1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T

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Even if you have never seen a 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T before, it only takes one glance to understand this supercar is special. This exotic car is the ultimate realization of a dream come true, an outstanding example of what ambition can achieve. 

As the story goes, former Lamborghini test driver and engineer, Claudio Zampolli, moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s. He set up a business servicing exotic supercars but he set his career goals a little higher than that. His ultimate motivation was to build a supercar of his own.

Later on in the decade, he teamed up with “The Father of Disco,” Giorgio Moroder, a music producer and composer. Together, they created the V16T supercar.

They hired Marcelo Gandini, a famous automotive designer, to pen the bodywork. Marcelo’s portfolio includes designing the Lamborghini Miura, Lamborghini Countach, and Lancia Stratos. Those are just a handful of his iconic designs but they are definitely worth noting.

Many people still marvel at the engine featured in this Cizeta-Moroder. It is a transverse-mounted 6.0L V16 engine. That’s right, 16 cylinders for your driving pleasure. Best of all, you get complete control of the beastly V16 engine via a 5-speed manual gearbox.

1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T

Since the engine sits behind the driver and passenger seats, the rear-wheel drive layout of the V16T provides an authentic ‘80s supercar experience. Go ahead, fire it up and see what 540 horsepower sounds like at 8,000 rpm through a 16 cylinder engine. You know you want to.

Obviously building a car of this caliber requires a lot of patience, especially when you are not one of the major exotic automotive brands with more resources available to work with. 

Unfortunately, Giorgio Moroder’s patience ran out due to production delay frustration. Morodor, who was primarily an investor, pulled out of the project. They dropped his name from the rest of the production cars after chassis 001. They only built a total of 10 cars by the end of production, one of them was the prototype.

However, this is chassis number 001. This is the actual first production 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T supercar in existence and it can be yours thanks to the reputable RM Sotheby’s. The white pearl exterior combines with a red leather interior to give you vintage luxurious supercar vibes. 

A full restoration in 2018 by Canepa Design ensures this exotic ‘80s supercar is ready to steal the show wherever it goes. Everybody will wonder what kind of car this is and they will still be baffled when you tell them it’s a Cizeta-Moroder. 

A what? That’s when you can let the engine take over to explain the rest of the details.

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