September 29, 2023

The Bizzarrini model, reintroduced to the world with the 5300 GT Corsa Revival early in 2022, has revealed its first utterly new automobile, The Giotto. Named after firm founder, Giotto Bizzarrini, it’s a limited-run tremendous sports activities automobile centered on delivering Italian design, distinctive luxurious, and supreme dedication to driving enjoyment. A purist alternative, genuine and extremely uncommon.

Within the Giotto, a partnership first established 60 years in the past is rekindled, with Giorgetto Giugiaro penning the design alongside his son Fabrizio. A younger Giugiaro, while at Bertone contributed to the design of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT, so naturally, there was no extra certified a person to ascertain the design language of the primary solely new Bizzarrini mannequin. The bespoke carbon fiber physique is intricately sculpted to intersect the mindsets of the designer, engineer, and driver – crafted with function by way of the collective brilliance of the crew.

Traditional low-slung supercar proportions are seamlessly blended with core components of Bizzarrini’s signature design DNA. The outstanding twin bonnet-mounted vents of the unique Bizzarrinis are advanced into a brand new frontal visible character for the Giotto, incorporating ultra-slimline LED headlights. As they finish within the heart of the bonnet, they cradle a outstanding center-mounted Bizzarrini badge, simply because it was framed on the 5300 GT.

In profile, the Giotto is marked out by a reimagining of the 5300GT’s triangular B-pillar and a rear windscreen that wraps to date across the rear it nearly appears to cascade onto the wheel arches. Rear-mid-engined, slightly than front-mid-engined just like the 5300 GT, the predatorial ahead stance of the Giotto is a visible illustration of energy driving from behind and conveys the would possibly of the ability unit. The tail gently tapers and curves away gracefully, creating an aerodynamic teardrop form.

Giorgetto Giugiaro mentioned: “To have the chance to design a completely new automobile from Bizzarrini is a privilege. Our two names are united in almost six a long time of historical past and a sequence of now iconic designs. With the Giotto, we honor the previous however we focus wholly on the long run. Designed for function, and incorporating lively aerodynamic applied sciences, we’ve got created one thing that’s each recognizably Bizzarrini and completely related for a completely new period of this cherished Italian model.”

Giotto Bizzarrini is famend as a genius engineer and check driver who initially made his title as controller of experimental, Sports activities, and GT automobile improvement at Ferrari. He performed a key position within the improvement of the long-lasting Ferrari 250 GTO, latterly creating the superior aerodynamics for the legendary Ferrari 250-based ‘bread van’. Additionally lauded for his work in constructing the well-known Lamborghini V12 engine, first used on Lamborghini’s debut mannequin, the 350 GT. Bizzarrini’s V12 engine proved such a compelling design that facets of this energy unit had been utilized by Lamborghini proper up till 2010.

Within the Giotto, the uncommon set of numerous expertise possessed by the founding father of Bizzarrini have come to outline the character of the automobile.

Full technical particulars shall be revealed later this 12 months, as Bizzarrini will once more look to its heritage for powertrain choices. Bizzarrini’s work on the Lamborghini V12 supplies inspiration, with an unique naturally aspirated V12 engine deliberate. Designed to satisfy Bizzarrini-specific efficiency, drivability, emissions compliance, and emotional targets, it will likely be paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Improvement of the powertrain, in addition to all engineering facets of the Giotto, shall be overseen by newly appointed Bizzarrini, CTO, Chris Porritt, who has led engineering divisions at Aston Martin, Tesla, and Rimac.

Chris Porritt, Bizzarrini CTO, mentioned: “We’ve got a really clear imaginative and prescient for the Giotto, outlined finally by the way it makes a driver really feel. Bizzarrini is a model constructed on genius and keenness, established by a polymath with world-class skills as a designer, engineer, and check driver. We now very intentionally and authentically recreate Giotto’s imaginative and prescient, selecting to not chase acceleration instances or lap information, however to develop a automobile that appeals to these skilled drivers looking for purity, authenticity, and rarity. That is vocal and emotive, it’s mechanical and it’s tactile. Nevertheless it’s additionally extremely sensible and splendid, delivered with the character and emotion of a bespoke Italian model.”

One in every of Giotto Bizzarrini’s Most worthy skills was his potential to push the boundaries of up to date engineering. The 5300 GT made intensive use of the strongest light-weight materials of its day, the Giotto will likewise make use of the lightest, strongest, and most fitted supplies accessible to its creators. In addition to the purposeful carbon fiber physique, the Giotto shall be primarily based on a composite physique construction – designed to satisfy or exceed worldwide security requirements, utilizing applied sciences and manufacturing processes developed in top-tier motorsport.

Testing of the Giotto will start in 2024, with additional technical particulars divulged all through 2023. Its reveal comes at a time of monumental momentum at Bizzarrini. Along with the appointment of Chris Porritt as CTO, Julian Jenkins is appointed as CCO chargeable for the business and operational facets of the enterprise. Just like Chris, Julian brings over 30 years of automotive expertise together with senior positions with Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin and most just lately Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles. Each Julian and Chris will report back to Ian Fenton who just lately joined as CEO. Ian additionally brings over 30 years of expertise within the automotive business, together with senior or director roles in Ford of Europe, Ford Motor China, Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin Lagonda, and Aston Martin Works.

Ian Fenton, Bizzarrini CEO, mentioned: “As we proceed to ship the 24 examples of the 5300 GT Corsa Revival to clients everywhere in the world, we now deal with the event of the Giotto. Envisioned as a automobile for connoisseurs, solely uncommon, constructed for pure enjoyment and luxurious. The 5300 GT Corsa Revival was an introduction to the world of the genius of Bizzarrini however the Giotto is the centerpiece of our future as an unique supercar producer. It types the guts of a ten-year technique that may see further variants and extra Revival fashions from Bizzarrini whereas additionally firmly putting this historic and revered title among the many best possible efficiency manufacturers on this planet.”