" This might be in the realms of pure fantasy, but hell, its the Friday before Christmas. We stumbled upon this afternoon an amazing Barchetta concept from 2008 badged under the noble moniker of Bizzarini. It was called, apparently, The Bizzarrini p538 "
Strada 5300GT by Bizzarrini
This thing is so beautiful it’s rude not to drop a whole gallery on you.
The 5300GT Strada is probably the most beautiful product of the 1961 uproar in the house of Ferrari that saw a bunch of sales and engineering staff leave the company.
One of the engineers that was ousted in the carnage was a Mr Giotto Bizzarini: who then went on to create Iso and his own-label brand of automotive loveliness. The Bertone-designed Strada was ostensibly a street car, but it was more like a racer, with lightweight aluminium bodywork & a semi-monocoque body riveted to the frame.
Combine this with a beautifully balanced, low distribution of weight and you had a very effective racer for the road.
Apparently the 180MPH top speed was realistic, too, powered as it was by that V8 Chevrolet straight out of the Corvette.
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