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Touring Superleggera unveiled the Arese RH95

The Arese RH95 is the first mid-engined car in the history of the Touring Superleggera coachbuilder: the project was created to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Italian firm and will give life to a limited series of 18 customized speciments. To be built, each car requires about six months (5000 hours) of work starting from a donor two-seater, the details of each bespoke model are agreed with the customer. Despite the uniqueness of the product, Touring Superleggera is still ready to provide a two-year warranty on all modified components and the lifetime availability of spare parts. The price, as often happens in these cases, has not been declared.

The name has a precise meaning: in addition to the number 95 which celebrates Touring’s anniversary, we find the letters “RH”, which refers to the customer’s initials, and “Arese”, the name of the town in the Milanese hinterland where the historic Touring’s headquarters is located. Although Touring has not  declared the derivation of the mechanics and chassis of its latest creature, but a few indications are enough to be able to deduce this information: the dashboard and the 670 HP V8 engine are in fact clear clues that lead to a two-seater Ferrari. The 340 km / h peak and 3 seconds to reach 100 km / h from standstill are the declared data, while an official weight has not been communicated.

The bespoked design features original and unique elements: In the front we find a Aero3 derived grille, the dorsal scoop is the car’s emblematic feature, simultaneously bold and functional, optimizing forced air circulation in the engine compartment. The alloy wheels are also expressly custom made for this project. The scissor doors integrate a glass window on the roof, while the rear bonnet, made in a single piece, integrates the air intake that powers the engine. The aerodynamics have been completely redesigned: the study of the rear part stands out in particular, with the vertical exhausts, the diffuser, the closed silver section and the LEDs of the headlights that fit into the air vents. There is no real spoiler on the tail, a solution that allows to keep the design of the car clean and essential.

The interiors are affected by the Ferrari derivation, with the dashboard positioned on the sides of the steering wheel, but the central console has been completely redesigned following the AERO cocoon concept, by inserting a large triangular element that separates the driver from the passenger. This design choice also forced the shifting of the transmission controls. As for the upholstery, the two-tone brown and beige upholstery are coordinated with the Pine Green external color and the silver and yellow finishes.

More pictures on the Arese RH95 page.

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Carlo Pinin
Carlo Pinin
3 years ago

Bellissimo il colore, Touring è riuscita a creare una linea elegante pur trattandosi di un auto con motore centrale!

Carlos Herrera
Carlos Herrera
3 years ago

Love it!

Aspark SP600

In a landmark achievement, the Aspark SP600, a production intent prototype hypercar, has become the world’s fastest electric hypercar, clocking a remarkable top speed of 438.7kph. This record-breaking feat was realized through the dedicated efforts of Manifattura Automobili Torino (M.A.T.) in collaboration with tire specialist Bridgestone and driven by professional racer Marc Basseng.

A Vision Realized

The Aspark SP600’s journey to this historic moment began with the vision of Aspark CEO Masanori Yoshida, whose company had previously set benchmarks with the Aspark Owl, renowned as the fastest accelerating electric hypercar. For this new project, Aspark once again partnered with M.A.T., entrusting them with the development and manufacturing of a hypercar capable of shattering the world top speed record for electric vehicles.

Collaboration and Innovation

To achieve this extraordinary speed, M.A.T. sought the expertise of Bridgestone to develop a custom-engineered tire. Bridgestone rose to the challenge with bespoke Potenza Race tires designed specifically for the SP600, ensuring they could handle speeds exceeding 420kph while managing the vehicle’s weight and driving dynamics.

The SP600 underwent rigorous testing at M.A.T.’s headquarters in Torino, Italy. This included extensive virtual and physical evaluations, wind tunnel validation, and numerous track testing sessions. M.A.T. meticulously handled the vehicle’s complete development, from powertrain and software integration to suspension and chassis design, as well as software calibration and the bespoke battery’s design and production.

Record-Breaking Achievement

On June 8th, during the second attempt of the day at Automotive Testing Papenburg, Marc Basseng flawlessly piloted the Aspark SP600 to its record-breaking speed of 438.7kph. This achievement was precisely measured using the certified Racelogic V-Box, a high-precision GPS-based device provided by the ATP proving ground.

The event was attended and supported by numerous marketing and premium partners, including the Supercar Owner Circle, who backed the attempt from its inception. Key executives from Aspark, M.A.T., and Bridgestone were present to witness this monumental accomplishment.

Statements from Key Figures

Masanori Yoshida, Aspark CEO: “It has been about 10 years since we started making the OWL Hypercar. We aimed for the world’s Fastest Acceleration car, and then attempted and achieved the top speed world record today. This technical capability inspires all involved to personal excellence and to challenge and grow in leaps and bounds into the future.”

Steven De Bock, Bridgestone VP EMEA Sales and Original Equipment:
“It was a big excitement on this first attempt for the record, which we immediately saw the potential of the cooperation between the car and tires. The whole team at Bridgestone worked extremely hard to deliver this project in such a short period, another testimonial of our technical capabilities and how we cooperate with our partners.”

Paolo Garella, M.A.T. CEO and Founder:
“This record represents a milestone in the continued growth of M.A.T., a company that today represents the best of the Italian tradition in the automotive industry. In 10 years, we have developed more than 11 full vehicle projects and we have demonstrated that with the right resources we are second to none. I am very proud of my team and also extremely happy to reach this milestone in the anniversary of the 10 years of foundation of M.A.T. A special thank you to Aspark’s CEO Mr. Masanori Yoshida for his vision, support, and trust in M.A.T., and to the Bridgestone team for taking on the challenge and supporting with their most advanced technology this record attempt.”

Exclusive Interview with Riccardo Garella

In an exclusive interview, Riccardo Garella, Sales and Marketing Manager at M.A.T., provided insights into the development process of the Aspark Owl. Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel here.

This historic achievement not only sets a new benchmark in the electric hypercar segment but also underscores the capabilities and potential of electric vehicles in pushing the boundaries of speed and performance.