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It’s old saw among petrol heads; Everyone should own a 12 cylinder once in their life. For the overachievers among us, why not grab a V16?

The Cizeta-Moroder is the genius of Italian Designer Claudio Zampolli and Composer Giorgio Moroder; expressed by famed-automotive designer Marcello Gandini.

The V16T has a 16 cylinder transversely mounted engine placed just forward of the rear axle and behind the seats. It shares a single cylinder block — providing single output from the center of the engine, mated to a five-speed transaxle.

The relationship didn’t last. Moroder and Zampolli parted ways. The car debuted as a Cizeta-Moroder, but all deliveries were badged Cizeta V16T.

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Building your own exotic car is about passion. This Car & Driver gallery shows the Cizeta V16T in all its glory; including “quad” pop-up headlights.

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Witness the famed V16T start-up and hear the roar of 16 raging cylinders with 540-hp.