The company was born thanks to the great love for sports cars of its founder, an engineer from Livorno Giotto Bizzarrini. While still a student, he began working at the Alfa Romeo research center. Three years later he moved to Ferrari where he participated in the development of the GTD sports coupe and a model with a 3-liter Testa Rossa engine.
In 1961, together with Carlo Chiti, he accepted an invitation from ATS and built a racing car, but the collaboration ended there. A year later, Bizzarrini left ATS and started his own business. To produce cars and engines, he founded the Autostar company in Livorno, whose clients included Iso-Rivolta and Lamborghini. By order of the latter, Bizzarrini produced a V-shaped 12-cylinder engine.
In 1964 the company took the name Societa Prototipi Bizzarini. Commissioned by Iso and in cooperation with the body company Bertone, she assembled sports cars of the Iso Grifo A-3L and Grifo A-ZS models. The most interesting fact in Bizzarrini’s biography was the demonstrative break with Iso-Rivolta, while the Grifo cars he created were renamed Bizzarrini Strada GT-5300. They had fiberglass bodies and were equipped with V8 engines with a displacement of 5.4 liters. power 365 or 410 hp Later, the Spider-5300 convertible and the sports GT Sport with a centrally located power unit appeared.
Since 1966, the company became known as the Bizzarrini Joint Stock Company. It released a two-seater GT Europe coupe on the chassis of a FIAT-1500 passenger car with a 4-cylinder 1.9-liter Opel engine. Three years later the company ceased operations.
In 1995, a small company, World Super Cars, appeared in the USA. D. Bizzarrini is one of its founders. The company assembles expensive sports cars with 500 hp engines.