Studiotorino is an Italian automotive design house, specialised in fine sportscars completely handmade. It was founded on 1 January 2005 in Rivoli by Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola with the contribution of Marco Goffi.

The company, even though young, represents by Alfredo Stola an important milestone in the Italian history and coachbuilder tradition: his grandfather in 1919 founded the "Alfredo Stola", receiving at that time the personal estimation of Vincenzo Lancia, thank to the high quality of their model works.[1]


  • RUF Studiotorino RK Spyder, sportscar in limited edition
  • RUF Studiotorino RK Coupè, sportscar in limited edition
  • RUF Studiotorino R Spyder, sportscar in limited edition
  • Cinqueporte scale model 1:4 on Maserati Quattroporte base, presented in Rome on 5 February 2008 at “Scrigno tesori d’Italia”
  • 500 Diabolika, Fiat Nuova 500 personalisation, in limited edition presented on 12 September 2008 in Turin
  • Coupetorino, scale model 1:4 on Mercedes-Benz SL-Class base, presented on 12 December 2008 at "Torino capitale mondiale del Design 2008"
  • KSU Gazal-1, collaboration for "design" with King Saud University and Magna Steyr Italy, whose model was presented at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
  • CoupèTorino MY 2013, new stile concept developed with a collaboration of 6 student of IAAD of Torino, the model in scale 1/4 was presented on 27 May 2013 at the Design Center of Mercedes Benz in Como
  • Moncenisio, sports car in limited edition, evolution of RK Coupe based on new Porsche Cayman S (type 981)


RK Spyder winner of the concours “L’auto più bella del mondo”, 3 March 2006 at the Palazzo della Triennale in Milan – category sportscars RK Coupè winner of the concours “L’auto più bella del mondo”, 11 April 2007 at the “Salone dell’automobile” in Shanghai – category sportscars

See also


  1. ^ Borgomeo, Vincenzo (2010). L'Automobile. Repubblica – L’Espresso

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