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Cizeta-moroder Vi6t - 1988
The cizeta-moroder vi6t looks like a futuristic supertoy for the superrich. Two prototypes have been built, but the road car promised for 1991 has not been seen.
Claimed top speed of 204 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Eight-overhead-cam, vi6, eight valves per cylinder
displacement- 5,995 cc (6.0 l) power rating 540 hp transmission 5-speed manual
chassis: Fully independent suspension, with front coil-springs and rear spring damper units; Power rack-and-pinion steering; Vented disc brakes; 3,748 lbs.
price: $280,000-$400,000 projected
Sixteen cylinders, sixty-four valves
cizeta represents the italian pronunciation of the ¦initials of claudio zampolli, a former lamborghini engineer. His partner in this venture is giorgio moroder, the italian composer of the 1984 and 1988 olympic hymns who also has earned several oscars for film scores. The centerpiece of their coupe is an all-new, all-aluminum, fuel-injected six-litre 540hp vl6 engine. The first prototype was unveiled in december 1988 and presented at the los angeles motor show soon after; The second was introduced at the geneva show in 1989.
highly sculpted body
to accommodate the vl6ts massive engine, transversely mounted ahead of the rear wheels, lamborghini designer marcello gandini styled an unusually wide (81 in.) body over the tubular steel spaceframe chassis, with a sculpted rear deck that includes a wing and air scoops. The interior is leather-lined, and standard amenities
are to include air conditioning. Claimed top speed is 204 mph, with acceleration from a standing start to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
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