• Dec 12, 2008
Click above for gallery of pics of the StudioTorini Coupetorino

Here's what happens when a designer sees the Solstice Coupe or Miata Coupe and thinks, "If they can do it to one of those, we can surely do it to an SL." StudioTorino, in conjunction with IAAD (Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design), has created this Coupetorino based on the Mercedes-Benz SL. Designed for the 'Turin World Design Capital 2008' event in the "Bespoke Coachwork" class, this 1:4 scale model was created by Alfredo Stola at StudioTorino and Piotr Degler Jablonski at IAAD. The idea was to transform the Mercedes SL into an exclusive coupé with Italian flair. We'd say they succeeded, although we would have preferred a hatch to gain some luggage space. If the name sounds familiar, StudioTorino is the firm that brought us the wagon-esque Maserati Cinqueporte, the comically sinister Fiat 500 based Diabolika, and the Porsche Cayman-based RK Coupe.


[Source: Studiotorino via Car Body Design]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      That is ugly! The only picture I like is birds eye view.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy Sh*#!

      Looks like a Pontiac!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't work. Just doesn't work. I'll have a CL instead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Except for the graphics, that's pretty damn hot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FRONT NOSE KINDA LOOKS MALIBUESQUE AND THE BACK END JUST DONT KNOW
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't hate your caps. I'm a caps-lock-hater hater.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well I'm a caps-lock hater hater hater....hater hater.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Do you just live off of Caps Lock or what?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The sail panels do wonders for visibility.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, and they increase the power of the engine by 12%.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not really feeling it. I think it is reminiscent of the old W208 CLK which is not particularly attractive IMHO. I much prefer the SL coupe transformation that AMG did with the SL63 Safety Car and SL65 Black Series.
      • 6 Years Ago
      chrysler crossfire anyone?
      http://www.woopid.com/
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mercedes SL hearse edition
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks good, looks smaller than it is too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The SL is already a coupe/convertible! If it aint broke, DONT fix it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      so a Honda accord coupe with some kind of Ferrari rear window

      looks like he just cut and paste
        • 6 Years Ago
        Can you please stop spamming every post with Honda. Every post that is related to a new car/design somebody will comment about how the car is like Honda...I just hate it...
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