The exotic was designed by Giugiaro, with mild references to the Bizzarrini 5300 GT classic
September 1, 2023 at 10:20
Bizzarrini is back with more photos and information about the upcoming Giotto, as they continue with deliveries of the 5300 GT Corsa Revival continuation series. The new exotic “Hyper GT” is penned by GFG Style and will come fitted with a naturally aspirated V12 engine by Cosworth featuring motorsport-inspired technologies.
This is the first time we lay eyes on a full-scale prototype of the Bizzarrini Giotto, following the preview sketches and teasers from February 2023. The carbon-fiber bodywork was designed by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugaro from their GFG Style studio in Turin. This is a fitting choice as the Italian master of automotive design was heavily involved in the creation of the original Bizzarini 5300 GT while working for Bertone back in the ’60s.
The Giotto adopts mid-engined hypercar proportions with a sharp nose, a sculpted profile, and a long tail. References to the classic 5300 GT are limited to the dual intakes on the front integrating thin LEDs, the triangular B-pillar, and the wraparound front and rear glass. The side inlets have a hint of the C8 Corvette but overall the model looks like a fitting rival to the likes of the Pagani Utopia and the Gordon Murray T.33.
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The Giotto is named after the fabled engineer and company founder, known for taking part in the development of the Ferrari 250 GTO before designing the original Lamborghini V12. The new Cosworth-built V12 engine has a displacement of 6.6 liters, or 6,626 cc to be exact, which is also a reference to Giotto Bizzarrini’s date of birth (June 6, 1926).
Bizzarrini didn’t announce the power and torque figures of the naturally aspirated unit but said it “will meet all worldwide legislative and emission regulations” while hoping to “deliver ultimate engagement and drivability”. The model is based on a carbon fiber chassis of unknown origin, using “technologies and manufacturing processes developed in top-tier motorsport”.
Chris Porritt, Bizzarrini’s CTO with previous experience at Aston Martin, Tesla, Apple, and Rimac, said: “We have a clear vision for The Giotto, driven not by lap times or acceleration records but by the emotional engagement of both the driver and the passenger”.
The company, owned by Rezam Al Roumi, announced a few changes to its corporate structure as the current CEO Ian Fenton (ex-Ford and Aston Martin) will be replaced by Julian Jenkins (ex-Jaguar, Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin, and Rolls-Royce), although Fenton will remain in Bizzarrini as an advisor.
We hope to learn more about the upcoming hypercar as development continues and before on-road testing starts in late 2024.