V16T 001


RM Sotheby’s is about to break new ground in the collector car market by offering the first ever Cizeta-Moroder V16T, owned by triple Oscar-winning music legend and disco music’s father Giorgio Moroder, alongside a unique NFT package. The single lot offering will cross the block at the Arizona Biltmore & Spa in Phoenix, on January 27, during RM Sotheby’s 23rd annual Arizona sale. Few cars of the 80s are as rare and as representative of the era than the 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T.

The car offered is the original Cizeta-Moroder prototype and show car, the most famous example of the model, and the only chassis to wear the surname Moroder on its body. Chassis 001 has been owned from new by iconic music composer, producer, and performer Giorgio Moroder, original investor in the supercar project’s joint venture with Claudio Zampolli.

And for all the unquestionable appeal that the V16T supercar holds for enthusiasts and collectors, the auction lot has now been expanded with the addition of an incredible NFT package, that will undoubtedly excite both car fans as well as music and digital art collectors keen to acquire a unique and unrepeatable offering from one of the world’s most legendary figures within the music industry. Moroder is an icon of the 80s; the era in which the car was created and the decade with which Giorgio Moroder is indelibly associated.

For the legendary music producer, film composer and hitmaker Giorgio Moroder, his approach to innovation mirrors that of his music and film career. Universally celebrated as The Father of Disco, he has written and produced hits for countless artists, working with stars ranging from Donna Summer, to David Bowie, and to Daft Punk, while also forging a career as a multiple Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning film composer, writing and producing music for films such as Midnight Express, Flashdance, and Top Gun. Moroder serves as a one-man nexus of art and technology, and this latest endeavor is emblematic of his status as a driving force in both realms.

The creation of the Cizeta-Moroder supercar comes from my quest to marry technology and creativity – starting with the synthesizer and electronic music in the early ‘70s. The emergence of NFTs and blockchain technology reminds me of that same energy and enthusiasm from those early days. This exciting project with RM Sotheby’s, Iconoclast, and Jeremy Ian Thomas ‘Soulajit’ combines all of my lifelong passions: original music, innovative technology, and high-performance automobiles. Coupling the sale of the car with a unique soundtrack and NFT was thus an exciting and completely natural decision!

Giorgio Moroder

The lot 168’s winner, next to the groundbreaking Cizeta-Moroder V16T Prototype will get an NFT package including: a four-track Giorgio Moroder music EP exclusive to the car, a 3D artistic rendering of the car NFT as a collaboration with digital artist Jeremy Ian Thomas, as well as a 3D scan of the car along with scanned car provenance documentation and memorabilia.

Patrick Ernzen ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s