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

  1. David July 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm #

    Just a side note, Claudio Zampolli passed away a couple weeks ago, today being July 25, so another classic innovator will be surely missed. This is all per my Santa Ana grapevine!

  2. 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!

  3. 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….

  4. 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.