Nicely written book which was published in 2004 and contains 160 pages.
Bizzarrini is an Italian brand of exclusive sports cars, founded in 1964 by Giotto Bizzarrini.
In 1949, Giotto Bizzarrini designed his first car, the Bizzarrini 500 based on a Fiat 500. After his studies, he worked as an engineer at Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, where he designed the Ferrari 250 GTO among others. In 1961, however, he left Ferrari to work as an independent adviser. For instance, for Lamborghini he developed their first V12 and in 1962 he helped design the Iso Grifo. Iso and Giotto Bizzarrini parted ways but Bizzarrini obtained the rights to further develop the car and to sell it under his own name.
In 1963, at the Turin Motor Show, he presented the Bizzarrini Grifo with a 5358 cc Chevrolet Corvette V8. The name of the car was later changed to 5300 GT Strada. In 1965 he built the Bizzarrini P538, a racing car with a Lamborghini V12 engine. In 1966, a small GT car was built with the name Bizzarrini Europa but in 1969 the company was discontinued due to financial problems.
The name Bizzarrini would however return on some prototypes and concept cars. In 1972, Giotto’s son presented the Bizzarrini 1300 Barchetta and the Bizzarrini BZ-2001 concept car was built by Giotto based on the Ferrari Testarossa in the mid 90s. At the 2000 Turin Motor Show, another concept car was introduced: the lightweight Bizzarrini Bebi. Viti and Mariani obtained the rights to the Bizzarrini brand name and founded the company called VGM Motors in 30 April 2002 in order to revive the brand. It was at the Geneva Motor Show of 2005 that they presented the Bizzarrini GTS 4.4 V, a new sports car featuring a 4L V8 engine with 550 HP.
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