Hooniverse seems to be getting more popular everyday. As proof, we received an e-mail from a Mr. Roeland Frère, who is one of the founders of a new Italian Web Site called Passione Automobile. One of their first pieces is an in-depth article on the Cizeta V16T Supercar.
According to their website:
PASSIONE AUTOMOBILE is a site intended to celebrate Italian sports cars. Each week, PASSIONE AUTOMOBILE will publish an article that covers one the beautiful moments of the history of the automobile, giving voice to those people that were its direct protagonists. You will find in our archive exclusive documents and historical pictures, which you will unlikely find somewhere else. That is precisely what we want to share with you as enthusiasts.
We shall follow closely the main motoring events in Italy, we visit museums and collections, documenting all with detailed articles and high quality pictures. Finally, we will also occasionally go outside the Italian borders and cover other brands and manufacturers and events.
The staff compromises of founders Roeland Frère and Frank Cooreman, photographer Antonio Ferroni, and journalist Paul Eugène Frère. Obviously this little blog is based in Italy, the epicenter of the Supercar World. Now, one of their first articles is all about the Cizeta V16T, and the opening paragraph reads as follows:
It is already more than 20 years ago that Claudio Zampolli made it to the cover of many car magazines with his V16T. And happily so, he didn’t stick to just a prototype, but the Cizeta went into production. However, after the construction of eight units, the company at the via Bazzini in Modena closed down. Zampolli left for the United States, where he finished the ninth car a few years ago. An advance of 100,000 US dollars is all it takes to restart the handcraft production facilities. No longer in Italian Modena though, but in California.
This is a very detailed and well researched article, and this is but one of two parts. So why not take a look at the article here, and let me know what you think.
Images Sources: Concept Carz, Lambocars.Com, Sport-Cars.Org, and Passione Automobile.