Bizzarrini’s return will give a new generation of enthusiasts and collectors access to this iconic badge. Starting with the revival of the 5300 GT Strada, which won the 1965 “Le Mans” race, helping it remain synonymous with the performance and passions of one man, Giotto Bizzarrini.
Work continues apace on the prototype model of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa 24/65. Currently being built at the dedicated Bizzarrini facility in the UK, the 5300 GT Revival blends traditional techniques and construction with highly contemporary processes and materials, using a combination of original archival engineering drawings and 3D scanning processes.
The 5300 GT Revival Corsa will be the first model to bear the Bizzarrini name since the GT Strada 4.1 concept of 2005. After the completion of the development prototype, a total of 24 customer cars will be built, each offered as an authentic contemporary interpretation of the 1965 class-winner at Le Mans. Designed to be driven, each Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa can be modified to match its customer’s exact specifications.
Following the 5300 GT Revival Corsa will be a new Bizzarrini model. “Our new supercar has been penned by the world-renowned automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, who authored the original 5300 GT while he was at Bertone. He started to set out his vision for a contemporary Bizzarrini in front of us, which was a sight to behold. We are all hugely excited about this next chapter of the Bizzarrini story.”
The first customer deliveries of the 5300 GT Revival Corsa are already scheduled for handover to global clients in February 2022.
Developed as a high-performance variant of the Bizzarrini engineered A3C, the 5300 GT was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro with refinements by Piero Drogo of Carrozzeria Sports Cars. Incorporating a tried and tested V8 engine, the 5300 GT was light, fast and reliable. Famed for its performance in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, perhaps the most legendary 5300 GT is chassis 0222. That summer, French racing drivers Regis Fraissinet and Jean de Mortemart took the over 5-litre class win at Le Mans, finishing ninth overall. Not only did Chassis 0222 run the race at an average speed of 169km/h, Giotto Bizzarrini himself then drove the car back home to Northern Italy immediately after the race.
The 5300 GT Revival Corsa 24/65 encapsulates the spirit of a bygone age of high-performance race cars, and the thin line that Bizzarrini drove between road and track. Each car in the new series will be hand-built, with a lightweight composite body, as was the original car, over a light tubular steel frame. Inside, the two seats are protected by a race-grade roll bar and safety fuel cell; the car can be designed to meet FIA Specifications. Uprated independent rear suspension and allround disc brakes are paired with a period-specific 5300 cubic centimeter V8 with Weber 45 DCOE (Doppio Corpo Orizzontale E) carburettors developing between 400 and 480 horsepower. At just 1250 kg, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa 24/65 has excellent power to weight ratio, ensuring its competitiveness in international historic racing.
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