The Cizeta V16T was one of the strangest supercars to come out of the 1990s. Conceived by Italian car mechanic Claudio Zampoli, the V16T was a wild, 16-cylinder supercar designed by Marcello Gandini and aimed at Zampoli's famous clientele. It's also the only supercar in which legendary music producer Giorgio Moroder had his hand creating. And you can buy one today. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Hagerty spoke to Zampoli, who confirmed that he'll take an order for a V16T today, despite the fact that the last V16T of nine built was finished in 2003. Zampoli didn't specify pricing, but Hagerty notes that a V16T would set you back $650,000 in 2002. So you can use your imagination."There was time delay due to the relocation of the entire equipment," Zampoli told Hagerty. "But the V16T is still available—of course on special order only."When Hagerty reached Zampoli at his workplace, he said he was actually in the process of working on a V16 engine. "There's nothing else I do," … [Read more...] about You Can Order a New Cizeta V16T Right Now
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There is no shortage of supercars on the market at the moment, which may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your theory of financial boom-bust cycles. The current decade may have started out with dire predictions of most cars being small and electric by 2020, but a crop of truly hair-raising machinery has instead been tempting deep-pocketed buyers for much of the last ten years. Sure, most of them have something electric going on, but 700 hp is the new 400 hp and 250 mph is the new 200 mph.As spoiled for choice we may be, we're seeing plenty of kids of 1980s and 1990s now buying their supercar idols -- everything from the Jaguar XJ220 to the Ferrari Testarossa. (Thankfully, there is a seemingly limitless supply of Testarossas that had been bought at a discount and locked in a vault just after the stock market crash of 1987.) Ferrari Testarossa with 184 miles heads to auction The days of Ferrari Testarossas selling for the price of a modestly optioned new … [Read more...] about Autoweek Asks: What obscure supercar should make a comeback?
Is 200 mph the high-performance blue chip it used to be? In the late 1980s, you had to get behind the wheel of an uber-exclusive, no-frills supercar to go 200 mph, and even then you’d barely tick the mark. Today, you can slide into the well-padded driver’s seat of a big-ass sedan, turn up your favorite song by One Direction, and hit 200 mph before the song is over. Naturally we’re not suggesting you try this unless you’re a trained professional on a closed course. (We’re also not suggesting you listen to One Direction.) Over the past 25 years, 200 mph has become much easier and far less expensive to reach. The performance gap between performance cars and exotics is quickly filling up with high-performance variants of commodity-type cars. And as lightweight materials, active aerodynamics, and infinitely tunable forced-induction engines trickle down from top-tier halo cars into not-so-special sedans, more ordinary cars will go faster than 200 mph. We feel a … [Read more...] about All The Cars That Go 200 MPH
Most car engines today are pretty similar. Even the ones we’d call different, like Porsche’s flat-sixes or Fiat’s new two-cylinder, follow tried-and-true engineering maxims that have dominated the industry for the past 50 years. But not every car manufacturer plays by the rules when designing engines. Some of the nonconformist engines are just weird enough to raise an eyebrow, but a small number are completely off-the-wall, shirt-eating, stranger-hugging insane. Sometimes there was a method to the madness, such as trying to improve efficiency. Other times, it was clear the inmates got the run of the engineering department. And we’re just fine with that. To put together our list of 10 crazy car engines, we followed some rules: production passenger-vehicle powerplants only; no racing mills or one-off experiments, because those are weird by definition. We also left off engines that distinguish themselves solely by being the first or largest of something. … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Unusual Engines of All Time
I truly love the Best&Brightest of TTAC. So much so that one of the common attack vectors used by my involuntarily-celibate, low-T, sub-neurotypical detractors is to parody that affection in a manner that reveals more about their fumbling attempts to interact with their “MLP:FiM” Meetups than it does about my admittedly wide range of personal flaws. Nevertheless, I do occasionally find myself frustrated by the B&B’s relentless desire to nitpick the articles that we put up. As an example: Due to the distressingly low number of contributors close-knit team at TTAC, it’s often necessary for one of us to pitch in during the off-hours to get a story up. And sometimes that call comes during what I think of as “The Ketel One Hour”, leading me to make inebriated mistakes like referring to deposed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as “Roy Batty” or “Scott LaRock”. The typical response of the readers is to completely pounce on … [Read more...] about Supercars To Go, Fourth Place: Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4