|Full Name||Gioacchino Colombo|
|Date of Birth||9 January 1903|
|Date of Death||24 April 1987|
|Employer||Alfa Romeo, Scuderia Ferrari, Maserati and Bugatti|
|Years Active||1924 - 1956|
Colombo was born in Lagano, Italy on the 9th January.
After the Second World War Enzo Ferrari asked Colombo to design a small V12 for use in the new Ferrari marque's racing and road cars. The first Ferrari-Colombo engine appeared on May 11, 1947. Colombo's great work for Ferrari was a tiny 1.5 L V12, first used in the Tipo 125, 159, and then 166 sports cars. This engine, known in Ferrari circles as the "Colombo engine", was produced for road cars and endurance racing cars for more than 15 years in displacements up to 3.3 L. These included the famed 3.0 L Ferrari 250 racing, sports, and GT cars.