The Iso Grifo A3/C was born out of a passionate disagreement between the Iso business owner, Renzo Rivolta and his designer, Giotto Bizzarini. The owner wanted to produce a luxury four seat tourer, the designer a two-seater GT with race potential. The fight was only resolved after the two factions had both built prototypes and launched them at the Turin Motorshow. It could only happen in Italy. Giotto Bizzarini is an intense, gruff and unyielding Tuscan perfectionist. His works stand tall, but often unacknowledged, in the lexicon of Italian supercars. At Ferrari he turned the 250 GT into the immortal 250 GTO Then before it had even begun its triumphant racing career walked out of Maranello after an argument with the Commendatore. Short of money, he took a freelance contract to design the V12 engine for the new Lamborghini, a job he did in just four months. Then he was hired as design consultant by Renzo Rivolta. Rivolta, like Lamborghini, was a millionaire industrialist who wanted to build expensive GT cars. He had started with Isotherm fridges and domestic heating, then done well with scooters, motorcycles and small trucks. His Isetta, the first bubble car, was a failure in Italy,
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