The 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T prototype came to be after Lamborghini development engineer and test driver Claudio Zampolli met with the music producer/composer in the late 1980s. Moreover, the short-lived partnership between the two saw legendary Italian car designer Marcelo Gandini pen the silhouette for their project. Powering the exotic sports car is a transverse-mounted 6.0-liter V-16 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T prototype made its public debut on December 5, 1988. It was also one of the exhibits during the 1989 car expos in Los Angeles, California and in Geneva.