's Zero, receives the" Prix Spécial du Jury" award Princess Charlene of Monaco.

 Monte Carlo 30 giugno 2019. Phillip Sarofim riceve dalla Principessa Charlene il premio " Prix Spécial du Jury".Monte Carlo June 30, 2019. Phillip Sarofim receives the "Prix Spécial du Jury" award from Princess Charlene.

The previous May 27 at the Lingotto track in Turin, Alois Ruf (Ruf Automobile) introduced collector Phillip Sarofim to Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, before a test of the Zero in preperation of the concours d’elegance.

02Turin May 27th. Alois Ruf before the climb
to the Lingotto track.
03Turin May 27th. Phillip Sarofim, the Zero
and Alfredo Stola.

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Turin May 27, 2019. Alfredo Stola is entrusted with Stratos Zero for tests on the Lingotto track.didascalia

Torino 27 maggio 2019. Sulla parabolica della pista del Lingotto Alfredo e Maria Paola si stringono la mano felici per l'inattesa esperienza.Turin, May 27, 2019. On the parabolic of the Lingotto track, Alfredo and Maria Paola are excited
by this unusual experience.

After the test, Studiotorino was entrusted with the task of giving the prototype a mechanics with the aim of having the prototype in maximum efficiency with a particular focus on the circulation of the coolant between the engine, the pipes and the radiator available in the Principality on 26 June.
The upcoming event would include a 40km mountain rally, so it would be necessary to take into account the conditions associated with both steep climbs as well as intense city traffic and how these very different situations would affect engine temperatures.
Well aware of the responsibility towards one of the most iconic Concept Cars in the history of the automobile, born from the genius of Marcello Gandini, this mechanical restoration would need to be approached with absolute technical and historical rigor. So, it was decided to entrust the work on the Stratos to the experts of the “Ferrari Forza Service” workshop in Turin whose dogma of the Authentic is clear.

07Turin, May 29, 2019. Alfredo meets Aldo Carrabs, owner of the Ferrari Service centre.08Turin 29 May 2019. A souvenir photo with the Zero. G.Madonia, A.Stola, and A. Carrabs.

Torino 30 maggio 2019. Presso il Ferrari Service Gandolfo Madonia inizia a lavorare sulla Strato's Zero. Madonia, in precedenza ha lavorato in Fiat nel reparto "Esperienze" e in seguito nel "museo Lancia".Turin, May 30, 2019. At the Ferrari Service centre, Gandolfo Madonia began working on Strato Zero. Madonia previously worked at Fiat in the “experience department and later in the“ Lancia museum ”.

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Turin 31 May 2019. The delicate moment of engine removal from its compartment. G Madonia, A.Carrabs.didascalia

Torino 5 giugno 2019. Gandolfo Madonia inizia la delicata fase di revisione del motore. Quest'uomo conosce alla perfezione da quarantanni il non facile motore della Lancia Fulvia Coupé.Turin, June 5, 2019. Gandolfo Madonia begins the delicate phase of engine overhaul. He has 40 years of experience with this complex engine from the Lancia Fulvia Coupé.

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Turin 10 June 2019. Absolute rigor for originality is shown in the work on the prototype’s engine.didascalia

The Lancia 1600 HF Testa Gialla motor was originally installed in 1970 with a completely different layout to the 1965 Fulvia Coupè from where it was sourced.
27 days of very careful work was carried out by mechanics Aldo Carrabs and Gandolfo Madonia with the continuous assistance of Alfredo Stola, culminating in a controlled test on the Lombardore track.

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  Lombardore 20 June 2019. Gandolfo Madonia, and Alfredo Stola begin the tests on the track. The main objective
is to check the water temperature. The weather conditions of that day on the track show 28 degrees Celsius.

Lombardore 20 giugno 2019. La Strato's Zero viene sottoposta a due sessioni di test di 30 minuti ciascuno a andatura particolarmente veloce. Alla fine il prototipo verrà lasciato fermo con il motore al minimo per altri 30 minuti.Lombardore 20 June 2019. The Stratos Zero is subjected to two 30-minute test sessions, each at a particularly fast pace, at the end of which the prototype was be left to idle for another 30 minutes.

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Lombardore 20 June 2019. The Team checks and discusses the results of the tests on the track.didascalia

Lombardore 20 giugno 2019. Una foto ricordo prima di ritornare al Ferrari Service. Aldo Carrabs, Alfredo e Maria Paola Stola e Gandolfo Madonia.Lombardore 20 June 2019. A souvenir photo before returning to the Ferrari Service centre. Aldo Carrabs,
Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, and Gandolfo Madonia.

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All the objectives requested by Alois Ruf on behalf of his client were respected. For Alfredo and Maria Paola, such an iconic project will always be remembered with affection, especially with regards to Mr Sarofim and the birth of their new friendship.

 

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June 28, 2019. A. Stola and G. Madonia, assist Zero from the center of Monaco for the entire rally in with the Panda Destriero. On board the Stratos, Phillip Sarofim driving, accompanied by Scott McIntosh.didascalia

Francia 28 giugno 2019. Foto ricordo del team in una sosta durante il rally. S. McIntosh, G. Madonia, A. Stola e P. Sarofim.France 28 June 2019. Photo of the team in a stop during the rally. S. McIntosh, G.Madonia, A.Stola and P. Sarofim.

29 giugno. Aloisa e Alois Ruf e Phillip Sarofim.	June 29 Aloisa and Alois Ruf and Phillip Sarofim. 30June 29 Phillip Sarofim and Maria Paola Stola.

Monte Carlo 29 giugno 2019. Nella Piazza del Casinò la Strato's Zero sfila nella prova dinamica in fronte alla giuria composta da Boutsen, Ramaciotti, Barricalla, Mestre e Philipssen. Alla guida Phillip Sarofim insieme ad Alois Ruf.Monte Carlo 29 June 2019. In the Piazza del Casinò the Stratos Zero parades in the dynamic test in front
of the jury composed of Boutsen, Ramaciotti, Barricalla, Mestre e Philipssen..
At the wheel Phillip Sarofim together with Alois Ruf.

Monte Carlo 30 giugno 2019. Maria Paola Stola felice per il premio " Prix Spécial du Jury" vinto da Phillip Sarofim.Monte Carlo June 30, 2019. Maria Paola Stola, delighted by the "Prix Spécial du Jury" prize won by Phillip Sarofim.

 

5 JULY 2019

With STUDIOTOINO  thesis projects with graduating students from Iaad university have become a reoccurring event, and the 100 year anniversary make this moment even more important. 
The titles proposed for the two students this year are particularly ambitious: "A contemporary concept of the Ferrari Dino" and " an italian one-off based on a classic american muscle car".

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"Dino contemporary hypothesis" was the title proposed by STUDIOTORINO for the degree thesis presented by Cristiano Umana on 5th July at the Iaad University of Turin.
The intention was more than to create a new hypothetical style, it was also to study how extraordinary projects can be born from a heartbreaking love story of a father for a son, destined to die very young from a degenerative disease.

01Turin March 26, 2019, the first study of Cristiano Umana to get to the contemporary Dino.

02Maranello 1954, Enzo and Alfredo (Dino) Ferrari together from the window of via Abetone lower 4.The most striking thing about this thesis is that Enzo Ferrari chose the V6 engine for the most important technological change on his cars, that was the move from a front engined to a mid’ engined layout.
The engine developed by the very young Alfredo Ferrari was perhaps, not surprisingly, branded with his nickname "Dino" after his death.
This major innovation of repositioning the engine-gearbox group took place for Ferrari first in 1961 for Formula 1called Dino 156 F1, still in 1961 in the Sport Prototype category the 246 SP, and in 1967 with the Dino 206 GT followed then by 246 GT and GTS for the first Gran Turismo of "Grande serie" whose total production reached 4,067 unità.
These extraordinary Dino GT and GTS were preceded in 1965 by the Pininfarina prototype called Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinetta Speciale designed by Aldo Brovarone.

031961 Ferrari 156 F1041962 Ferrari 196 SP

051967 Dino 206 GT05 011969 Dino 246 GT05 021971 Dino 246 GTS

05 1Paris 1965 Pininfarina presents the prototype called Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinetta Speciale

05 21966 Dino Berlinetta GT05 31967 Dino Berlinetta Competizione

05 41963 Ferrari 250 LMWhen and how Enzo Ferrari decided to want the engine in the central position, the Tipo 250 LM of 1963 should be told as an "exception".
As already written, in 1961 Ferrari presented its first Formula 1 and its first Sport Prototype with a central engine, and in 1967 its first homologated large-production road car; of all these cars the engine was the six-cylinder DINO.
This 1963 250 LM, also with a central engine but with 12 cylinders, the idea was to imagine the renewal of the famous 250 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata) which had a front 12 cylinder engine for competitions, and it is no coincidence that LM  were the initials of Le Mans.
The F.I.A. due to insufficient units produced (33 in total out of 100 requests) it did not issue the homologation to compete in the Gran Turismo Omologate category, and for this reason it was forced to race in the Sport Prototype category. Later in 1966 very few specimens were then approved for road circulation in a private way.
For this reason the 250 LM should be considered a Sport Prototype and not a production car.

 

Attempting to style a Maranello car is presumptuous, but since it is a thesis by a young student, it should also be considered a courageous and worthy task.
Before starting work, it was decided to first make a visit to the Geneva Motor Show, then to Modena and Maranello in order to let him soak up the magical atmosphere of the places where the legend was born.
A walk outside the factory, a visit to the two museums, and tasting the food of the local historic restaurants were the preparatory stages.

06Turin 10 March 2019, a preparatory drawing by Cristiano Umana to learn about the sinuous curves of the classic Dino.

Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, as external consultants, invited their friend Wladimir Lasbugues to contribute as a tutor, gaining the opinion of a professional designer with the aim of making Cristiano Umana grasp every little historical, aesthetic and technical detail that could be useful for the thesis.
2500 cc, 4-cylinder turbo with an electric power unit, the characteristics that give name to this hybrid "Dino 254 GT-H".
The overall dimensions of this Dino are: length 4300mm, width 1850mm, height 1200mm, wheelbase 2550mm, which makes it around 19% smaller (apart from the similar height) than the Ferrari 488.
In this thesis a spider version was also imagined with a classic targa-type roof, the "Dino 254 GTS-H".

07Geneva 5 March 2019. Alfredo Stola with the student Cristiano Umana at the Motor Show accidentally meet the Director of the Ferrari Style Center, the architect Flavio Manzoni.08Geneva 5 March 2019.
Cristiano Umana, Alfredo Stola and Flavio Manzoni.


09Modena 23 March 2019, in front of the Ferrari family house a souvenir photo of Alfredo Stola,
Cristiano Umana and Wladimir Lasbugues.

10Modena, 23 March 2019. In the Ferrari museum Wladimir Lasbugues tells Diano 246 to Cristiano Umana.11Maria Paola Stola, Wladimir Lasbugues and Cristiano Umana in a souvenir photo in the center of the museum.

12Castelnuovo Rangone 23 03 2019. From Pasticcino M.P. Stola, C. Umana, A. Stola, Pasticcino, W. Lasbugues
and C. Stola.
13Maranello 24 03 2019. Restaurant Il Cavallino M.P. Stola,
C. Umana, A. Stola, W. Lasbugues
and C. Stola.

14March 28, 2019, Alfredo Stola and Cristiano Umana.15Alfredo Stola, Cristiano Umana and Maria Paola Stola.

16The preparatory drawings for the thesis "Dino hypothesis contemporary"

17The preparatory drawings for the thesis "Dino hypothesis contemporary"18The preparatory drawings for the thesis "Dino hypothesis contemporary"

19Turin 5 July 2019. Cristiano Umana exposes the thesis
"Dino hypothesis contemporary"
20Turin 5 July 2019. Cristiano Umana exposes the thesis <br> "Dino hypothesis contemporary"

21Turin 5 July 2019. At the IAAD university the commission composed of Alfredo Stola, Maria Paola Stola,
Laura Milani, Pietro Nume and Alessandro Camorali.

A few days after the presentation of the thesis, we met in Villarbasse to set up a "Post Thesis" study.
In this way, Tutor Wladimir Lasbugues was able to transmit to Umana all the improvements in terms of line refinement and coloring.
Cristiano Umana, without the pressure of the exams, was able to complete the drawing and thus simulate, in a certain sense, a real work environment with a manager to whom to report the result.

22Villarbasse 24 July 2019. About three weeks after the presentation of the thesis, Maria Paola hosts the designer Wladimir Lasbugues who as Tutor examines and corrects the designs of Cristiano Umana. The goal is to face a "Post Thesis" period together to obtain the most professional result possible.

23August 14, 2019. This drawing is the result of Cristiano Umana's "Post Thesis" work under the supervision
of his Tutor Wladimir Lasbugues.

24September 2019 in the post-thesis work we imagined the spider version with the classic hard plate-type roof.

25September 2019 in the post-thesis work we imagined the spider version with the classic hard plate-type roof.

 

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.

01Turin 5 July 2019 "An Italian custom-made vehicle on a classic American muscle car", here is the drawing presented
from Luca Barattolo to the Thesis at the IAAD.

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.

02Detroit 1962. Official photo Ford Mustang I, left Vice President Ford Herb Misch and director of design Gene Bordinat. Central engine, 1500 cc ,, V4 109 hp are the technical characteristics of the engine.

03March 29, 2019 Luca Barattolo and Maria Paola Stola.04May 2019. Emanuele Bomboi, L.Barattolo and M.P. Stole

05The hybrid technical scheme of the Mustang Turin.

06The first sketches by Luca Barattolo.07The first sketches by Luca Barattolo.

08Graphic research inspired by the colors of the city of Turin.

09Turin 5 July 2019. Luca Barattolo exposes the thesis "An Italian custom-made vehicle on a classic
American muscle car"
10Turin 5 July 2019. Luca Barattolo exposes the thesis "An Italian custom-made vehicle on a classic
American muscle car"

11Turin 5th July. The degree commission Maria Paola Stola, Laura Milani, Pietro Nume and Masato Inoue.

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.

12Villarbasse 24 July 2019. About three weeks after the presentation of the thesis, Maria Paola hosts the designer Emanuele Bomboi who as Tutor examines and corrects Luca Barattolo's drawings. The goal is to face a "Post Thesis" period together to obtain the most professional result possible.

13August 14, 2019. This drawing is the result of Luca Barattolo's "Post Thesis" work together with his Tutor Emanuele Bomboi.

 August 2019


01Official logos of the The Quail event.

Ralph Debbas CEO of W Motors, on the occasion of the 2019 Monterey Car Week edition, decides to participate with a Fenyr SuperSport in "The Quail" event in Carmel, California where on August 16th it will be exhibited in the W Motors stand.

Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola are personally invited to follow this extraordinary road trip divided into two parts, which began in Los Angeles towards Dead Valley to shoot a film, and at night a photo shoot in Las Vegas before returning to Santa Monica.

 

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August 13, 2019: Ralph Debbas and Alfredo Stola shortly before entering in the Death Valley.didascalia

04August 13, 2019: Ralph Debbas drives his Fenyr into Death Valley for the video.

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August 13, 2019: just arrived at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas; behind the Fenyr Nael Alieh, Gareth Davies and Ralph Debbas. Fenyr parking for the night at the Bellagio.didascalia

07August 13, 2019: the Fenyr in Las Vegas Down Town.

08August 14, 2019: Alfredo Stola and Ralph Debbas in Las Vegas before leaving for Santa Monica

The last stretch is to reach Carmel on the splendid Pacific Coast 1 West California” road following the Run Fuel” caravan.

Truly an unforgettable experience, with  W Motors friends met over time as Gareth Davis and Nael Alieh follow this Fenyr SuperSport in the western part of the United States for over 1300 km.

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15 August 2019: Maria Paola and Alfredo Stola with Ralph Debbas in Santa Monica before leaving to Carmel. In the meantime, wash and detail the Fenyr before applying Fuel Run strikers Fuel Run stickers.didascalia

13August 15, 2019: Maria Paola Stola a few minutes before departure for Carmel on Pacific 1.

12 August 15, 2019: on the Pacific 1 the Fenyr just before crossing the iconic Bi Bridge.

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August 15, 2019: in downtown Carmel after lunch at Enzo's. In the photo they recognize each other Ralph Debbas Stefan and Estonia Ruf didascalia

15August 16: 2019: Fenyr at The Queil event in the W Motors stand.

It was then pleasantly unexpected to meet John Lotz in Carmel in the same week, also taking part in the Monterey Week, and therefore to be able to see his STUDIOTORINO Ruf R Spyder again, the second example built, the only one with the engine without a volumetric compressor.

1617 August 2019: Alfredo Stola with the Ruf R Spyder Studiotorino by John Lotz in the are residential in Pebble Beach.

Truly an extraordinary and unrepeatable moment of pure passion for cars, not days of work but of a true holiday.

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