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The V16 Cizeta: The First True Supercar?

A few months ago, Sports Car Market contacted me to write a story on a vehicle I had never heard of—the Cizeta 16T. After spending hours researching this rare early supercar, I became enthralled with its development, history, and very existence. In the May issue of Sports Car Market we take a deep dive into this 1990s Italian icon.

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4 Responses to The V16 Cizeta: The First True Supercar?

  1. Peter Neissa June 8, 2021 at 11:26 am #

    Great article on the Cizeta! I am in awe that this car was built with a passion to be a one-of-a-kind. Just looking at the comps let’s you see that the Cizeta was head and shoulders above the rest.

    • Philip Richter June 26, 2021 at 9:27 pm #

      Peter, thank you! This is really an incredible car and I have the editor at Sports Car Market to thank for giving me the opportunity to get to know this car! It is spectacular and frankly a great value here….hope you are well!

  2. Robert Lanktree May 31, 2021 at 7:22 am #

    The discarded yet superior original submitted design for the Lamborghini Diablo, turns out very well for Cizeta as it’s stupendous and what a car. Very high on my fav’s list but I sure wouldn’t want to have to maintain the beast. Still, it’s fantastic, I’ve loved this car since it’s inception….

  3. mark berger April 5, 2021 at 7:49 am #

    Surprised the Vector W2 was not the “first” ? Although you do have an out with your title ending with a ?. 🙂
    Plus it is US made. I saw an original Vector in the Mid- 80’s while on vacation in LA CA. could not stop hanging out my window to take pictures of it as it was driving around Beverly Hills … it took me a while back then to find it’s early history . No internet search available!
    Thanks as always for your contributions to the motoring world.