BESPOKE ITALIAN AUTOMAKER BIZZARRINI RETURNS TO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH THE GIOTTO SUPERCAR
These days we’re seeing more and more of the smaller, bespoke automakers making a healthy resurgence. There are names popping up that have been so quiet that people thought they didn’t exist anymore, and some have actually been on a proper sabbatical but have the right ideas and contacts to get themselves up and running again. Some have simply been quiet and working on maintaining and servicing the fleets of cars that are still around, which is sort of what Italian automaker Bizzarrini has been doing. You may not have heard of the brand, and looking at the latest images doing the rounds you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a new company entering the hotly-contested supercar market, but Bizzarrini was in fact founded way back in 1964 in Livorno, Italy. The automaker has quite a few great models under its banner, but arguably its most well-known car is the 5300 GT which was limited to a grand total of just 133 units. It’s a great-looking car that is full of the era’s design cues, but if some curves and lines look familiar it’s because Bizzarrini founder Giotto Bizzarrini was once an engineer for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.
While the roots are Italian, in 2020 a new Bizzarrini company was formed after a transfer of ownership, it’s now a subsidiary of Pegasus Brands and is now UK-based. The company has just previewed its latest creation and instead of something retro, it’s an all-new supercar called the Giotto, a nod to the creator of the brand. As you can see, the car looks like it will fit right in at a modern supercar meet-up, it has all the lines and curves that you’d expect from an automaker with a heritage like Bizzarrini has. For now, it’s just a preview of things to come, so all we know about the car is what it looks like. It looks fast while parked, and it really should end up being stupidly fast, we surmise this because the Giotto project is headed up by Chris Porritt and he’s the man who headed up engineering at Aston Martin, Tesla and Rimac. This also sort of suggests that the Giotto may be a full EV, or at least a hybrid.
Take a look at the YouTube video that's sort of related, but not. In this one, the Top Gear crew takes a close look and drive in the car that put Bizzarrini on the map but in a new spec, the 5300 GT Corsa Revival that costs really ridiculous money: Stig Lap: ULTRA RARE £1.65m Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival | Top Gear
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