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a dramatic overhaul of the engineering department. After that, he opened his own consulting firm in Livorno, during which time he engineered the Iso Rivolta and Iso Grifo, and became friends with their designer, young Giorgetto Giugiaro. His next big commission was about 10 miles from Ferrari, in a little town called Sant’Agata Bolognese, for a startup called Lamborghini. While working for them, his crowning achievement was in designing the 3.5-liter V-12 that launched the company’s first car. That engine itself was an evolution of a 1.5-liter unit he’d worked on at Ferrari for their Grand Prix program.
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