Giorgetto’s Mantle

Giotto Bizzarrini was born June 6, 1926, to a wealthy Italian family.

He was known as an Italian engineer who greatly influenced motor car design from the 50s to the 70s.

He was also a test driver for Ferrari and was a dominant force in the design of the Ferrari 250 GTO.

Having served for some of the greatest Italian automobile houses, he established Bizzarrini S.p.A in 1965, sadly to end in 1969, not without leaving the remarkable Bizzarrini 5300 GT.

I believe that only 100 Bizzarrini’s were produced, making it a highly sought-after collector’s car.

In 2020, Pegasus Brands acquired the rights to the Bizzarrini name.

The new Bizzarrini brand was reintroduced to the world with the 5300 GT Corsa Revival early in 2022.

It has now revealed its first completely new car, The Giotto, aptly named after Mr Bizzarrini.

Giorgetto Giugiaro was a designer with Bertone at the time and was involved with creating the Bizzarrini 5300 GT in the late 60s.

Giorgetto and his son Fabrizio have been responsible for the design of the new car.

Currently, there are no official engine details; however, a V12, naturally aspirated, will likely be the power source behind the Giotto.

As the year progresses, more technical information will be available, and I will follow this with great interest and report back accordingly.

The Bizzarrini 5300 GT is a cultural icon in the world of classic sports cars.

I am confident that Giorgetto and Fabrizio will honour the legacy of that beautiful motor car and carry the mantle.