MONCENISIO is the name of the next “fuoriserie”, or custom built model from Studiotorino, based on the Porsche Cayman S.
The Italian coachbuilding outfit, headed by Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, will be offering a limited production run of just 20 vehicles from November 2013 onwards. Production will be preceded by a prototype to be unveiled in October.
The MONCENISIO’s styling is the work of car designer Daniel Gaglione, who for many years has been a personal friend of the Stola family. The design represents a streamlined and updated interpretation of Studiotorino’s previous creations, namely, the RK Spyder and RK Coupe 2005/6.
Gaglione has previously worked at the Alfa Romeo Style Center and was exterior designer for the 8C Competizione that was developed under the direction of Wolfgang Egger.
The name MONCENISIO is inspired by one of the most spectacular Alpine passes in Piemonte. With an altitude of 2083m the Moncenisio Pass can be found just one hour away from Turin and connects Italy with France. The name has an additional link to motor sport history: The Susa-Moncenisio race is recognised as the first hill-climb competition in the world. The first race in 1902 was won by none other than Italian pilot, engineer and founder of Lancia, Vincenzo Lancia.
The MONCENISIO’s distinct shade of blue, the design team further claims, has been inspired by the colour of the lake at the summit of the pass.