The Bizzarrini 128P was a personal passion project from the man most famous for developing the Ferrari 250 GTO – now by far the most expensive car in the world, and the most sought after by (very) well-heeled collectors. Although the 250 GTO is his most famous work, Bizzarrini developed countless other cars over his long career including less well-known classics like the Iso Grifo and the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada.
Giotto Bizzarrini originally trained as an engineer at the University of Pisa before being hired by Alfa Romeo and assigned to the development of the Giulietta chassis. Bizzarrini was immediately impressive, he was transferred to the Experimental Department and became a test driver. When applying his natural engineering abilities to new chassis he made a significant impact, and people outside Alfa Romeo began to notice.