Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Bizzarrini Air Dam

by Mike -

The Bizzarrini GT 5300 was not designed with an air dam, or spoiler. The original owner of my Bizzarrini was Ken Phillips and he worked with an expert race car body designer to create the spoiler shown below for his Bizzarrini because "at 150 MPH the front end feels a little light" he told me.

This spoiler clearly changed the looks of the GT 5300.

It really stood out in a crowd, even more than normal. Below is Piero Rivolta standing next to some of the creations of his company, Iso Rivolta, and to his left is the silver Bizzarrini with the spoiler.

All of the pictures above are compliments of Darren Frank.

The spoiler is an excellent aluminum sculpture and is no longer installed on the silver Bizzarrini as you can see in the pictures below.

Ken Phillips was very pleased with the performance results of this spoiler design. I have yet to test it myself, although, it will be easy to install the next time I plan to drive the Bizzarrini at 150 MPH or faster.

Here is a picture of the air dam today on display and safe in my home office.

Click on the images for a larger view.

Below is a Bizzarrini race car with a small spoiler that is not nearly as large as the Ken Phillips design.

1 comment:

  1. Mike, your car is beyond beautiful! It is truly a work of art. Congrats!