Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300 (1968)
Bizzarrini GT Strada 5300 (1965 - 1969)
The Bizzarrini GT 5300 is one of those forgotten Italian classics supercars from the 1960's. It featured those to die for styling lines reminiscent of the early 1960's Alfa Romeo performance cars.
and styling were outstanding, so why weren't more of them made? Certainly, its creator,
Giotto Bizzarrini, whose name the cars were called after, knew what it took to build a top-drawer supercar. He had cut his teeth at Alfa Romeo and Ferrari, where he had built up a vast wealth of expertise and experience. He brought together all his ideas and set about creating the delectable GT Strada.
Blessed with incredible styling and fitted with intricate chassis engineering, the GT Strada used a Chevy V8 power plant at its heart and it was good enough to give Bizzarrini's first car Ferrari-beating performance.
The Strada GT was based on the lightweight Iso Grifo. Styled by the Giugiaro styling house in Italy, the Strada came decked out in a stunning and extremely low-line style all of its own.
For discerning customers, it came with the dual option of glass fibre or aluminium bodywork. Just like the Iso Grifo it was based on, the V8 GT Strada came with a very favourable power-to-weight ratio and huely impressive acceleration.
On the downside for the Strada, in the era without any electronic driver aids, it was a difficult car to master due to its racing car heritage. It is one of those that is best tackled by racing drivers and out of harms way of the weekend warrior brigade.
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