Nardi Silver Ray
One of the first Italian sports cars to feature an American V8 was the little-known Nardi Silver Ray they built in 1960. Giovanni Michelotti designed it and Nardi built it on a tubular frame with some suspension parts from Alfa Romeo. However, the most interesting thing was the engine.
The Nardi Silver Ray used a Plymouth Golden Commando 413 V8 that delivered 350 HP. For 1960, this was enormous power so the Silver Ray could top 140 mph, which was outstanding. Since it was immensely powerful and fast, Nardi and Michelotti equipped it with four-wheel disc brakes.