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Own It! Giorgio Moroder’s 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T Prototype

Designed for the Father of Disco.

The one and only, Giorgio Moroder, is back in the news. While he is known to music fans as the Father of Disco, today, Mr. Moroder is back for another reason. This time around, he is selling his personal Cizeta-Moroder V16T prototype. This eye-catching machine was designed in partnership with Claudio Zampolli. Moroder was an investor in this supercar endeavor where automotive designer Marcelo Gandini drew up something unique, powerful, and eye-catching.

Known as the original designer of the Lamborghini Diablo and Countach, though it’s said the Diablo’s front nose was to look like the V16T. The Moroder-Zampolli relationship eventually fizzled due to delays, which resulted in this single Cizeta-Moroder-branded chassis 001 prototype.


The vehicle is fundamentally a Diablo with two Urraco engines, powered by a  transverse-mounted 6.0-liter V16 paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A total of nine production cars exist along with this prototype which was displayed at the 1989 Los Angeles and Geneva Motor Shows. The car has undergone a full mechanical restoration by Canepa Design and will be hitting the auction block rather soon. The ride is certainly unique and worth every bit of your time and attention.

For auto enthusiasts, this is a chance to own something quite special. Take a closer look at this impressive machine in the images and head over to RM Sotheby’s to find out more. Be sure to check back with The Culture Curators for more classic cars, concepts, prototypes, and more from the auto industry.

Photos via RM Sotheby’s

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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