01Evocative poster reminiscent of the Stola Family's automotive work carried out between 1919 to 2019 in the modeling, prototype, cubing and engineering sectors. Alfredo Stola and his very small team, between 1919 and 1923, create different versions of the Lancia Lambda. Between 2018 and 2019 Studitorino is technical advisor for the showcar Iconiq Muse for Magna Steyr. We thank SPADACONCEPT for the realization of this graphic work.

In 2019, the presentation of the Iconiq Muse concept, conceived with electric traction andlevel 5 autonomous driving, is a special occasion for the Stola family as they celebrate a century of automotive work.
The Lancia Lambda in 1919 was the first wooden "demonstration model" made by Alfredo Stola Senior, today in 2019, another Alfredo Stola is technical and management consultant in the creation of the Iconiq Muse open door model made of resin and carbon fiber.From different eras, these demonstration models are linked by technical innovation using construction methods and the vision of their creators and clients projected into the future.


From both 1919 and 2019, two teams of workers who created demonstration models of Lancia and Iconiq.
The Lambda model was built in Corso Racconigi 138, Turin, the Muse in Via Ferrero 21a, Rivoli.


June 19, 2019 at the Parco Valentino Exhibition in Turin, Andrea Levi presented Alfredo Stola with an award on behalf of the Honorary Committee for the Stola Family's 100 years of work with the automobile.
This unique and unrepeatable moment is an opportunity for all the family members to gather together at the historic Valentino Castle and enjoy the recognition of their family's achivements in the car industry.

0607Turin 19 June 2019. Andrea Levi, together with Leonardo Fioravanti and Paolo Pininfarina, award Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola the recognition
"100 years of work by the Stola family for the car".

08Turin 19 June 2019. From left: Carlo Stola, Francesco Stola, Maria Stola Aimo, Alfredo Stola, Nena Stola Gollo, Margherita Stola, Patrizia Stola Flor, Claudia Stola, Maria Paola Stola Ariusso and Sergio Pininfarina.


On 30 June 2019, on the occasion of "Elègance et Automobile at Monte-Carlo, the Lancia Strato's Zero, receives the" Prix Spécial du Jury "award Princess Charlene of Monaco.

01Monte Carlo June 30, 2019. Phillip Sarofim receives the "Prix Spécial du Jury" award from Princess Charlene.

The previous May 27 at the Lingotto track in Turin, Alois Ruf (Ruf Automobile) introduced collector Phillip Sarofim to the Stolas, before a test of the Zero in preperation of the concours d’elegance.

02Turin, May 27, 2019. To Alfredo Stola driving Strato's Zero on the Lingotto track.
03Turin 27 May 2019. Alfredo Stola is entrusted with Strato's Zero on the Lingotto track by Alois Ruf and Phillip Sarofim.

04Turin, May 27, 2019. On the parabolic of the Lingotto track, Alfredo and Maria Paola
are excited by this unusual experience.

After the test, Studiotorino was entrusted with the task of giving the prototype a complete mechanical overhaul with the aim of having it in optimum condition in the Principality on June 26th.
The upcoming event would include a 40km mountain rally, so it would be necessary to take into account the conditions associated with both steep climbs as well as intense city traffic and how these very different situations would affect engine temperatures.
Well aware of the responsibility towards one of the most iconic Concept Cars in the history of the automobile, born from the genius of Marcello Gandini, this mechanical restoration would need to be approached with absolute technical and historical rigor. So, it was decided to entrust the work on the Strato's to the experts of the “Ferrari Service Torino ” workshop.

05Turin, May 29, 2019. Alfredo meets Aldo Carrabs,
owner of the Ferrari Service centre.
06Turin 29 May 2019. A souvenir photo with the Zero.
G.Madonia, A.Stola, and A. Carrabs.

07Turin, May 30, 2019. At the Ferrari Service centre, Gandolfo Madonia began working on Strato's Zero.
Madonia previously worked at Fiat in the “experience department and later in the“ Lancia museum ”.

08Turin, June 5, 2019. Gandolfo Madonia begins the delicate phase of engine overhaul.
He has 40 years of experience with this complex engine from the Lancia Fulvia Coupé.

09Turin 10 June 2019. Absolute rigor for originality is shown in the work on the prototype’s engine.10Turin 10 June 2019. Absolute rigor for originality is shown in the work on the prototype’s engine.

The Lancia 1600 HF Testa Gialla motor was originally installed in 1970 with a completely different layout to the 1965 Fulvia Coupè from where it was sourced.
27 days of very careful work was carried out by mechanics Aldo Carrabs and Gandolfo Madonia with the continuous assistance of Alfredo Stola, culminating in a controlled test on the Lombardore track.


11Lombardore 20 June 2019. Gandolfo Madonia, and Alfredo Stola begin the tests on the track. The main objective is to check the water temperature. The weather conditions of that day on the track show 28 degrees Celsius.

14Lombardore 20 June 2019. The Strato's Zero is subjected to two 30-minute test sessions, each at
a particularly fast pace, at the end of which the prototype was be left to idle for another 30 minutes.

15Lombardore 20 June 2019. The Team checks and discusses the results of the tests on the track.16Lombardore 20 June 2019. The Team checks and discusses the results of the tests on the track.

17Lombardore 20 June 2019. A souvenir photo before returning to the Ferrari Service centre.
Aldo Carrabs, Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, and Gandolfo Madonia.



All the objectives requested by Alois Ruf on behalf of his client were respected. For Alfredo and Maria Paola, such an iconic project will always be remembered with affection, especially with regards to Mr Sarofim and the birth of their new friendship.


20Monte Carlo 29 June 2019. In the Piazza del Casinò the Strato's Zero parades in the dynamic test in front of the jury. At the wheel Phillip Sarofin together with Alois Ruf.21Monte Carlo June 30, 2019. Maria Paola Stola,
delighted by the "Prix Spécial du Jury" prize
won by Phillip Sarofim.


With STUDIOTOINO  thesis projects with graduating students from Iaad university have become a reoccurring event, and the 100 year anniversary make this moment even more important. 
The titles proposed for the two students this year are particularly ambitious: "A contemporary concept of the Ferrari Dino" and " an italian one-off based on a classic american muscle car".


"Dino contemporary hypothesis" was the title proposed by STUDIOTORINO for the degree thesis presented by Cristiano Umana on 5th July at the Iaad University of Turin.
The intention was more than to create a new hypothetical style, it was also to study how extraordinary projects can be born from a heartbreaking love story of a father for a son, destined to die very young from a degenerative disease.

01Turin March 26, 2019, the first study of Cristiano Umana to get to the contemporary Dino.

02Maranello 1954, Enzo and Alfredo (Dino) Ferrari together from the window of via Abetone lower 4.The most striking thing about this thesis is that Enzo Ferrari chose the V6 engine for the most important technological change on his cars, that was the move from a front engined to a mid’ engined layout.
The engine developed by the very young Alfredo Ferrari was perhaps, not surprisingly, branded with his nickname "Dino" after his death.
This major innovation of repositioning the engine-gearbox group took place for Ferrari first in 1961 for Formula 1 called Dino 156 F1, still in 1961 in the Sport Prototype category the 246 SP, and in 1967 with the Dino 206 GT followed then by 246 GT and GTS for the first Gran Turismo of "Grande serie" whose total production reached 4,067 units.
These extraordinary Dino road GTand GTS were preceded by three inspiring prototypes, presented by Pininfarina at its stands at the Paris Motor Shows in 1965, in Turin in 1966 and in Frankfurt in 1967. They are respectively named Dino 206 Berlinetta Speciale, Dino Berlinetta GT, and Dino Berlinetta Prototipo Competizione.
Precisely from these three Pininfarina masterpieces, the Dino 206 GT was finally presented at the Turin Motor Show in October 1967 at the Ferrari stand.

031961 Ferrari 156 F1041962 Ferrari 196 SP

051967 Dino 206 GT05 011969 Dino 246 GT05 021971 Dino 246 GTS.

05 1Paris 1965 Pininfarina presents the prototype called Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinetta Speciale

05 21966 Dino Berlinetta GT05 31967 Dino Berlinetta Competizione

05 41963 Ferrari 250 LMWhen and how Enzo Ferrari decided to want the engine in the central position, the Tipo 250 LM of 1963 should be told as an "exception".
As already written, in 1961 Ferrari presented its first Formula 1 and its first Sport Prototype with a central engine, and in 1967 its first homologated large-production road car; of all these cars the engine was the six-cylinder DINO.
This 1963 250 LM, also with a central engine but with 12 cylinders, the idea was to imagine the renewal of the famous 250 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata) which had a front 12 cylinder engine for competitions, and it is no coincidence that LM  were the initials of Le Mans.
The F.I.A. due to insufficient units produced (33 in total out of 100 requests) it did not issue the homologation to compete in the Gran Turismo Omologate category, and for this reason it was forced to race in the Sport Prototype category. Later in 1966 very few specimens were then approved for road circulation in a private way.
For this reason the 250 LM should be considered a Sport Prototype and not a production car.


Attempting to style a Maranello car is presumptuous, but since it is a thesis by a young student, it should also be considered a courageous and worthy task.
Before starting work, it was decided to first make a visit to the Geneva Motor Show, then to Modena and Maranello in order to let him soak up the magical atmosphere of the places where the legend was born.
A walk outside the factory, a visit to the two museums, and tasting the food of the local historic restaurants were the preparatory stages.

06Turin 10 March 2019, a preparatory drawing by Cristiano Umana to learn about the sinuous curves of the classic Dino.

Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, as external consultants, invited their friend Wladimir Lasbugues to contribute as a tutor, gaining the opinion of a professional designer with the aim of making Cristiano Umana grasp every little historical, aesthetic and technical detail that could be useful for the thesis.
2500 cc, 4-cylinder turbo with an electric power unit, the characteristics that give name to this hybrid "Dino 254 GT-H".
The overall dimensions of this Dino are: length 4300mm, width 1850mm, height 1200mm, wheelbase 2550mm, which makes it around 19% smaller (apart from the similar height) than the Ferrari 488.
In this thesis a spider version was also imagined with a classic targa-type roof, the "Dino 254 GTS-H".

07Geneva 5 March 2019. Alfredo Stola with the student Cristiano Umana at the Motor Show accidentally meet the Director of the Ferrari Style Center, the architect Flavio Manzoni.08Geneva 5 March 2019.
Cristiano Umana, Alfredo Stola and Flavio Manzoni.

09Modena 23 March 2019, in front of the Ferrari family house a souvenir photo of Alfredo Stola,
Cristiano Umana and Wladimir Lasbugues.

10Modena, 23 March 2019. In the Ferrari museum Wladimir Lasbugues tells Diano 246 to Cristiano Umana.11Maria Paola Stola, Wladimir Lasbugues and Cristiano Umana in a souvenir photo in the center of the museum.

12Castelnuovo Rangone 23 03 2019. From Pasticcino M.P. Stola, C. Umana, A. Stola, Pasticcino, W. Lasbugues
and C. Stola.
13Maranello 24 03 2019. Restaurant Il Cavallino M.P. Stola,
C. Umana, A. Stola, W. Lasbugues
and C. Stola.

14March 28, 2019, Alfredo Stola and Cristiano Umana.15Alfredo Stola, Cristiano Umana and Maria Paola Stola.

16The preparatory drawings for the thesis "Dino hypothesis contemporary"

17The preparatory drawings for the thesis "Dino hypothesis contemporary"18The preparatory drawings for the thesis "Dino hypothesis contemporary"

19Turin 5 July 2019. Cristiano Umana exposes the thesis
"Dino hypothesis contemporary"
20Turin 5 July 2019. Cristiano Umana exposes the thesis <br> "Dino hypothesis contemporary"

21Turin 5 July 2019. At the IAAD university the commission composed of Alfredo Stola, Maria Paola Stola,
Laura Milani, Pietro Nume and Alessandro Camorali.

A few days after the presentation of the thesis, we met in Villarbasse to set up a "Post Thesis" study.
In this way, Tutor Wladimir Lasbugues was able to transmit to Umana all the improvements in terms of line refinement and coloring.
Cristiano Umana, without the pressure of the exams, was able to complete the drawing and thus simulate, in a certain sense, a real work environment with a manager to whom to report the result.

22Villarbasse 24 July 2019. About three weeks after the presentation of the thesis, Maria Paola hosts the designer Wladimir Lasbugues who as Tutor examines and corrects the designs of Cristiano Umana. The goal is to face a "Post Thesis" period together to obtain the most professional result possible.

23August 14, 2019. This drawing is the result of Cristiano Umana's "Post Thesis" work under the supervision
of his Tutor Wladimir Lasbugues.

24September 2019 in the post-thesis work we imagined the spider version with the classic hard plate-type roof.

25September 2019 in the post-thesis work we imagined the spider version with the classic hard plate-type roof.


"An italian styled One-Off based upon a classic American muscle" is the title given by STUDIOTORINO for the graduating thesis project of the student Luca Barattolo exposed on July 5th at IAAD university of Turin.

01Turin 5 July 2019 "An Italian custom-made vehicle on a classic American muscle car", here is the drawing presented
from Luca Barattolo to the Thesis at the IAAD.

The external relators, Alfredo and Maria Paola Stola, asked for the designer Emanuele Bomboi as a tutor to make sure that the student seized every possible historical, technical and external detail from the world of muscle cars.
Right from the start the main inspiration was the "Ford Mustang I Concept" from 1962, and through this thesis maintained the original layout of a mid engined 4 cylinder vehicle just as Ford designers engeneered it more than half a century ago.
The 2019 Torino is conceived with a Ford powered 4 cylinder supercharged V engine that produces 270hp paired with dual front electric motors that increase the total horsepower to 520.
The powertrain strongly differs from the contemporary Mustangs with the typical big block front mounted V8.
The name of this Mustang is Torino and the two tone stripes are made with the same colors of the city where this thesis was born.

02Detroit 1962. Official photo Ford Mustang I, left Vice President Ford Herb Misch and director of design Gene Bordinat. Central engine, 1500 cc ,, V4 109 hp are the technical characteristics of the engine.

03March 29, 2019 Luca Barattolo and Maria Paola Stola.04May 2019. Emanuele Bomboi, L.Barattolo and M.P. Stole

05The hybrid technical scheme of the Mustang Turin.

06The first sketches by Luca Barattolo.07The first sketches by Luca Barattolo.

08Graphic research inspired by the colors of the city of Turin.

09Turin 5 July 2019. Luca Barattolo exposes the thesis "An Italian custom-made vehicle on a classic
American muscle car"
10Turin 5 July 2019. Luca Barattolo exposes the thesis "An Italian custom-made vehicle on a classic
American muscle car"

11Turin 5th July. The degree commission Maria Paola Stola, Laura Milani, Pietro Nume and Masato Inoue.

A few days after the presentation of the thesis, we met in Villarbasse to set up a “Post Thesis” study.
In this way the Tutor Emanuele Bomboi with great energy was able to transmit to Luca Barattolo all the improvements in terms of refinement of lines and coloring.
Luca Barattolo, without the pressure of exams anymore, was able to complete the drawing and thus simulate in a certain sense a real work environment and a manager to whom to report a result.

12Villarbasse 24 July 2019. About three weeks after the presentation of the thesis, Maria Paola hosts the designer Emanuele Bomboi who as Tutor examines and corrects Luca Barattolo's drawings. The goal is to face a "Post Thesis" period together to obtain the most professional result possible.

13August 14, 2019. This drawing is the result of Luca Barattolo's "Post Thesis" work together with his Tutor Emanuele Bomboi.



02In the second half of 2020, a collaboration between Studiotorino and the European Institute of Design in Turin was born. Maria Paola Stola gets a university teaching position in a Transportation Design workshop with eighty students for eighty hours of lessons.
The teaching is completely online due to the lockdown for Covid 19 with the students divided into four classes from various parts of the world; due to the different time zones, students were forced to make particular sacrifices.

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Spring 2020. Villarbasse. Online lessons from the Stola home studio.

Throughout the 100 years of the work history of the Stola family, the fundamental technological steps of design and construction of the automobile have been analysed and re-evaluated, the fundamental phases for the realization of prototypes were established in Stola s.p.a. and later in Studiotorino.
In parallel, the students designed a lunar rover in accordance with NASA's plans for the Artemis Mission, that will bring the first woman and another man to the moon in the year 2024.
The lessons held over a three-month period focused not only on the mobility of the earth but also on that of our natural satellite.
A group project, normally carried out in the classroom with exchanges of views and knowledge, given the pandemic situation, had to be transformed into individual projects. Eighty lunar Rover projects will be progressed following the technical guidelines published by NASA aimed at industries all over the world.
Here are some examples of the work done.













The second workshop which took place in the first semester A.A. 2020-21 focused once again on the work done by the Stola family in the automotive field over 100 years.
The evolution over time of the creation of the car and all the steps required to bring a car into production.
Processes that naturally concern the world of design.
The collaboration with the IED university was stimulating from an intellectual point of view, prompting us to retrace the history of 100 years over and over again.


37One of the most exciting topics of this workshop.Unpublished films, complete projects and exclusive photos of particular cars such as the Lancia Stratos Zero, seen after the restoration of the mechanics followed by Alfredo Stola for the collector Phillip Sarofim.
The thing that most gratified us was the satisfaction, interest and passion shown by the students and the management of IED Turin led by Professor Michele Albera.

Autumn 2020. Maria Paola Stola during the DAD lessons.didascalia


On 2 July 2020, in this year of lockdown for Covid 19, Maria Paola Stola for Studiotorino was external speaker for the graduation theses of the students Skender Zdrava and Fabrizio Allione of IAAD (Institute of Applied Art and Design).
As usual, the titles of the theses were chosen by Studiotorino, a commissioned work is simulated
whereby the student becomes the "supplier".

012 July 2020 Room X Online discussion of IAAD Torino theses.

02Commisione di tesi per Skender Zdrava 03Discussion of Fabrizio Allione's thesis.

The titles this year were “Porsche Udara” with Zdrava, an electric SUV designed on the chassis of the Taycan model, an exercise in interior and exterior style following the philosophy of Studiotorino.







Another project,” Maserati Zefiro” by Allione, a Gran Turismo inspired by the Maserati stylistic elements of the 70s with notable modern interpretations.

Sketch finale della Maserati Zefiro, fuoriserie STUDIOTORINO di Fabrizio Allione.Final sketch of the Maserati Zefiro, STUDIOTORINO custom-built by Fabrizio Allione.



Varie fasi della ricerca di design.Various stages of design research.

The undergraduates presented their theses online in July, but, with great surprise given the situation, on 6 October, Dr. Laura Milani, director of IAAD, organized an unforgettable graduation ceremony which was held at the Juventus Stadium. Three hundred students heard their name announced by the historic speaker of the Turin team, in front of a restricted but still numerous audience of parents, friends and teachers.

6 ottobre 2020. Juventus Stadium Torino. Graduation Day IAAD 2020.6 October 2020. Juventus Stadium Turin. Graduation Day IAAD 2020.

21The director Dr. Laura Milani proclaims the graduates.22Professor Masato Inoue and Maria Paola.

6 October 2020. Juventus Stadium Turin. Proclamation of Skender Zdrava.didascalia

6 October 2020. Juventus Stadium Turin. Proclamation by Fabrizio Allione.didascalia


Studiotorino in the academic year 2020/21 for the IAAD university, decided to assign thesis titles that did not address the issues of traditional mobility.
Maria Paola Stola was external advisor for these two degree theses by the students Miriel Merulla and Marco Traversa.



Graduate Miriel Merulla was asked to imagine and design a Lunar Rover Vehicle for the NASA Artemis 2024 mission, later postponed to 2025, which will bring the first woman and another man to the moon.
First step to approach the reality of a group of astronauts who will prepare the journey to Mars from our natural satellite with a large deployment of means. The project has been studied in detail with skills acquired from materials available on the sites of NASA and private partners, the name of this multifunctional vehicle is SOULMOON.
The next frontier of mobility starts from the Moon and Studiotorino is already ready to open its horizons with new vehicles.




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The graduate Marco Traversa in the academic year 2020/21 for the IAAD university instead ventured on a work of absolute fantasy, the brief was to be inspired by the VisionGT contest created for the Sony Gran Turismo videogame which proposed to design concept cars for videogame competitions.
It was decided to develop a one-off LANCIA with the commemorative name G.L.-ONE in honor of Gianni Lancia who had strongly wanted and founded the racing department of the Turin company.

1953 Gianni Lancia qualche minuto prima della partenza della sua Lancia D24.1953 Gianni Lancia a few minutes before the start of his Lancia D24.1983. Lancia LC 21983. Lancia LC 2

The inspiration for this video game Gran Turismo comes from that magical period of the 1980s of the Lancia Martini Endurance, piloted and driven to their maximum victories by the great drivers Patrese and Alboreto.



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On 29 June both theses were discussed online, in addition to Maria Paola Stola and the two undergraduates, Masato Inoue was present...


2129 June 2021 Maria Paola Stola.




On October 15 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin was held the Ceremony of proclamation of Bachelor's Degree A.Y. 2020/21 of the IAAD.


3015 October 2021 Allianz Stadium in Turin.

32Maria Paola Stola and Miriel Merulla.31Maria Paola Stola and Marco Traversa.

October 15, 2021. Some moments of the ceremony in which Miriel Merulla and Marco Traversa are proclaimed.didascalia

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