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Santeno
03-03-2005, 11:34 AM
A new Bizzarini show car shown at Geneva. here is an article from AMS:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/d/78163/d_ams_news_special_ha" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-motor-sport.de...al_ha</A><p>Pics:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/biz1_450.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/biz2_450.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>and a couple more from Autobild:<p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/65329.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/65330.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Perhaps someone can translate the article?

bastis
03-03-2005, 12:17 PM
Bizzarini GTS: Italian power<p>The Italian carmaker VGM Motors presented on the car salon in Geneva the Bizzarrini GTS 4,4 V. A 4,4-Liter-V8 with four-valve technology, 530 HP and a maximum torque of 710 Nm, classified after euro 4, takes over the drive of the front engine supersportsman. Thus the two-seater accelerates 0 to 100 in 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed of the GTS 4,4 V is 360 km/h. <p>The power transmission to the rear wheels does a 6-speed automatic transmission from ZF, which can be served also manually. The 4.67 m long, two meters broad and only 1.23 meters high GTS large BBS light alloy wheels with tires of the dimension 275/35 at the front axle on 10x20 rims. The 2,852 millimeters rear axle arranged farther back 14x20 rims can be equipped alternatively with rims of the quantity 13x20. The tire size varies thereby between 335/30 and 385/30er tire. The interior of the GTS deflected completely equipped with leather and with two sport seats. The center console is like the instrument panel in the aluminum Look.

Redline
03-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Look whos back again. Are they actually going to build this one?

Guy
04-01-2005, 02:14 PM
this looks gorgeous <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> ....although the rear lights and bit around them reminds me sumwhat of a ferrari<p>i have never heard of this company/car manufacturer before...why dont they make more cars if they as as gorgeous as this!!??

Santeno
04-01-2005, 02:40 PM
Giotto Bizzarrini is an automotive engineer and designer who became famous designing Alfa Romeos and Ferraris during the late 50's and early 60's. He started his own company after a dispute with Enzo and set out to make sports cars. By the late 60's financial difficulties forced him to close down. since then he's been a consultant and designer for other automakers, and periodicaly produces a show car. I don't know if there have been any other new bizzarini production cars since the late 60's (or is it early 70's?) though. Here is a site with lot's of info if you are interested:<p><A HREF="http://www.portalbasico.com/subwebs/bizzarrini" TARGET="_blank">http://www.portalbasico.com/subwebs/bizzarrini</A>/

KebabGud
04-02-2005, 04:35 PM
this is what happens when a Viper and a 360 have a child...<br>

erzhik
04-02-2005, 07:05 PM
This is like a mixed Lambo, Ferrari, Viper

DoMiNo
04-13-2005, 02:21 PM
This thing is hideously overstyled... it has nowhere NEAR the grace of, say, the Ferrari 575M (or the older 550 for that matter). The front is too bulbous, the side vents look like a tacky add-on (Peugeot 907 anyone?), and the rear is a brazen Ferrari knockoff. If it comes with typical boutique car quality (a la Invicta S1, which it also somewhat resembles), then this car is a sure flop. That is, if they ever get enough money to build the thing in the first place.<p><br>And it's an automatic.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DoMiNo at 2:33 PM 4/13/2005</i>

Santeno
04-13-2005, 02:52 PM
If you follow the link above you will see that this car is not a rip-off of anyone (and that includes the rear lights - which he used over 40 years ago). The body is largely a modern interpretation of the ISO Grifo A3/C, with styling cues from other Bizzarini cars (mainly the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, the Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa). <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 6:12 PM 4/13/2005</i>

Guy
04-28-2005, 05:45 AM
Link to site was very interesting thanx Santeno <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Bass-o-Matic
05-03-2005, 04:25 AM
More than just any Italian engineer from the '50s and '60s, Bizzarrini was the chief engineer for the original Ferrari GTO. In 1961, a group of Ferrari's most accomplished engineers quit, in what has been referred to as "The Palace Revolt". A number of these engineers, in addition to Bizzarrini, produced some of the most notable Italian products of the late '60s/ early '70s, including the whole of the Lamborghini line. <p>Bizzarrini, himself, had a major part in the ATS mid-engined exotic car (I believe it was one of the first exotics to offer this layout), final development of the Gordon Keeble (during which he came to a high level of respect for the Chevrolet small-block V8 and used it in future versions of cars that bore his name). <p>The Iso Grifo A3/C (which he later built, himself, and sold for street use as the Bizzarrini 5300 Stradale, among other models) was a potent sports car racer; Bizzarrini, himself, referred to it as the "GTO II", the natural offspring of the car he'd helped to birth at Ferrari.<p>This year's concept is a pretty good representation of the lines and overall proportion of the original. However, unless you've seen one in the metal, there's no way to feel the whole impact of just how low and wide this original car actually was. It's quite simply one of the most beautiful cars of it's era (along side the streetable Grifo, a very special duo of products).

carrera4
05-03-2005, 05:11 AM
Here are my pics from geneva, the car was side by side with the 5300...<br>I have to say that it's not the first time that a new Bizzarrini is trying to come back. <br>An attempt was done already years ago when a spyder was shown (Probably was an american who put the money).<p><IMG SRC="http://img7.echo.cx/img7/8021/dscf11167ho.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img192.echo.cx/img192/4417/dscf11170ux.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img12.echo.cx/img12/1267/dscf11349rs.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img78.echo.cx/img78/26/dscf11350ol.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

Bass-o-Matic
05-06-2005, 03:59 AM
Yup, it was... a prominent collector of Bizzarinnis funded a proposal for a mid-engined car, the running prototype of which was actually a heavily modified Testarossa.

AXLE
05-09-2005, 12:26 AM
It looks like a great car and after all bigger is better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

hippoSV
05-11-2005, 01:59 AM
"the grace of a maranello 550?"....ok,this bizzarini is no classic,but the 550 or 575 could never be described as graceful....in fact,they look as "elegant" as a toyota supra!<br>c'mon,there are plenty of graceful ferraris out there;the 456,275,250,512,355 and to a certain extent even the testerossa.<br>the problem with supercars nowadays is that there seems to be only 2 templates designers use;<br>1.the "miura/countach"(enzo,koenigsegg,mclaren f1,all mid engined ferraris/lambos,carrera gt,etc.)<br>2.the "aston"(all mid/forward engined cars;550,db9,xkr,maserati 4200,etc)<br>....so when a great shape emerges like the 456;we have to admit stuff like the 550/bizzarini/slr are pretty generic!<br>who ever thought they could be considered that?!?!?!?<br>even lambo shapes are copied to death!<br>the "scissor door/wedge" combo are extremely over done and could be considered generic too!the gallardo/murcielago are gorgeous,but pls tell me they DONT look like facelifted countachs'.<br>Designers,NEW and more DARING shapes pls!!!<br>

wilsoch
05-12-2005, 08:42 PM
I actually really like this car. Some of the detailing (vents and such) might be a bit over the top, but I like the general shape. I kind of wish the new Corvette had a general shape more like this; it'd be a bit meaner looking, with a less bubbly tail. (Not that I dislike the new Corvette, though.) If someone took this and smoothed it out a bit, it'd be really nice.

hippoSV
05-13-2005, 09:36 AM
hehehh...almost forgot about dat one!yea,it is a highly attractive shape,<br>very voluptous,especially from the windscreen tailwards.none of that overdone db9/conti gt/maserati rear wheelarch bulge.quite sexy.<br>overall quite good;but the front bumper is disappointing;highly lotus elise- like.needs about 10% of finishing work,once its resolved i think this car is better looking than the amv8,IMHO.