Cizeta-Moroder V16T – Extremely rare supercar prototype, equipped with Lamborghini engine born 30 years ago

This is not the first time the Cizeta-Moroder V16T supercar prototype has been auctioned, and it certainly won’t be the last.

The Cizeta V16T is not an ordinary supercar, as only about 10 were built during the first production run, and then 3 more after the company closed five years ago. But even for a company with such exclusivity, not all Cizeta V16Ts are equally valuable.

The one we see in the photo below is a very remarkable one because it was the first ever produced, a prototype. As a result, it has a unique interior and slightly different bodywork, along with a distinctive name.

While the production cars were later given different names due to the breakdown in the relationship between the company’s co-founders Zamolli and Moroder, this car was in production before things went awry. currency and named Cizeta-Moroder V16T. Formerly owned by Giorgio Moroder, this very rare and interesting car is now up for auction looking for a new owner.
The car has been designed by Marcelo Gandini, who is responsible for the Lancia Stratos and even famous supercars like the Lamborghini Countach and Miura. That alone makes the Cizeta-Moroder V16T special, and with its pearl white bodywork and red leather interior, the chassis code 001 supercar really captures the striking design, almost typical of the early 1990s period. Moreover, it is also a very fast supercar when equipped with a 6.0-liter Lamborghini V16 engine, can reach a top speed of 328 km / h, and Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 seconds.
Since its inception, the car has been mostly kept in one place, but has since been fully restored and received some much-needed upgrades, including an additional heat shield around the fuel tank. The restoration work seems to have been done well, as RM Sotheby’s, who sold the car at auction, says it “still amazes the audience.”
This extremely rare Cizeta-Moroder V16T supercar will be auctioned through the end of January 2022, and there is no estimated price list. When new, the car was worth $300,000 ($650,000 in today’s dollars), so we can assume it will attract a fair amount of money on the auction floor.

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