Bizzarrini Strada

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Bizzarrini Strada
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Overview
Manufacturer Bizzarrini
Also called Bizzarrini 5300 GT,
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
Production 1965–68
133 built
Designer Giotto Bizzarrini
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2–door coupe
Layout FR layout
Related Iso Grifo
Powertrain
Engine 5358 cc V8
Transmission 4–speed manual
Dimensions
Kerb weight 1.200 kg
Chronology
Successor Bizzarrini Europa

The Bizzarrini Strada (also 5300 GT Strada and 5300 GT), was a gran turismo automobile produced by Bizzarrini in the 1960s.[1] Sold as an exceptionally low slung 2-seat coupe, roadster, and track-tuned "Corsa" racer,[1] it proved their most successful model.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Designed by ex-Ferrari chief engineer Giotto Bizzarrini in 1963, the Strada was launched by his company in 1965. It was similar in concept to the Iso Grifo, also designed by Mr. Bizzarrini, and even used the Grifo name while in the planning stage, as well as the welded monocoque platform of the Iso Rivolta 300.[1]

The Strada was powered by a Chevrolet small-block 327 Corvette engine displacing 5358 cc and producing 365 hp (272 kW) to 385 hp (272 kW) in street form and 400 hp (272 kW) in the Corsa.[1]

Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes, a BorgWarner T-10 four-speed manual transmission,[1] de Dion tube rear suspension, and limited slip differential were also used. The Giorgetto Giugiaro influenced Bertone styled aluminum body, was striking in its day and still regarded in the 2000s as "gorgeous".[1] A single spyder version was also built.[citation needed]

A total of 133 examples were produced from 1965 through 1968.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Road & Track, August 19, 2013

External links[edit]

Media related to Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada at Wikimedia Commons