Revived Bijarrini has completed the first 5300 GT Continuation car

The little-known but notable Italian sports car brand has been revived, and production of its first new car in decades is now complete.

We are talking about Bizarrini, the company that was founded in 1964 by Ferrari 250 GTO engineer Giotto Bizarrini and is responsible for the stunning 5300 GT sports car.

The original Bizarrini only lasted until 1969 but the company was revived in 2020, with new owner, Kuwaiti investor Rezam Al Roumi, planning to give both a modern sports car as well as a consistent example of the 5300 GT.

The Bizarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa is a series of cars that have just been completed. Well, it’s a prototype. With just 24 customer examples planned, production will be conducted at Bizarrini’s newly built facility in the UK. Customer distribution will begin in May.

Bizzarrini’s team relied on more than a thousand original drawings and documents, as well as an original 1965 5300 GT Corsa race car, while the continuity car and production processes for it were going to be built. Some people working in real cars in the 60’s were also able to give some input.

The modern Bizarrini also studied an earlier example of the 5300 GT that won its class and finished ninth overall in the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, some elements of that successful racer were reproduced for the series car. Interestingly, the team also had an original body panel that had been hidden from light for so many years and matched the color to achieve the shade of the Rosso Corsa used in this prototype.

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa

The design of the results is true with the original, in addition to the necessary changes to the FIA’s Appendix K regulations for modern regulations, especially for historical racing events. New items include roll cage, independent rear suspension and disc brakes at each corner. Modern Bizarrini has also designed a new fuel tank, specially shaped to fit a vacuum in the chassis, as opposed to using the design of the original fuel tank located deep in the seal and behind the driver.

Like the original, the 5300 GT Revival Corsa has a tubular steel frame. The Weber has a period-specific 5.3-liter V-8 with carburetor and a peak output falls somewhere between 400 and 480 hp. Considering the car weighs just 2,755 pounds, the performance should be stunning.

If desired by the customer, the car can be built in 5300 GT Strada specification for road use. Bizarrini will also make the body out of carbon fiber, unless the buyer wants to ensure the car has historical racing regulations, then fiberglass will be used just like the original.

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa

Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa

Prices start at 1.65 million British pounds (about 16 2.16 million). However, in the case of such vehicles in general, all the build slots are probably already gone.

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