In January, the fabled Italian motorsport marque, Bizzarrini, announced production of twenty-four 5300 GT Revival Corsa which are now being built by an experienced team of craftspeople for a new generation of collectors. Today, further details are announced, including the fact that each car will have its own authentic, contemporary interpretation of the iconic original 5300 GT model – inspired by chassis 0222, the car that won its class at Le Mans in 1965.
Extreme attention to detail is being given to every decision being made about the cars’ production, which is partly thanks to Bizzarrini’s archive of over 1,000 unique blueprints and technical drawings which chart the design and development of each car. Bizzarrini CEO, Christopher Sheppard, explains, “Our engineers are peeling back layers of automotive history. For example, the first cars had a single wing mirror, while the bonnet was originally made from steel, and subsequently replaced by a composite example.”
Rezam Al Roumi, the driving force behind the marque, describes the process as painstaking but essential: “We are daring to be different, just as Giotto Bizzarrini was back in the 1960s. Giotto was a pioneer – an engineer who rivalled 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.”