There are a number of ways to found a car company, one of them is to buy the rights to the name of an old manufacturer and start producing cars under that name. This is what a group of Italian real estate agents did with Bizzarrini. They founded 'VGM Motors' in 2002, with plans to produce a new motorcycle and reproduce the 5300 GT Strada and P538 Bizzarrini models. A new chapter was added to the book in 2005, when VGM Motors debuted a completely new car at the Geneva Motorshow.
Dubbed the GTS 4.4 V, the 'new Bizzarrini' is equipped with a BMW Alpina derived drivetrain. The V8 engine is good for well over 500 bhp and is mated to a six speed automatic gearbox. According to the manufacturer it is capable of a topspeed of over 360 km/h and sub 4 second 0-60 times. The exterior is clearly inspired by the 5300 GT Strada, but it lacks the original's nimble appearance. Production should start in 2006.
this is one gorgeous looking car, although i cant help but think it looks some wot simular to the marcos TSO,theres something very TVRish about this car....actually i rekon its the b#stard love child of a Tuscan and viper!!
The write up has been rather kind to this car. The exhibitors in Geneva had the temerity to put a real Grifo (their source of inspiration) next to it, the sleek lines of it made the new one look really massive and rather pompous. It hss nothing but the name of its illustrious predecessor. It is comaprabla to Bugatti: Just buying the name does not guarantee that your cars will automatically reach the same standards