StudioTorino RK Spyder
By Stéphane Schlesinger on 25 June 2005 | (0) Comments | Permalink
You think the Porsche Boxster is good but commonplace ? The Studiotorino RK spyder might be a solution for you. Alfredo Stola and Alois Ruf collaborated to create this new Boxster-based sportscar, endowed with the best of Italian and German craftmanship. Such providers as Poltrona Frau, Bilstein, Brembo or PPG are involved in the programme. If StudioTorino assembles the body and the cockpit, Ruf is in charge of the engine. Fitted with a centrifugal compressor, the flat-6 3,8 engine delivers 420bhp at 7000rpm, with a torque of 450Nm at a high 5,500rpm. The RK Spyder can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 3.8 seconds and from 0 to 125 in 13.8, for a top speed of 175mph.
Even if it derives from the Boxster, the RK Spyder does not share many components with it, only the front left fener, most of the body being built by Studiotorino. The rims have specially been designed by Toora while the leather of the seats is provided by Poltrona Frau. Of course, it’s possible to make it even more personal. No detail has been overlooked, this car’s a fine piece of machinery. Only 49 of them will be assembled.
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Porsche 997 Rinspeed
By Stéphane Schlesinger on 12 June 2005 | (0) Comments | Permalink
Let’s put it straight: the 911 is one of the best sports cars ever. But then, there are so many of them everywhere that it looks commonplace. In France, Even a Logan draws more attention! OK, the French have special tastes.
But then, for a few extra pounds, just a few hundred, you can dramatically alter your dull grey 911 into an eye-catching sports car. Take a look at Rinspeed’s catalogue, and start dreaming. At last, your 911 will stand out in the car park when you open it. Yes, in addition to the big 19’’ wheels, the new aerodynamic package, the lowered suspension, you can fit your 911 with gullwing doors, whether it’s a Coupe or a convertible. The last step before the pink Lamborghini Diablo.
Besides, this is the evidence a 911 can be as convenient as a Peugeot 1007 in a crowded car park, provided it’s not too low.