1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Gallery


1965 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Gallery

Using lessons learned with the Ferrari 250 GTO, Bizzarrini pushed the heavy V8 far back into the engine bay as possible. When combined with the side-mounted gas tanks the weight balance of the 5300 was very close to a perfect, even during different fuel loads.

One major drawback to this engine location was the intrusion of interior space which put the pedals at about mid-engine. Being so close to the engine, road going 5300s got very hot in the cockpit despite added interior ventilation.

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