9. Iso Rivolta 300
The first model from the iconic Iso brand was the beautiful Rivolta. They named it after the company founder Renzo Rivolta. It was an elegant Gran Turismo coupe Bertone designed with a Chevrolet 350 V8 engine. In the Rivolta, this engine delivered 300 HP. And that was enough for an exciting performance and effortless cruising down the Italian highways.
Renzo Rivolta wanted to battle Ferrari in the GT market, so he commissioned Bertone to design an elegant two-door body. Also, he employed several young engineers to take care of the mechanical side of the project. The engineers all wanted a Chevrolet V8 for power and durability. So Renzo green-lighted their choice and the Iso Rivolta was born. It did well on the market, influencing Rivolta to continue building cars.