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      Piero Dusio

  • Founded in
    • 1946
  • Headquarters city
    • Turin
  • Country
    • Italy
  • Status
    • Inactive


Cisitalia was an Italian sports and racing car brand. The name “Cisitalia” derives from “Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia”, a business conglomerate founded in Turin in 1946 and controlled by the wealthy industrialist and sportsman Piero Dusio. The Cisitalia 202 GT of 1946 is well known in the world as a “rolling sculpture”.


Cisitalia was an Italian sports and racing car brand that was founded in Turin in 1946 by Piero Dusio. The name "Cisitalia" is derived from "Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia", a business conglomerate that Dusio established. Initially, the company focused on building Grand Prix race cars, and its first car, the D46, made its debut at the 1946 Milan Grand Prix.

The company's most famous car, the Cisitalia 202 GT, was introduced in 1946 and was designed by Pininfarina. The 202 GT was praised for its elegant design and was called a "rolling sculpture" by many. The car was powered by a 1,100 cc engine and had a top speed of 105 mph.

In addition to its racing efforts, Cisitalia also produced road cars, including the 202 and the 202B. However, despite the company's early success, it faced financial difficulties and was forced to close in 1952.

Cisitalia's legacy lives on, however, and the company's cars are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts today. The Cisitalia 202 GT is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made and has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions and art shows.

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