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1991 Cizeta-Moroder V16T

1991 Cizeta-Moroder V16T

Proof that early 1990s designs were pretty wild

The 1980s was a great era for exotic cars. Ferrari had the bold Testarossa and the turbocharged F40, Porsche launched the innovative 959, and Lamborghini was still improving the Countach while also working on the Diablo, which arrived in 1990. Bugatti, a name that had disappeared in the early 1960s, returned to the market after Italian entrepreneur Romano Arioli acquired the brand in 1987. Claudio Zampolli was another Italian that that entered the supercar business in the 1980s. An ex-Ferrari dealer, Zampolli teamed up with Giorgio Moroder, a music producer often credited with pioneering synth disco and electronic music, and established Cizeta Automobili.

The Cizeta-Moroder V16T was the company’s only product and, despite its short-lived presence on the market and limited production run, it created quite a stir due to its controversial design and massive V-16 engine.

Set up in the late 1980s, Cizeta launched the V16T in 1991. By the time the supercar hit the market, Giorgio Moroder had already left the company, keeping the original prototype and the only V16T to wear both the Cizeta and Moroder names. The controversial design and expensive price tag of the V16T forced Cizeta into bankruptcy, and production of its only supercar ended in 1995. Shortly after Cizeta went under in Italy, Zampolli moved to the U.S. and established Cizeta Automobili U.S.A. in California. He continued building the V16T on demand while also servicing exotic cars.

It’s been nearly three decades since the V16T prototype made it’s public debut and we decided to have a closer look at this wild-looking supercar. Keep reading to find out what makes it special.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1988 Cizeta Moroder V16T.

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US Government detains Cizeta Moroder V16-T

US Government detains Cizeta Moroder V16-T

You would think that a car that commands a price tag of $700,000 would be something along the lines of a Bugatti, McLaren, or Lamborghini.

But there’s one other supercar that you probably may have a hard time picking out of your brain that sells for that much money: the Cizeta Moroder V16-T.

Unfortunately, one of these extremely rare supercars was shackled up in San Juan, Puerto Rico by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after the car was said to be violating a number of US import laws. We don’t know what the US government has in store for the Cizeta V16-T, but we just hope that for the sake of auto enthusiasts the world over, those people know just how expensive and rare that car is.

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