The Man who designed a Breadvan

19 May 2023

Giotto Bizzarrini, the automotive industry icon behind the Ferrari 250 GTO and Lamborghini’s famed V-12 engine, passed away on May 13, aged 96.

Giotto Bizzarrini was born to a wealthy family on June 6, 1926, in Quercianella, Livorno Province, Italy.

Giotto was best known for his work on the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura, Iso Grifo, Iso Rivolta, and the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada and was involved with a project that turned a 250GT into the one-off famous Ferrari Breadvan.

In 2012, aged 86, Bizzarrini was granted an honorary doctorate in engineering from the University of Florence, recognising his talents in engineering, design, and racing.

Bizzarrini, the Italian car company that began life in 1964 and was reborn in 2020, has revealed a new supercar called the Giotto, named after the company founder, Giotto Bizzarrini.

The Giotto is a limited-run super sports car that delivers Italian design, exceptional luxury and ultimate dedication to driving enjoyment.

A fitting tribute to one of Italy’s finest car designers.