New Bizzarrini Giotto: Italian firm’s comeback continues with Cosworth-engined hypercar
Scheduled to hit the road in 2026, the Giotto pays tribute to Bizzarrini’s 5300 GT and uses a mid-mounted 6.6-litre V12
We’ve already driven Bizzarrini’s stunning 5300 GT Corsa Revival – a reborn version of the company’s historic class-winning Le Mans racer – and now the Italian brand is stepping firmly into the 21st century with an all-new hypercar. Called the Giotto, the carbonfibre-bodied creation is being pitched as a ‘hyper GT’ with a design that takes cues from Bizzarrinis of the past.
The Giotto’s mechanical layout is quite unlike that of its 5300 GT forefather, which used a front-mounted 5.3-litre small-block V8 from Chevrolet to drive the rear wheels. With a naturally aspirated V12 mounted behind the cockpit, the Giotto mirrors other contemporary hypercars like the Zenvo Aurora, and this time Bizzarrini has turned to Cosworth to build the engine.
Power and torque outputs haven’t been announced yet, but we do know that the motor is a 6.6-litre unit that will meet worldwide emissions regulations to be sold around the globe. Its exact capacity of 6626cc is a nod to company founder Giotto Bizzarrini, who was born on 6/6/1926.
The Giotto has been penned by GFG Style in Turin, a design studio headed by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro. In the 1960s, a young Giorgetto had a hand in the 5300 GT’s design, and glimmers of the classic are evident in the Giotto’s carbon bodywork. The dual bonnet slats, triangular B-pillars and the shape of the glasshouse are among the most obvious retro touches, which have been integrated with aero-driven elements such as a dihedral front splitter and rear diffuser.
The hypercar uses a carbonfibre chassis beneath the skin, although specifics of its construction and the Giotto’s suspension layout are under wraps. We do know that the Giotto is scheduled to begin testing late next year, with development headed by Chris Porritt – formerly of Aston Martin and Rimac. The first Giottos are scheduled to reach customers in 2026 for an as-yet-undisclosed price tag.