Giuseppe Busso

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Alfa Romeo engineers. From left, Orazio Satta Puliga, Giuseppe Busso, Giuseppe Luraghi and Carlo Chiti.

Giuseppe Busso (April 27, 1913 – January 3, 2006) was an Alfa Romeo and Ferrari technical designer born in Turin. He graduated as an industrial designer and in 1937 began working for Fiat's aviation engine department. In January 1939 he moved to Alfa Romeo where he worked under the guidance of Orazio Satta Puliga. His main responsibility was racing car engines.

In 1946 he became technical director for Ferrari and thus took part in the development of the Ferrari 125 Sport 1.5 L V12. Busso was back at Alfa in 1948 and worked there until 1977. He was in charge of mechanical engineering for all of the Alfa Romeos, taking part in creation of the Alfa Romeo 1900, Giulietta, Giulia, 1750, 2000 and Alfetta. With the 1900, Busso introduced the four cylinder Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine. Another creation of his was the Alfa Romeo V6 engine which was designed in the early 1970s and introduced in the 1979 Alfa 6.[1]

He died in 2006 in Arese, Milan, three days after the end of production of his beloved V6 engine.


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