concept cars Bizzarrini BZ-2001
Bizzarrini BZ-2001

1993 Ferrari Testarossa based concept car.

In 1990 California property developer Barry Watkins persuaded Ing. Bizzarrini to lend his name and contribute some imput to a project to build a sportcar in the USA bearing the Bizzarrini name.

Essentially a Ferrari Testarossa with reworked bodywork and built in convertible form, this project was carried out by a small team of engineers. A special clutch was developed by Tilton, the suspension used Penske Racing dampers designed for the CART series while Eibach developed springs to suit.

Working with Goodyear, the car was fitted with 17in magnesium alloy wheels which weighed only 17 lbs. The fronts were fitted with 23 5/45 ZR 17 tyres while the rears were 335/35 ZR 17's.

Bizzarrini BZ-2001
Bizzarrini BZ-2001

technical specification:


60 degree V12, 48-valve, belt-driven cam shaft 
Aluminium alloy block 
bore x stroke: 82 x 78 mm 
displacement: 4942 cc 
compression ratio: 10.5 
max power: 4500 bhp @ 6700 rpm 
fuel tank capacity: 69 liter. 


wheelbase: 2550 mm 


kerb weight 1202 kg. 


top speed: 300 km/h 
0-60 mph ( 96 km/h ): 3.9 sec. 

Bizzarrini BZ-2001
Bizzarrini BZ-2001

Bizzarrini BZ-2001