16 February 2023
Bizzarrini S.p.A. is an Italian automotive manufacturer: founded by Giotto Bizzarrini in 1964. The company built a small number of highly specialised and advanced sports and racing cars before ‘closing its doors in 1969.
In November 2020, an announcement confirmed that Pegasus Brands had acquired the name. Kuwaiti national Rezam Mohamed Al Roumi owns Pegasus Brands; Pegasus is an international dealership that represents Aston Martin Lagonda, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, and Koenigsegg.
Bizzarrini’s has announced its plans to launch an inaugural offering, the all-new 5300 GT-inspired Bizzarrini Giotto supercar.
Named after company founder Giotto Bizzarrini, the car is to be powered by a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated V12 engine.
An Italian engineer born in 1926, Giotto was best known for his work on the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. He was later involved with a project that turned a 250GT into the one-off Ferrari Breadvan.
Chris Porritt is the chief technical officer at Bizzarrini who has previously worked at Aston Martin, Tesla and Rimac, will superintend the engineering development.
Porritt said: ‘We have a clear vision for the Giotto, defined ultimately by how it makes a driver feel…We now very deliberately and authentically recreate Giotto’s vision, choosing not to chase acceleration times or lap records but to develop a car that appeals to those experienced drivers seeking purity, authenticity and rarity.’