|Also called||Bizzarrini 5300 GT,
Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2–door coupe|
|Engine||5358 cc V8|
|Kerb weight||1.200 kg|
The Bizzarrini Strada (also 5300 GT Strada and 5300 GT), was a gran turismo automobile produced by Bizzarrini in the 1960s. Sold as an exceptionally low slung 2-seat coupe, roadster, and track-tuned "Corsa" racer, it proved their most successful model.
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.
Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes, a BorgWarner T-10 four-speed manual transmission, 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". A single spyder version was also built.
A total of 133 examples were produced from 1965 through 1968.
Media related to Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada at Wikimedia Commons
- (Italian) Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, auto-classiche.it