• Aug 18th 2006 at 3:04PM
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Alfredo Stola's STUDIOTORINO is publicily unveiling its 2nd creation, the RK Coupe, today at The Quail. Inspired by two very sexy classics, the Dino 246 GT and the Porsche 904, the RK coupe uses the Porsche Cayman as its basis, with engine and mechanical upgrades provided by German supertuner Ruf.

The only body panel that is unchanged in the transformation is the left front fender. Everything else is either new or modified in some way. In the case of the RK Spyder, the most important modifications are to the rear hood and C-pillar.
The Cayman's rear hatch assembly remains, but the piece that it opens and closes is all new. The Cayman's standard sloping rear glass is a thing of the past. In its place as a small upright rear pane, shrouded by flying buttresses that are formed out of the existing pillars. The rear quarter windows are also eliminated, giving the car a side profile that is instantly evocative of the 904, while the new rear glass recalls both the 904 and the Dino.

Another nice touch is the striping on the rear fenders that harkens back to the similar elements on the Carrera Panamericana 550 Spyder. Observant Porsche fans will immediately notice the relocated rear intakes, which now look almost identical to the ones on the original Boxster Concept (these first appeared on the equally stunning STUDIOTORINO RK Spyder).

RUF 3.8L KompressorThe RK Coupe is powered by Ruf's blown 3.8L green meanie pictured at right, which gives the car a 0-62 time of 4.3 sec and a top speed of 195 mph. The car's exhaust outlet and filler cap are custom designs made of forged aluminum. Other details include bespoke Tooma wheels (only used on the STUDIOTORINO cars), handmade, hand-painted badges, and a made-to-order cutom interior.

Only 49 RK Coupes will be offered for sale. Those buyers will own a serious and striking performance machine that manages to pay homage to two very different marques in a most effective way.

(More Photos after the jump)

[Source: STUDIOTORINO via German Car Blog] STUDIOTORINO RK Coupe

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Make the interior color match the car and I am in LOVE.
      • 9 Years Ago
      this just seems to be different for the sake of difference. its certainly less aerodynamic with that vertical rear glass. id rather have the regular cayman with the mechanical upgrades. i prefer the simple clean look of the stock cayman to this collection of dozens of styling cues. this belongs at hot import nightz, not my driveway.
      • 9 Years Ago
      ku: note the moved fuel filler. normally it's on the right front fender.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Good looking but it still looks like a cayman. By the way the cayman is the worst porsche ive ever driven. What a POS car.
      Its underpowered, Handles like it has no roof and the interior looks too cheap to believe.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I had those seats with the reenforced sides. The fuel filler in the middle of the hood just looks stupid. Maybe if it matched the color of the body it'd look better. The wheels suck ass.

      No thanks, Porsche.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cool as a peice of Engineering Acheivement. But which of you guys would like to drive this little thing past 150MPH.

      I did 149 in the New SLK 55 and let me tell you, IT WAS BLOODY SCARY !!!

      I am begining to rethink the sense of letting these Pocket Rockets go over 120 as any kind of crash over those speeds in one of those will result in Hair, Teeth & Eyeballs Everywhere.
      • 9 Years Ago
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's a hot and sexy car. It looks way better than my Porche !!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Cool car, ugly wheels.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Absolutley beautiful!
      • 9 Years Ago
      That is HOT
      • 9 Years Ago
      the wheels need to be changed. the green interior is a nasty color. otherwise, sexy.
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