Iso Grifo: Bridging Italian Design with American Power

Renzo Rivolta made his money manufacturing refrigerators and the tiny Isetta, but what he truly wanted was a line of GT cars with American power. With Corvette V8 power, the Grifo could reach 165mph. Legendary engineer Giotto Bizzarrini and designer Giorgetto Giugiaro developed the Grifo. (Photo: xxx, Beautiful Machines)
Renzo Rivolta made his money manufacturing refrigerators and the tiny Isetta, but what he truly wanted was a line of GT cars with American power. With Corvette V8 power, the Grifo could reach 165mph. Legendary engineer Giotto Bizzarrini and designer Giorgetto Giugiaro developed the Grifo. (Photo: xxx, Beautiful Machines)
A racing version of the Grifo, the A3/C, was built and raced Bizzarrini. It led to a falling out between Rivolta and Bizzarrini. The car was produced between 1963 to 1974. (Photo: xxx, Beautiful Machines)
A racing version of the Grifo, the A3/C, was built and raced Bizzarrini. It led to a falling out between Rivolta and Bizzarrini. The car was produced between 1963 to 1974. (Photo: xxx, Beautiful Machines)

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