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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Here's one-off Bizzarrini Kjara sportster was way ahead of its time

~ONE Off~ Off-course, a clear picture of a genius and talented automotive designer could be seen from his works during the time. For example, Giotto Bizzarrini is the mastermind who was responsible for such tremendous classic sports cars like the Ferrari 250 GTO, the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan for Count Giovanni Volpi's Scuderia Serenissima racing team, and many others.
The Bizzarrini Kjara barchetta while sat on display at the 2019 Concours d'Elegance Paleis Soestdijk, the Netherlands.. (Picture from: Ritzsite.nl)
As quoted of AutoEvolution, his passion for car also led him to fond his-owned auto company named Bizzarrini SpA. together with his close friends and business partners, later built such tremendous sportscar like the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada in 1966. After that, the company also had been built the 'baby' version of 5300 GT Strada called Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa.
The Bizzarrini Kjara roadster is the result of a cooperation between Scuderia Bizzarrini and the University of Rome, while its bodywork by Pininfarina. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
For the world of racing, Bizzarrini's advanced ideas had surfaced in the form of the extraordinary Bizzarrini P538S. Then the life of this racing car resumed after the skilled hands of Giorgetto Giugaro managed to present Bizzarrini Manta in 1968. Although officially Bizzarrini-owned automaker company did not last long and its production should be ceased in 1969.
Actually, the Bizzarrini Kjara is a hybrid sportscar powered by a 2.4 liter Lancia turbo diesel engine combined with 4 electric engines. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
It turned out that not only automotive business circle were Bizzarrini colleagues, in early 1997 known this company collaborated with academics Leone Martellucci of the Technical University of Rome. At that time they jointly developed a sports car concept called the Bizzarrini Kjara, while its body constructed by Pininfarina.
The Bizzarrini Kjara sports car had proven Bizzarrini was way ahead of its time not only in terms of what a supercar could look like, and a knack for vehicle efficiency as well.. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
The Kjara sportscar concept driven by a 2.4 liter 5-cylinder JTD Lancia diesel engine that works together with 4 electric motors. So that's it could be said it's a hybrid-powered sportscar, and proved Bizzarrini was way ahead of its time not only in terms of what a supercar could look like, and a knack for vehicle efficiency as well.
The interior is not very well put together since this Bizzarrini Kjara was only meant as a show piece. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
The concept was completed in 2000, and the car made its debut at the Turin Motor Show 2000. The car was always intended purely as a concept car. Purely to show how Giotto Bizzarrini would put together a modern roofless sports car. Meanwhile, its interior is spartan in design and typical of a concept car with visible main power switches and relays.
Here's a 2.4 liter 5-cylinder JTD Lancia diesel engine is the Kjara's drivetrain along with 4 electric motors.. (Picture from: GaleryAaldering)
As its bodywork is therefore very progressive with an advanced  aerodynamically designs, and is also equipped with optimal cooling for the diesel engine coupled with electric motors. And similar could be said to the drivetrain was very progressive at that time and is still quite up to date even today. Unfortunately, the hybrid part of the car is no longer connected but the 2.4 JTD diesel engine has recently been running.
The Bizzarrini Kjara sports car bodywork is therefore very progressive with an advanced  aerodynamically designs, and is also equipped with optimal cooling for the diesel engine coupled with electric motors. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
As you would expect from a car that has had a life as a concept car, the car has some traces of use all around. It shouldn’t spoil the fun because this is truly a unique opportunity to buy one of the rarest Bizzarrini’s ever. The car comes with a presentation board that comes with the car.
On March 2022, the car is listed for sale by the Gallery Aaldering, which is Europe’s biggest classic car dealer with headquarters in Brummen, the Netherlands. Off-course, being a one-off concept with Italian heritage, expect some hefty sums to be floated around. As quoted of the Gallery Aaldering website, the unique sports car has been sold, unfortunately it is not known how much money the Kjara's new owner spent to bring it home.😌 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GALERY AALDERING | AUTOEVOLUTION | RITZSITE.NL ]
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