The reborn Italian sports car will be offered with a fiberglass or carbon fiber body.
Since being revived by former Aston Martin executives, Italy's reborn Bizzarrini announced its comeback earlier this year with the stunning 5300 GT Revival Corsa, a modern reinterpretation of the 5300 GT that raced against Ferraris and won its class at the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. This will be the first car to bear the Bizarrini name since the GT Strada 4.1 concept in 2005. At the recent London Concours and Hampton Court Concours d'Elegance, Bizzarrini showcased the original Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, the P538 V12, and the P578 V8, marking the reborn Italian company's first public appearances.
As work on the prototype 5300 GT Revival Corsa continues at a dedicated facility in the UK, Bizzarrini has revealed new details about the car's development process. According to Bizzarrini, the Revival "blends traditional techniques and construction with highly contemporary processes and materials,"
To pay homage to the original 5300 GT, Bizzarrini is referencing original archival engineering drawings combined with 3D scanning. Whereas the original 5300 GT made extensive use of lightweight glass fiber, the 5300 GT Revival Corsa will feature a one-piece fiberglass body built to Appendix K specifications for Historic Racing. Alternatively, the Revival Corsa will also be offered with a full carbon-fiber bodyshell for owners who don't need to adhere to Historic Racing regulations and want to race it with modern Ferraris like the F8 Tributo.
"We are extremely excited to bring the Bizzarrini marque back to life, and the 5300 GT Revival Series is a fitting initial entry to showcase our plans for a series of cars over the coming years - reflecting both the heritage and modernity of Bizzarrini," said Rezam Al-Roumi, owner of Bizzarrini.
While the styling is faithful to the original, Bizzarrini has made a few key changes to the Revival so that it meets modern safety regulations. Whereas the original car's fuel tanks were located deep in the sills and behind the driver, the Revival has a modern fuel tank system behind the driver with a "marginally reduced" fuel capacity that will last for a multiple round race series. After the Revival development prototype is completed, Bizzarrini will build 24 customer cars, with deliveries starting in February 2022.
Each car will be powered by a period-specific 5300 cubic inch V8 producing around 400-480 hp. While the 5300 GT Revival is designed to meet FIA regulations, it can be made road legal if requested. Following the 5300 GT Revival Corsa, Bizzarrini plans to create a new bespoke supercar penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro who designed the original 5300 GT.