Snapshot, 1972: One Italian engineer and his dog

It’s 1972, and one of the finest automotive engineers in the world, Giotto Bizzarrini, is taking a rare day off…

“I am not a designer, I am a worker” – that’s the hugely talented Giotto Bizzarrini’s personal motto, by which he has always lived. His design résumé lists of some of the greatest and most technologically advanced cars to have ever been produced, including the sensationally beautiful Ferrari 250 GTO – a car that, in many years time, will be commonly considered as the finest Ferrari of them all (and valued accordingly). We imagine that once he’s finished playing with the dog, Giotto will plump for the Bizzarrini 5300 GT in which to carry out his daily business. After all, if you’d designed your own sensuous supercar, would you want to drive anything else?

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