Porsche Cayman StudioTorino RK Coupe tuning program

The Italian tuning specialist has unveiled its new Cayman-based baby: the StudioTorino RK Coupe. Painted fiery red and having all its body panels remodeled to better match its sources of inspiration -German and Italian supercars from 1960s- the coupe’s total production run will be limited to just a few thousands, which makes it even more exclusive than a super-expensive hand-built Swiss chronometer.

Based on the current Porsche Cayman sports coupe, the StudioTorino RK is inspired by the legendary Porsche 904 coupe and the gorgeous Dino 246 GT, a mid-engine, RWD sports cars that was produced by Ferrari from 1968 to 1976 as an attempt to create an “affordable” sub-brand that would be able to expand their sales without undermined the brand value of Ferrari.

Porsche Cayman StudioTorino RK Coupe tuning program
Porsche Cayman StudioTorino RK Coupe

To motivate the car, the Italian tuner employed a 3.8-liter Kompressor monster of an engine, which is manufactured by another tuning specialist: the German RUF studio, which is known for its extreme versions of different Porsche models.

The engine is a supercharged flat-six, 24-valve powerplant, which is mated with a pair of water-cooled intercoolers and a centrifugal turbocharger with planetary gearbox.

It produces 435 hp @ 7,000 rpm and features a peak torque of 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) at 5,000 rpm.

Porsche Cayman-based StudioTorino RK Coupe

That may sound somewhat unimpressive for some, but is surely good enough to provide the StudioTorino RK Coupe with a top speed of 304 km/h (195 mph) and zero to 62 mph acceleration of about 4.3 seconds. Not bad if you consider that the base Porsche Cayman takes more than 6 seconds to cross the same 0-62 mph barrier and has a maximum speed of “only” 258 kilometers per hour.

As you can see, the coupe looks absolutely stunning, surpassing even the new 911 997, which is itself a piece of automotive art. The most interesting is that the body of the original vehicle was completely overhauled — only the left front fender has somehow managed to escape the crafty hands of the Italian designers.

StudioTorino plans to build only 49 RKs, setting a price tag of impressive €310,000, which makes it considerably more expensive than an average, run of the mill European supercar.

Porsche Cayman StudioTorino RK Coupe (interior)

Photos: StudioTorino

See also: 2007 Porsche Cayman