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New Bizzarrini Giotto: V12 hypercar revealed in full

The sleek sports car is a tribute to one of Italy’s most famous automotive names

Italian car maker Bizzarrini is back and has given us our first official look at its all-new car. A V12 hypercar, the Bizzarrini Giotto uses a Cosworth-developed engine, rather than the 6.5-litre V12 from the outgoing Lamborghini Aventador - which would’ve been a neat throwback to Giotto Bizzarini’s development of Lamborghini’s first V12 back in 1963. 

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Performance specifications of the Giotto have yet to be revealed, but the naturally-aspirated 6.6-litre V12 (which conveniently references Bizzarrini’s birth date of 6th June 1926) and a carbon-fibre body should provide an enticing driving experience. The firm says the V12 is “Designed to meet Bizzarrini-specific performance, drivability, emissions compliance and emotional targets.”

The new Giotto might look as futuristic as plenty of other current hypercars, but the firm says it’s “blended with core elements of Bizzarrini’s signature design DNA”. 

The firm says the V12 is “Designed to meet Bizzarrini-specific performance, drivability, emissions compliance and emotional targets.”

That DNA is derived mainly from Bizzarini’s most famous car - the 5300 GT. The company’s founder Giotto Bizzarini, worked with Alfa Romeo and Ferrari (where he designed the 250 GTO) before moving to Iso Rivolta. Here he and legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro worked on the 1963 Iso Grifo A3C race car - the road version of which would later become the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada. 

The 5300 GT was front-mid engined and this new Giotto is mid-engined, but even with the different layouts, some design elements have been carried over. There are dual bonnet-mounted vents just like Bizzarrini designs of old and they incorporate slim LED headlights. The triangular B-pillar of the 5300 GT returns with ‘Bizzarrini’ badging and the wraparound rear window echoes the shape of the old car as well. 

Giotto Bizzarrini died earlier this year and Pegasus Automotive Group, a luxury car dealer from Switzerland, now owns the Bizzarrini firm and enlisted Giorgetto Giugiaro to create the new Giotto. 

Giugiaro said: “To have the opportunity to design an entirely new car from Bizzarrini is a privilege. Our two names are united in nearly six decades of history and a series of now iconic designs. We have created something that is both recognisably Bizzarrini and totally relevant for an entirely new era of this cherished Italian brand.”

Bizzarrini says testing of the new Giotto will start in 2024 and we can look forward to more technical details being disclosed throughout the coming year.

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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