When Ferruccio Lamborghini commissioned a new V12 for his startup in 1963, few could have guessed that the resulting engine would remain in service until 2010. Now that 1–12–4–9–2–11-6–7–3–10–5–8 is the new 1–7–4–10–2–8–6–12–3–9–5–11, let’s take a look back.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to romp through the countryside in an Iso Grifo 7 Litri, the car Giotto Bizzarrini designed after he was finished with the Ferrari 250 GTO?
Solving the problem of compact-engine-bay-meets-huge-ass-American-engine, Giotto Bizzarrini’s solution is beautiful, brutish and eternal.
Oh, you're going to nitpick me about whether or not the 456 Venice is a shooting brake? Well, I call your mouth and re-raise you all in with this: Behold the Breadvan. The car is a direct result of the infamous "Palace Revolt" of 1961 when many of Ferrari's top boffins were sacked and/or quit because of a dust up with…