Studiotorino Moncensio

While the recent bankruptcy of Bertone shows that it has become very difficult to be a coachbuilder today, it seems there is still a business case in creating unique bodies for premium vehicles. Case in point, Studiotorino a small, Italian coachbuilder that has been creating limited-edition cars since 2005. Its latest creation is the Moncenisio, which debuted as a prototype at the National Automobile Museum of Turin on March 21. It's named after the 1902 Susa-Moncenisio race in Italy, the first automotive hillclimb in the world.

The Moncenisio begins life as Porsche Cayman S, and each car will be built to order with a planned production run of 19 examples. The chassis, mechanicals and engine are all left untouched. The only thing that Studiotorino alters are the body panels and interior appointments. Prices start at at a heady 145,000 euros ($200,420 US), plus the cost of the donor vehicle.

Architect Daniele Gaglione penned the shape of the Moncenisio, taking inspiration from the 1963 Porsche 904. The sports coupes receive carbon fiber pieces that replace the front bumper, side panels and rear bumper. Studiotorino also covers the rear side windows with welded metal panels. The design is still clearly a Cayman, especially from the front, but the extended roof and support pillars create a new look from behind, which features a new exhaust treatment and rear spoiler. The interior receives leather upholstery on the engine compartment cover, the partition between the engine and seats, ceiling and A-pillars. Scroll down to view a walkaround of the Moncenisio and read the full press release about it.
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MONCENISIO COACHBUILT IN THE ITALIAN TRADITION
Prototype Presentation at MAUTO National Automobile Museum of Turin

March 21st, 2014.
Studiotorino presents today, in the area dedicated to contemporary design at the National Automobile Museum of Turin, its new coachbuilt
model the "MONCENISIO".

Derived from the Porsche Cayman S Type 981, this rare built to order coupé will be available a limited production run of 19 numbered specimens.

Its name is a tribute to Italian motor sports: the Susa-Moncenisio race, the first hill-climb competition in the world.
The first race took place July 27, 1902 and was won by Vincenzo Lancia in a Fiat
24 Hp.

The MONCENISIO maintains the original structure, frame, mechanics, engine, emissions, safety and reliability characteristics of the vehicle of origin.

Traditional Turin school methods of manual modeling and styling of the body, painting and interior trimming will be utilized.

The starting price for a MONCENISIO coachbuilt is € 145,00 in addition to costs incurred by the client to provide and deliver the vehicle to be transformed complete with license plates and all pertaining documents. The above price excludes all taxes. Considering an international clientele, taxes have been excluded in order to accommodate each country's tax rate and tax regulations. The base price includes a long list of features and standard options. Visit www.-studiotorino.com and click on "Buy It" for details regarding purchase, features, and custom options.

The prototype presented today is identified with the code name S.F. 1/1. It is dedicated in memory of Francesco Stola, father of Alfredo Stola, founder of Studiotorino. Clients and the press will be able to test drive and appreciate the MONCENISIO and why not on its namesake the Moncenisio Alpine Pass?

The MONCENISIO'S styling is the work of architect Daniele Gaglione, long time friend of the Stola family, who has generously given his name to the design work. The styling was inspired by the 1963 Porsche Type 904 and continues as well as evolves the styling of Studiotorino's 2006 RK Coupé. More contemporary, clean and dynamic lines characterize the MONCENISIO.

The particular shade of blue developed for the body and part of the interior of the prototype recalls the reflection of the sky upon the lake at the summit of the mountain pass. With an altitude of 2083m the Moncenisio Pass can be found just one hour away from Turin and connects Italy with France along the ancient "Via Francigena".

With the new MONCENISIO, Studiotorino wishes to share with its clients and fans its passion for rare sports cars and to continue the legacy of a now 95-yearold SFamily tradition of coach building.

With this press release we wish to thank our "Partner Sponsors" with whom we have had a close working relationship for many years. Together lead actors, each one with its own expertise, in the research of excellence.

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