Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 26 Feb 2014
1963 Iso Rivolta Grifo A3/L 327 - 161mph
You know that funny little bubble car called the Isetta, one you'd always imagined was conceived by BMW? Yeah, no, it was these guys. Before building face-rearranging supercars, Iso Rivolto designed the quintessential bubble car, licensed it to BMW (amongst others), and used the money to build salubrious Bertone-styled GTs.
Which happened to be quite nippy. This one - named 327 on account of the GM-sourced 327ci (5.4-litre) V8 in front - hit 161mph during tests by a Sixties motoring magazine.
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