1967 Bizzarrini P538
Bizzarrini P538
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 1966-1967
2009 - present (expected)
Class Race Car
Hyper Exotic
Body Style 2-door,2-seat Mid-engined Roadster
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine engine
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Giotto Bizzarrini
Stefan Schulze

The P538 was a rear-engined race car launched in 1966 by the Bizzarrini company of Italy. It used a 4.0 L Lamborghini V12 engine producing 450 hp (335 kW) at 10,000 rpm. A ZF 5-speed manual transmission was specified, as was four wheel disc brakes and a fully independent suspension. The body was made of fiberglass with a steel chassis.

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  • After 42 years the p538 nameplate is set to be revived in the form of a concept car to be unveiled on June 2008 in Nardo called the Bizzarrini P538 Prototype. It is planned by those involved (designer Stefan Shultze, engineer Alan Mertens with blessing from Giotto Bizzarrini himself) that this new vehicle will begin low-volume limited production soon afterwards, thus reviving the legendary nameplate back from its 1969 death. It is based on the chassis of the Galmer Arbitrage GT Thai supercar and will be powered by a Corvette-sourced Chevrolet LS7 V8. The American mill produce 505 bhp matched to a body that weighs only 800 kg.

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Bizzarrini S.p.A.

production: Strada 5300 · P538 · P538s ·

concept: Manta · Kjara · GT Strada 4.1 · P538 Prototype

Alfa Romeo · Ferrari · Iso Rivolta

Giotto Bizzarrini none Bizzarrini

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