Few - if any - 1990s supercars were crazier than the Lamborghini Diablo, but the Diablo GT was something else

Lamborghini only concocted the Diablo GT late in the supercar’s career but ask any Lambo nut and they’ll tell you it was well worth the wait. The GT had a radically tweaked body kit, a bigger engine, and a spartan interior.

Sadly, the U.S. didn’t get the GT as it was an Europe-only affair, but some eager owners imported a few examples Stateside. The car we’re showing you today is not a pure Diablo GT, but one that was redesigned to look like it.

We must admit, this looks a lot like the real thing

As per the car’s sheet on Bring a Trailer, the build started life as a 1991 Lamborghini Diablo. The GT-esque body panels (hood, fenders, bumpers, side skirts, rear wing, and diffuser) you see here weren’t added until the early 2010s by a previous owner. Well, at least they’re made of carbon fiber, so that counts for something, right?

Since this is not a Diablo GT, it packs the smaller, 5.7-liter DOHC naturally-aspirated V-12 twinned to a five-speed manual transaxle. The V-12 inside the real Diablo GT had its displacement bumped to six liters (stroke went from 3.1 inches to 3.3 inches) and was later used in the Diablo VT 6.0 swan song.

Cool Car for Sale: 1991 Lamborghini Diablo GT Tribute Drivetrain
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By the way, Car and Driver took the VT 6.0 for a spin back in 2000 and called its 543-horsepower, 457-pound-feet of torque V-12 “the baddest we’ve ever tested in a Diablo.”

Lamborghini Diablo GT specifications
Engine 5.7-liter DOHC naturally-aspirated V-12
Horsepower 543 HP
Torque 457 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 4.4 seconds
Quarter mile 12.4 s @ 123 mph
Top Speed 210 mph

Coming back to the car at hand, the list of mods continues inside with Diablo 6.0 dashboard and seats and custom carbon fiber bits and bobs.

We can’t tell you what Marcello Gandini would think about this GT-ified Diablo, but the overall project looks like it’s been carefully executed in order to pay a proper tribute to the actual Diablo GT.

We also kind of like the Work Meister S1 wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero tires, but the hardest question to be answered is reserved to you, the reader.

Cool Car for Sale: 1991 Lamborghini Diablo GT Tribute Exterior
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Would you pay $165,000 (the current bid at the time of writing) or more for it?

Source: Bring A Trailer

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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