Beneath the stunning skin, there's very likely a Ferrari engine and chassis.
Italy's Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is one of the few companies that has kept the art of coachbuilding alive. The coachbuilder has been responsible for some truly magnificent creations like the Sciadipersia, a four-seater grand tourer based on the Maserati GranTurismo.
About a month ago, Touring Superleggera announced that it was getting ready to reveal something special to celebrate its 95th birthday this year. Described as a graceful two-seat coupe with a mid-engine supercar powertrain, it's called the Arese RH95 and now we finally get to set eyes on it.
With prior designs like the 2012 Disco Volante Coupe and the 2020 Aero 3 used as a starting point, the Arese RH95's striking styling is highlighted by dramatic scissor doors. On the sides, there is a bright aluminum side-slash while elements of the grille are inspired by the Aero 3. The rear clamshell with its dorsal scoop is another distinct styling feature and also benefits air circulation within the engine compartment.
A mere 18 examples of the RH95 will be built and several have unique finishes, such as the Verde Pino of Car Number One, the brilliant red of Car Number Two - from Alfa's 8C Competizione - and the well-known Gulf Orange and Blue combination for Car Three.
Without divulging specifics, Touring Superleggera says that the Arese RH95 uses the chassis and drivetrain from a popular mid-engine exotic. The V8 engine in question produces 710 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, allowing the RH95 to reach 62 mph in three seconds and continue on to a top speed of 211 mph.
Those engine specs are virtually identical to those of the 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine in the mid-engine Ferrari F8 Tributo and the 488 Pista. Like the RH95, both of these Ferraris use a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and send their power to the rear wheels exclusively.
Ingress and egress are said to be aided by the scissor-hinged doors. Once seated, a "cocoon" concept creates the sensation of individual cockpits for each occupant. Luxurious cabin materials have been employed and cockpit colors like caramel and cocoa are available.
"The Arese RH95 is another milestone in the history of Touring, 95 years after its foundation," said Salvatore Stranci, General Manager of Touring Superleggera. "Once again, we demonstrate our ability to innovate, a practice renewed through the adoption of cutting-edge materials and construction techniques that are unusual for us."
Pricing for the RH95 is only on request and, once the donor car is received, the company will deliver the completed RH95 in six months.