The Bizzarrini Revival Series opened a new chapter in the brand’s history.
Bizzarrini will only build 24 cars.
Much has been written about the ‘new Bizzarrini’ and not so much about its history, particularly the Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa.
The 1900 GT Europa launched in 1966 was the smaller sibling to the Bizzarrini 5300 Strada.
With a top speed of 128 mph and a 0-60 time of 10.5 seconds, fitted with a 1,900cc Opel engine, despite its small powerplant, it was very light, only 650 Kg.
Giotto Bizzarrini mastered minded the Europa; he was an accomplished engineer who had previously worked for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Iso Rivolta.
Giotto played a pivotal role in the development of the Ferrari 250 GTO.
Each Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa was handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail.
It’s like owning a functional and fast automotive art piece.
The Europa was built in the 60s when Italian car manufacturers produced iconic machinery.
The period was regarded as the Golden Age for Italian motor car design.
The final design was a collaboration between Giotto and a young up-and-coming Italian designer, Pietro Vanni.
It is also clear that the 5300 GT influenced the final design.
The Europa was intended to be the model that provided the mass appeal of its other Italian rivals like Lancia and Alfa Romeo.
Sadly, financial worries at the company prevented that.
Bizzarrini closed in 1969, having only built twelve production models, adding to its attraction for collectors.
The car’s design is like a fine wine – it improves with age.