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Revived Bizzarrini teases Giotto V-12 supercar

The fashionable Bizzarrini’s observe as much as its 5300 GT continuation automotive has been confirmed as a V-12 supercar to be known as the Giotto.

The brand new automotive attracts its title from Giotto Bizzarrini, who based the unique Bizzarrini in Italy again in 1964. That firm constructed the beautiful 5300 GT however solely survived till 1969, with its title ultimately revived in 2020 by Kuwaiti investor Rezam Al Roumi.

The fashionable Bizzarrini is predicated within the U.Ok. and delivered the primary of its 5300 GT continuation vehicles in 2022. Timing for the Giotto supercar hasn’t been introduced however the firm mentioned testing will begin in 2024.

Impressively, Bizzarrini managed to rent automotive design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro to assist pen the supercar. The Italdesign founder, who helped design the unique 5300 GT whereas working for Stile Bertone within the Nineteen Sixties, right now runs the design firm GFG Type collectively together with his son Fabrizio.

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa

Components of the Giotto’s  design will echo the 5300 GT. These embody the twin vents on the entrance of the automotive, right here incorporating slim LED headlights. There’s additionally a reimagining of the 5300 GT’s triangular B-pillar and the rear windshield that nearly reaches the rear wheel arches.

Bizzarrini additionally tapped Chris Porritt to assist with the engineering. Porritt served as chief engineer for Aston Martin between 1997 and 2013, the place he helped to develop the One-77 supercar and different V-12 fashions. He additionally labored at Tesla, the place he helped develop the Mannequin S, and has had stints at Apple and Rimac.

Specs for the Giotto will likely be introduced at a later date, although Bizzarrini has a transparent plan for a automotive that is not solely quick but in addition able to delivering a uncooked, visceral driving expertise. The V-12 powering the automotive will likely be a naturally aspirated unit that Bizzarrini has hinted will likely be associated to a Lamborghini V-12. In response to the corporate, Giotto Bizzarrini’s early work serving to develop Lamborghini’s first V-12 “offers inspiration” for the brand new unit.

We additionally know the engine will likely be paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and sit in the course of a motorsports-derived composite physique construction. Carbon fiber has been confirmed for the physique of the Giotto.

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