This Rare Supercar Makes A Bugatti Chiron Look Common

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And it's going up for sale soon.

When it comes to controversial figures, the Sultan of Brunei is - without getting political - a divisive figure. However, one thing that the man and his family have amassed is a huge number of exotic cars, with the collection once estimated to be worth in excess of $300,000,000. Three hundred million. That makes a $4,000,000 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut with all the extras worth as much to the family as a used, 10-year-old Mazda MX-5 Miata is worth to the rest of us. However, due to numerous factors including a lack of maintenance, the collection has been severely neglected. Some cars have been cared for though, and this 1993 Cizeta V16T is one of them.

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If pop-up headlights make that Miata good, then the V16T is at least twice the car that the MX-5 is. It has four pop-up headlights and, obviously, a V16 engine. The 6.0-liter, 8,000-rpm, transversely-mounted engine - which is actually two Lamborghini V8s - claimed to make 540 horsepower in its prime with 400 lb-ft of torque.

While this car must be a nightmare to maintain, this example has been cared for and never actually made its way to Brunei. Instead, it remained in Singapore where the Sultan ordered it from. As such, it has less than 600 miles on the clock. Since only nine V16Ts were ever made, this isn't all that surprising, but it may get more road time with its new owner.

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A vintage supercar dealer in Miami called Curated has acquired the car at an unannounced price and will undoubtedly be putting it up for sale or auction soon - unless it was imported for a private individual who has already paid some presumably astronomical figure for it. When new, the car reportedly cost around $650,000. Considering its rarity and excellent condition, we can assume that the hammer will eventually fall for a seven-figure sum. While a Pagani Huayra BC and its modern rivals are faster and arguably more beautiful, none of them come with pop-up headlights. Surely that makes the Cizeta worth any figure?

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