Disco daddy’s unique 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T supercar up for auction

It is really 1980s surplus in auto form.

The Cizeta-Morodor V16T was designed by Lamborghini Countach creator Marcello Gandini.

The Cizeta-Morodor V16T was made by Lamborghini Countach creator Marcello Gandini.
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The Cizeta-Moroder V16T is just one of the most in excess of-the-leading supercars of all-time.

The Cizeta-Moroder is powered by a 6.0-liter V16 engine.

The Cizeta-Moroder is powered by a 6.-liter V16 motor.
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The mid-motor coupe penned by Lamborghini Countach designer Marcello Gandini options 4 pop-up headlights and a 6.-liter V16 mounted transversely in the motor bay that’s fantastic for a claimed 204 mph prime velocity.

Giorgio Moroder financially backed the car and accompanied it on the auto show circuit.

Giorgio Moroder fiscally backed the auto and accompanied it on the auto demonstrate circuit.
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The motor vehicle was the brainchild of engineer Claudio Zampolli and bankrolled in portion by famed new music producer Giorgio Moroder, who is acknowledged as the “Father of Disco.”

The V16 engine is mounted transversely in the engine bay.

The V16 engine is mounted transversely in the engine bay.
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Moroder worked on a string of hits Donna Summer’s “I Come to feel Appreciate” and “Simply call Me” by Bondie, as very well as composing the scores to various films such as “Scarface” and “The Neverending Story.”

The Cizeta-Moroder V16T's interior features the simple styling common among supercars of the era.

The Cizeta-Moroder V16T’s interior features the very simple styling widespread amongst supercars of the period.
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The initially prototype strike the vehicle present circuit in 1989 putting on the Cizeta-Moroder title, but the two adult males finished their organization connection right before the to start with output vehicles were being marketed in 1991 with a starting rate of around $650,000, or a lot more than two times what a Lamborghini Diablo went for in the day.

Giorgio Moroder has owned the car since it was built.

Giorgio Moroder has owned the car considering the fact that it was developed.
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Moroder held the prototype, having said that, and the 81-year-previous is now supplying it for sale at the impending RM Sotheby’s auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on January 27.

The white car characteristics a pink leather-based interior and just 322 miles on the odometer, but as a prototype doesn’t have a VIN for registration.

It is unique, having said that, as it is the only case in point that wears the Cizeta-Moroder title. Output types ended up merely referred to as the Cizeta 16T, with the initially developed in Modena, Italy, just before the company moved to Los Angeles.

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Only nine additional have been crafted, in accordance to RM Sotheby’s, but the exact range stays unclear. When the initial output run additional or a lot less ended in 1995, Zampolli ongoing to give the car or truck as a particular get up until eventually his dying in 2021, with the very last heading to a Japanese customer in 2003, in accordance to Hagerty. He explained to Autoweek in 2009 that a overall of 12 had been built above the decades.