Virgilio Conrero was born in Turin, Italy in 1918. He established Autotecnica Conrero in 1951, and successfully tuned Alfa Romeo cars until 1969. At the same time, he tuned Lancia Aurelia models as well. There were a very small number of cars built in the 1950s as Conrero-Alfas.
Virgilio Conrero worked for Fiat, in the aeronautical department, where, after returning from military service in the war, he met Savonuzzi. He worked with the latter first at Cisitalia then at other companies before in 1951 he established his own workshop where he started by preparing Cisitalia's.
His first car followed shortly afterwards in 1953 with an Alfa Romeo 1900 engine, a tubular chassis designed by Savonuzzi and a mix of Fiat and Lancia suspension. A few years later a much modified OSCA was built, again using an Alfa Romeo engine (this time a 1900 unit taken out to 2-litres). Much work was also done with Giulietta's, both SZ and SVZ versions, as well as at least one car which was completely rebodied. Further projects included in 1959 a Formula Junior car and in 1961 a 1500 engine for F1 (used in Cooper and a De Tomaso chassis'). Source
With the birth of Autodelta the relationship with Alfa Romeo worsened and Conrero gradually moved to other manufacturers products. After his involvement with Alfas ended, he did tuning on Opels. The firm is actually named Studio Futuro and located in Lugo. The main client is Lotus. The company offers sporting accessories for cars as well.
Today, Studio Futuro, leader in the design and manufacturing of automotive parts and accessories, together with Conrero, proposes a complete line of up-scale sporting accessories like steering wheels, gear shift knobs, gear frames, sporting pedal sets, brake and gear bonnets, brake handles, mats, door seals and other accessories all dedicated to your car interior.
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