Bizzarrini Is Back With a V12-Powered Hypercar Called Giotto

Bizzarrini Is Back With a V12-Powered Hypercar Called Giotto

A glimpse of the future. Picture: Bizzarrini

The world may be on fire and we may need to make drastic changes to our lifestyles to avoid catastrophe, but this news has yet to reach Italy. As the rest of the planet’s automakers reluctantly go electric or hybrid, and global powers seek to ban gas-powered cars, an Italian supercar maker is going head-first into an all-new monster with V12 engine.

And while you might expect the news to come from somewhere like Lamborghini or Pagani, it’s not either. This new combustion behemoth is from the historic Bizzarrini brand, which was relaunched in 2020.

Since the company came back from the dead they have been building stunning replicas of the 5300 GT, which raced and won at Le Mans in the 1960s. Now the company is back with an all new car which has been designed by the same hand as the 5300 GT.

New old meets new new. Picture: Bizzarrini

Called Bizzarrini Giotto, the concept features a bespoke carbon fiber body that is said to be inspired by the 5300 GT. Up front, there’s that same centrally-mounted badge that’s flanked by two vents, which now house the ultra-thin LED headlights.

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In profile, there is a “reinvention” of the B-pillar and wrap-around windscreen of the 5300 GT. In the new car, this now houses a central rear engine. Past the engine case, the rear of the car tapers and curves, giving it an aerodynamic teardrop shape.

Much like the 5300 GT, if you squint a bit, you’ll be forgiven for assuming it’s a Ferrari design study. It’s not a bad thing, I assure you.

The similarities to Bizzarrini’s origins also extend below the surface. Where historic models like the P538S were powered by a naturally aspirated V12 engine, so will the Giotto. The new car won’t use the same powertrain, but Bizzarrini says he plans to equip the car with a V12 engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

What’s in a name? Picture: Bizzarrini

Development of the car’s powertrain will be overseen by Bizzarrini technical director Chris Porritt, who joins the team after stints at Aston Martin, Tesla and Rimac.

Other than that, Bizzarrini is keeping additional details of the new car pretty close to the chest. The company says more technical information will be revealed later this year, as it plans to start testing the new car next year.

That gives him 10 years to get them on the road before the ICE bans start to take effect. Good luck.

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