The successor to the modern Bizzarrini after its 5300 GT sequel car was confirmed as a V-12 supercar, bearing the Giotto name.
The new car takes its name from Giotto Bizzarrini, who founded the original Bizzarrini in Italy in 1964. This company built the stunning 5300 GT but only survived until 1969 and its name was eventually revived in 2020 by Kuwaiti investor Rezam Al Roumi.
The modern Bizzarrini is based in the UK and delivered the first of its 5300 GT sequel cars in 2022. The timeline for the Giotto supercar has not yet been announced, but the company said testing will begin in 2024.
Impressively, Bizzarrini managed to hire automotive design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro to help design the supercar. The Italdesign founder, who helped design the original 5300 GT at Stile Bertone in the 1960s, now runs the GFG Style design company with his son Fabrizio.
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Elements of the Giotto design will reflect the 5300 GT. These include the twin nozzles at the front of the vehicle, shown here with slim LED headlights. There’s also a redesign of the 5300 GT’s triangular B-pillar and the rear window, which reaches almost to the rear wheel arches.
Bizzarrini also tapped Chris Porritt to help with engineering. Porritt was Chief Engineer for Aston Martin between 1997 and 2013, where he helped develop the One-77 supercar and other V-12 models. He also worked at Tesla, where he helped develop the Model S, and had stints at Apple and Rimac.
Specs for the Giotto will be announced at a later date, although Bizzarrini has a clear plan for a car that’s not only fast but can offer a raw, visceral driving experience. The V-12 powering the car will be a naturally aspirated unit that Bizzarrini has hinted will be related to a Lamborghini V-12. According to the company, the early work of Giotto Bizzarrini, who helped develop Lamborghini’s first V-12, provides “inspiration” for the new unit.
We also know the engine will be mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and will sit at the center of a motorsport-derived composite body structure. Carbon fiber was confirmed for the Giotto’s body.