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Oh my, the last Bizzarrini 5300 GT is very pretty and very green

The 24th and final continuation model belongs on bedroom wall posters everywhere, right?

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Two years after it was first announced, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT’s run of Revival Edition models has come to an end, bowing out in a flurry of eyeball-soothing greenness. Ahh.

Or rather, a flurry of Verde Bosco Ventiquattro, having been colour-matched to a concours-winning original owned by an American collector, using the same process by which Bizzarrini acquired the Rosso Corsa red donned by the car that won its class at Le Mans in 1965.

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We needn’t remind you that the 5300 GT is powered by a 5.3-litre V8 developing over 400 horses, bringing a power-to-weight ratio that Bizzarrini claims is comparable to a modern day supercar.

“The 5300 GT Corsa Revival was envisioned as a reintroduction of the Bizzarrini brand to the elite tiers of the automotive world,” said Simon Busby, Bizzarrini CMO. “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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Ah yes, the Giotto: a Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed hypercar that will be powered by that most hypercar of things. Yep, a bespoke Cosworth V12.

Key question though: will it be made available in eyeball-soothing green?

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