Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Verde Bosco Ventiquattro

Just 24 months on from the announcement of the first prototype example of the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival, the build of the 24th and final car has now been completed in a unique specification. Created in a green flecked hue known as Bizzarrini Verde Bosco Ventiquattro, (VBV) it’s an appropriate celebration of the end of production of this hand-built continuation, authentically based on the car that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1965.

As with every part of the Corsa Revival continuation programme, the colour choice has its roots in authentic Bizzarrini history. A concours-winning original example, owned by an American collector, wears a near-identical shade and he generously granted Bizzarrini’s bespoke team access to the car to gather samples to create a match for this modern-day Revival. It’s an approach also applied to the limited examples of the car finished in Bizzarrini Rosso Corsa – just like the original Le Mans class-winning car –  where the Bizzarrini team tracked down an original panel that had been hidden from light since it was first painted, perfectly preserving Bizzarrini Rosso Corsa. This shade was then colour-matched for the Revival Edition to create Bizzarrini Rosso Corsa 222.

Each car in the Revival series is crafted with a lightweight single piece composite body, over a steel frame. Inside, the two seats are protected by a more comprehensive six-point roll cage and safety fuel cell, meeting FIA Appendix K regulations. With a front-mid engine layout, independent rear suspension to Giotto’s innovative Corsa specification and all-round disc brakes paired with a period-specific 5,300 cubic centimeter V8 developing over 400 horsepower, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival has a power to weight ratio comparable to a modern supercar.

Producing one bespoke, hand-built 5300 GT Corsa Revival each month at Bizzarrini’s dedicated facility in the UK is a sign of the maturity of the business as it continues preparations to launch the all-new Giotto hypercar. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, alongside his son Fabrizio at GFG Style in Turin, Italy, it rekindles a brand partnership first established 60 years ago when a young Giorgetto, whilst at Bertone, contributed to the design of the original Bizzarrini 5300 GT. Focused on driving engagement, rather than pure lap times or outright speed, the Giotto will be powered by a bespoke V12 designed in collaboration with Cosworth.

Simon Busby, Bizzarrini CMO, said: “The 5300 GT Corsa Revival was envisioned as a reintroduction of the Bizzarrini brand to the elite tiers of the automotive world. Ever since we finished the first car 24 months ago, we’ve been working relentlessly to deliver authentic and perfect Revival models to the world’s most passionate car collectors. As we reach the end of this chapter and ready for the next, this feels like another significant step in our journey; the demand for this car and the interest in our future plans is exactly the reaction we felt that the rebirth of the Bizzarrini brand – attached to one of the greatest automotive engineers and designers of all times – deserved. Now, our attention shifts to the development of the Giotto, delivering a car that will be more than worthy to carry the revered name.”

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