Bizzarrini P538 car

Bizzarrini P538 prototype is part of the glorious Lamborghini history but it was not crafted in brand`s factory. The unique race car was styles by Giotto Bizzarrini.

Bizzarini P538 prototype
Image: Rennett Stowe

The heart of the concept was a Lamborghini 4.0-Litre V-12 engine. The powertrain was capable of 430 bhp at 8500 rpm and could reach a top speed of 170 mph.

The car featured an ultra light weight of 700 Kg, with a length of 3990 mm and a height of 970 mm. The one-off was sold in the United States and entered in several races. Nowadays it cost probably $2.000.000.

Some of the Bizzarrini P538 racers featured the same chassis but used Chevrolet V8 engines.

One of the P538 supercars was later redesigned as the Manta concept.