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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Bizzarrini's beautiful car parades

~Parades of Glory~ In the world's automotive, Giotto Bizzarini is known as one of the famous automotive design and engineering practitioners. This can be seen in his very long professional career portfolio ranging of several world automotive brands such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Iso, Lamborghini up to establishing his own automotive brand.
Bizzarrini 5300 GT is the first Giotto Bizzarrini's production version car after he estabilished his own company in 1966. (Picture from: Petrolicious)
The story started in 1953, when young Giotto Bizzarrini is finished to build his own car based on the Fiat 500 Topolino which became known as Macchinetta. After all here're several great cars that have got the magical touch of Giotto Bizzarrini since he worked at several notorious automaker, ie Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamboghini 350 GTV Prototipo was the first model and forerunner of the Lamborghini cars, then several Iso's cars such as the Iso Rivolta, Iso Grifo A3 and many others.
1953 Macchinetta built by Giotto Bizzarrini based on the Fiat 500 Topolino, while he was a student of the University of Pisa. (Picture from: Hemmings)
And in 1966 he founded his own automotive company based in Livorno, called Bizzarrini SpA. which had success when producing beautiful cars like the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada or 5300 GT Corsa for the road going and racing examples respectively, then followed several car models were produced in limited number, such the Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder, Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa aka a 'baby' version of 5300 GT, the extraordinary Bizzarrini P538S, and the most unique Bizzarrini Manta.
This is Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa aka a 'baby' version of 5300 GT is built in between 1966 to 1969 and powered by a 1,897 cc Opel engine. (Picture from: RMW)
It seems that as an entrepreneur, Giotto Bizzarrini lacked talent so the company of his owned had to work hard, rise and fall to just keep going in the tough business world and eventually had to give up when the company was declared bankrupt in 1969.
One of those rare Lamborghini V12 powered race cars, the 1967 Bizzarrini P538 located in the United States. (Picture from: Lambocars)
Because of his love for the world of automotive design, he continues to strive and continue to work, it is known that in the 1970s, he had involved to build several examples of a new American car model named the AMC AMX/3 and several units of the P538 S. 
One of those rare concept cars named the Bizzarrini Manta designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. (Picture from: LSXMag)
Then in the 1990s, he contacted by an investor named Barry Watkins and created World SuperCars, Inc. which later launched the Bizzarrini BZ-2001 based of the Ferrari Testarossa in 1993.
1993 Bizzarrini BZ-2001 has an entirely body consisted of carbon fiber and powered by a 4.9L Ferrari Testarossa V12 engine. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Then entering the second millennium, the effort to revive this classic Italian brand is still not over, this time carried by an Italian manufacturer named VGM Motors which then launched a new car in 2006 called the Bizzarrini Ghepardo GTS Concept.
2006 Bizzarrini Ghepardo GTS Concept by VGM Motors while sat on display and is powered by an upgraded BMW's Mecachrome V8 engine. (Picture from: Drive2ru)
And now Bizzarrini under new management after being revived almost a year ago (November, 2020) by the London-based luxury car dealership group Pegasus Brands and a team led by former CEO of Aston Martin, Dr. Ulrich Bez, so then the car had approved as one of the models produced by the Italian marque.
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa encapsulates the spirit of a bygone age of high-performance race cars, and the thin line that Bizzarrini drove between road and track. (Picture from: Bizzarrini)
As quoted of the automaker official site, that recently the marque produced in a limited number of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT 'Revival Series' sports car (only 24 units) called the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BIZZARRINI | TOP SPEED | AUTOCAR | DRIVE2.RU | GTPLANET | PISTOHEADS | EN.WHEELSAGE.ORG | DREAMSTIME | NEWATLAS ]
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