The Cizeta-Moroder V16T supercar is the rejected project of the legendary Lamborghini Diablo. The car was equipped with an innovative engine and original headlights.
In the USA, the rare 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T supercar was put up for auction at RM Sotheby’s. For a unique car they plan to gain from 750 thousand to a million dollars. This is the official website of the auction house.
The Cizeta-Moroder V16T is not a well-known, but very interesting car. Its design was developed by the famous Italian stylist Marcello Gandini, famous for the iconic Lamborghini Countach and Lancia Stratos. We ordered a project at Lamborghini – this is how the legendary Diablo supercar was originally supposed to look.
The coupe is distinguished by a wedge-shaped profile and original retractable headlights. However, Lamborghini rejected the project, considering it too flashy and radical.
Gandini sold it to a small company, Cizeta-Moroder, created by former Lamborghini test driver Claudio Zampolli and famous Italian singer and composer Giorgio Moroder – songwriter for Cher, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue and David Bowie, as well as film soundtracks Superman and Scarface.
The supercar was named Cizeta-Moroder V16T. Especially for him, a unique 6.0-liter V16 with a capacity of 540 hp was created. with., and located a huge motor transversely behind the seats. The car accelerated to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and developed 328 km / h.
In total, only 20 Cizeta-Moroder V16Ts were produced, but this particular car became the very first in the series. It was he who was shown to the public at the auto shows in Los Angeles and Geneva, and then Giorgio Moroder took it for himself. The Italian supercar has recently undergone a restoration.