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Giorgio Moroder x Cizeta V16: On the Radio

While his name might not ring a bell, his compositions are part of music history. Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ ? Him. Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ ? Also him. Not to mention the original soundtracks of legendary movies like ‘Top Gun’, ‘American Gigolo’, ‘Flashdance’, ‘Scarface’ or ‘Midnight Express’. To put it short, Giorgio Moroder is the biggest composer of disco music the industry has known from 1977 to 1987. A hit-making machine never short of inspiration who counts among Daft Punk’s biggest inspirations. At the peak of his career, Moroder, who was born in Modena, Italy,  was also a lover of the local automobile industry embodied by manufacturers like Lamborghini, Maserati or Ferrari. So much so that the composer will pursue having his own car made for him in association with Italian manufacturer Claudio Zampolli. Together, they gave birth to the Cizeta in 1989, a distant cousin of the Lamborghini Diablo which was also designed by Marcello Gandini. In order to make a big impact, the Cizeta didn’t stop at 12 cylinders like its competitors, but rather 16 which could be obtained my merging two original Lamborghini V8 engines. With poorly made stylistic choices and disappointing performances, the Cizeta didn’t reach the success expected and was only produced in 9 copies. The first of them, which belongs to Moroder, was completely restored and will be offered at auction by Sotheby’s on January 27.

Giorgio Moroder x Cizeta V16: On the Radio

While his name might not ring a bell, his compositions are part of music history. Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ ? Him. Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ ? Also him. Not to mention the original soundtracks of legendary movies like ‘Top Gun’, ‘American Gigolo’, ‘Flashdance’, ‘Scarface’ or ‘Midnight Express’. To put it short, Giorgio Moroder is the biggest composer of disco music the industry has known from 1977 to 1987. A hit-making machine never short of inspiration who counts among Daft Punk’s biggest inspirations. At the peak of his career, Moroder, who was born in Modena, Italy,  was also a lover of the local automobile industry embodied by manufacturers like Lamborghini, Maserati or Ferrari. So much so that the composer will pursue having his own car made for him in association with Italian manufacturer Claudio Zampolli. Together, they gave birth to the Cizeta in 1989, a distant cousin of the Lamborghini Diablo which was also designed by Marcello Gandini. In order to make a big impact, the Cizeta didn’t stop at 12 cylinders like its competitors, but rather 16 which could be obtained my merging two original Lamborghini V8 engines. With poorly made stylistic choices and disappointing performances, the Cizeta didn’t reach the success expected and was only produced in 9 copies. The first of them, which belongs to Moroder, was completely restored and will be offered at auction by Sotheby’s on January 27.

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