If you were a child of the 90’s and were addicted to your regular Matchbox or Bburagos, then there’s a big chance that you spent a majority of your time collecting the finer exotic machines of that time, including the now iconic Lamborghini Diablo .
Regarded as one of the forefathers of today’s supercar generation, the Diablo was the epitome of what a supercar was back then. Fast forward to 2011 and you’d be hard pressed to describe a Diablo without following it up with words like ‘rare’ and ‘collector’s item’. So imagine how awesome it would be to stand in front of not just one, but two Diablos inside your garage, particularly one that was never even sold in the US.
That’s what Jay Leno felt in the latest episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage”. Together with Andrew Romanowski, the president of Lamborghini Club of America and a regular visitor to the show, Leno talks shop about the two Diablos (one is the GT model where only 80 cars were built and the other is the track-only GTR model where only 30 were built) and going through and around both cars as Romanowski explains what made each model special in the eyes of Lamborghini enthusiasts.
Later on, Jay got the chance to meet the two owners of the respective Diablos and even managed to get behind the wheel of the GT model and take it for a spin, except that this time around, he had the owner’s son with him to make sure that he comes back to the garage with the Diablo GT still in one piece.
It’s a good watch for fans of Lamborghini and the Diablo in particular. Sort of makes you want to take out your little Bburago Diablos and start playing with them again.
gallery: Lamborghini Diablo