The Revival Series will mark a new chapter in Bizzarrini’s history with a re-birth of the car that crystallised the company’s legacy, the 5300 GT.
No more than 24 examples of the 5300 GT Revival Corsa will be created and hand-built by an experienced team of craftspeople.
Developed as a high-performance variant of the Bizzarrini engineered A3C, the 5300 GT was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro with refinements by Piero Drogo of Carrozzeria Sports Cars. Incorporating a tried and tested V8 engine, the 5300 GT was light, fast and reliable. Famed for its performance in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hour Race, perhaps the most legendary 5300 GT is chassis 0222. That summer, French racing drivers Regis Fraissinet and Jean de Mortemart took the over 5-litre class win at Le Mans, finishing ninth overall. Not only did Chassis 0222 run the race at an average speed of 169km/h, Giotto Bizzarrini himself then drove the car back home to Northern Italy immediately after the race.
The 5300 GT Revival Corsa 24/65 encapsulates the spirit of a bygone age of high-performance race cars, and the thin line that Bizzarrini drove between road and track. Each car in the new series will be hand-built, with a lightweight composite body, as was the original car, over a light tubular steel frame. Inside, the two seats are protected by a race-grade roll bar and safety fuel cell; the car can be designed to meet FIA Specifications. Uprated independent rear suspension and allround disc brakes are paired with a period-specific 5300 cubic inch V8 with Weber 45 DCOE (Doppio Corpo Orizzontale E) carburettors developing between 400 and 480 horsepower. At just 975kg, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Revival Corsa 24/65 has excellent power to weight ratio, ensuring its competitiveness in international historic racing.