We can't wait for the full reveal.
Late last year, we were informed that former Aston Martin executives were reviving the Bizzarrini nameplate, and it didn't take long for the automaker to announce its comeback car. With the same low, wide stance as it's predecessor, which inspired the Ford GT40, it's set to be something spectacular.
However, unlike the original 5300 GT, the modern interpretation is not expected to use a Chevrolet V8. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Bizzarrini says that the 24 revival cars being produced, called the 5300 GT Revival Corsa, will be special. In fact, "each car will have its own, authentic, contemporary interpretation of the iconic original".
That Corsa name hints at what we can expect, with Bizzarrini announcing that these revival cars will be inspired by chassis 0222, the car that won its class at Le Mans in 1965. However, they will be produced using modern techniques and will be up to modern standards. Bizzarrini is promising that extreme attention to detail is being given "to every decision being made about the cars' production".
Authenticity will be guaranteed by Bizzarrini's archive of over 1,000 unique blueprints and technical drawings. Bizzarrini CEO Christopher Sheppard says: "Our engineers are peeling back layers of automotive history. For example, the first cars had a single wing mirror, while the bonnet [hood] was originally made from steel, and subsequently replaced by a composite example." So these revival cars will be modern where it matters.
Rezam Al Roumi, one of the financial motivators behind the project, says that this process is proving to be painstaking but is essential. "We are daring to be different, just as Giotto Bizzarrini was back in the 1960s. Giotto was a pioneer - an engineer who rivaled Enzo Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Battista Farina."
"He believed in building the very best racing machine of the age, using the best available technology and a strong personal vision," said Al Roumi. With promises like these, the revival cars are likely to be brilliant in every way, but even Bizzarrini is marketing them as low-volume collector cars, so don't expect to see one ripping around a track anytime soon.