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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Known Giotto Bizzarrini superb car creations

The Bizzarrini big-name was began widely heard in the automotive world in the 1950s and seems to continue to resonate until today. He is one of the many world's automotive masters who has launched many amazing masterpieces.
1966 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada or 5300 GT America, the first Bizzarrini car after he estabilished his own company in 1966. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/32bFT9X)
Bizzarrini or the complete Giotto Bizzarrini is the name of an Italian gentleman who started his career in the automotive world as an engineer who worked for Alfa Romeo and then continued to several other well-known Italian car manufacturers, such as Ferrari, ATS, Lamborghini and Iso.
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has won several racing competitions, especially in the 1950s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36UPGDz)
Some of his work within the Italian's prancing horse logoed premium auto manufacturer, when he was an R&D manager, designer, test driver, and chief engineer can be seen in legendary models such as the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, he also took part in the Ferrari 250 GTO designing process which then dominated the world's racing in GT-class since 1962 and today are known as one of the most expensive classic cars in the world.
1959 Ferrari 250 GTO SWB uses a a Colombo-based 60-degree, single-over-head cam, 'vee' type 12-cylinder engine, with aluminum alloy block and heads, and cast-iron cylinder liners. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36UPGDz)
Shortly after fired by Ferrari in 1961, he together with Carlo Chiti were ever being part of ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport), a company started by the ex-Ferrari engineers with financial support from Count Giovanni Volpi to build a Formula 1 single seater, as one of the Ferrari's rivals, and a GT sport car, the ATS Serenissima.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is made ​​specifically for the driver Sir Stirling Moss. This car is sold at the auction up to the US. $35 million or around Rp. 331 billion. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36V6n1z)
Then when he became a freelance engineer, he also worked at Ferucio Lamborghini's tractor factory and had an important role when deciding to use the 3.5 liter V12 engine on the Lamborghini 350 GTV. And that Lamborghini's first sports car made its debut at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. 
1966 Serenissima ATS 358V Spyder, the only Serenissima racing car did make the actual race in the 1966 Le Mans. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/32bFT9X)
It turns out that the Lamborghini 350 GTV was not the only work of Bizzarrini to appear at the car expo.There were other cars was also been worked by him at the time, and the car was named Iso Rivolta A3/C owned by Renzo Rivolta, a Milan's industrialist. 
1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV was very sleek and streamlined, with a very low hood that incorporated one of the better pop-up headlight designs of all time. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZQ2Gnv)
This car was a GT racing car with a lightweight aluminum body equipped with an American V8 engine. That is the most famous car bearing the ISO' brand ever born out of his hands and later it known became the basis for Bizzarrini's next sports cars. 
1963 Iso Rivolta A3/C was a GT racing car with a lightweight aluminum body equipped with an American V8 engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3jRs0DM)
After several years working under the Iso brand owned by Renzo Rivolta, in 1966 Bizzarrini decided to establish his own auto company called Bizzarrini S.p.A. The company is known to have built a small number of highly advanced and sophisticated sports and racing cars before finally ceased production in 1969.šŸ˜¢
1966 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada is known as the road-legal version of the Grifo A3/C (on which body shape and mechanical parts are almost the same as the Iso A3/C). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2SLu83Z)
The first model Bizzarrini made after establishing his own company was the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada or 5300 GT 'America' which was a road-legal version of the Grifo A3/C (on which body shape and mechanical parts are almost the same as the Iso A3/C).
This is a 'baby' version of the 5300 GT called Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa powered by a 1,897 cc Opel engine and built in between 1966 to 1969. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ij0gIr)
As qouted of Wikipedia, this 5300 GT Strada was originally a powerful yet sensual 43-inch coupe. However, in its further development, the car was also made in a spyder/targa version of 3 units and is rumored all of which survive and are currently owned by the same person. After that, he also had been built the 'baby' version of 5300 GT Strada called Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa is powered by a 1,897 cc Opel engine in between 1966 to 1969.
One of those rare Lamborghini V12 powered race cars, the 1967 Bizzarrini P538 located in the United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37G4sut)
For the world of racing, Bizzarrini's advanced ideas resurfaced in the form of the extraordinary Bizzarrini P538S. A mid-engined roofless racing car with a tubular steel chassis covered by a fiberglass body and not having a chassis number printed on it. This car initially carried a Lamborghini V12 engine, but later used a Corvette 327 CID V8 engine.
The Bizzarrini Manta is built by Giorgetto Giugaro in 1968 based on the Bizzarinni P538 racing car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1RUk8ko)
Then the life of this racing car resumed after the skilled hands of Giorgetto Giugaro managed to present Bizzarrini Manta in 1968. The one-off car has an unusual aspect, apart from the striking color scheme, is the seating layout.

The car applied 3 seater layout with the driver sits in the center and the passengers will sit on each driver's sides. After some years in Sweden, it was dismantled for an extensive restoration. Later featured in various classics car events, it is now in the United States. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CLASSICDRIVER | WIKIPEDIA]
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