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1990 - 2001 Lamborghini Diablo

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  • Lamborghini Diablo
  • Year:
    1990- 2001
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    5 speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    492 @ 7000
  • MPG(Cty):
    11
  • MPG(Hwy):
    17
  • Torque @ RPM:
    427 @ 5200
  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    204 mph
  • Price:
    239000
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Development of the Lamborghini Diablo began in 1985, only a few months after the Mimran brothers purchased the company out of the receivership it had entered following the 1978 bankruptcy. The Mimrans invested heavily in the company’s expansion and Sant’Agata Bolognese was finally able to work on a successor for the Countach.

Development took more than four years, and the finished product was shown to the public in January 1990.

Like most Lamborghinis, the Diablo was named after a bull. Diablo, which is Spanish for devil, was a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting a battle with famed matador "El Chicorro" in the late 1860s.

Production of the Diablo lasted until 2001 and included nearly 2,900 units built in various specifications. A significant facelift was completed in 1999. The Diablo was replaced by the Murcielago, and it is part of a lineage of range-topping supercars that also includes the Miura and the Aventador.

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Need for Speed No Limits Launches Devil's Run Challenge

Need for Speed No Limits Launches Devil’s Run Challenge

A 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SuperVeloce is up for grabs

Hot on the heels of Real Racing’s Evolution of Jaguar update, another auto racing mobile game is offering an iconic supercar as a prize on its own update. This one comes by way of Need for Speed No Limits and its new Devil’s Run expansion update that includes several challenges that not only allows gamers to win in-game cash, but more importantly, a 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SuperVeloce, among other prized exotic beauties.

The Devil’s Run expansion will feature several different challenges that will be rolled out in the next six weeks. The first of these challenges will drop tomorrow, August 12 and will run until next Tuesday, August 16, giving gamers a total of five days to race their way from 100th place to 1st in an underground road rally. Those who accomplish this task will win the 1995 Diablo SV and in-game cash.

Those who miss out on scoring the Diablo SV will still have two more opportunities to take home a virtual supercar. It’s not going to be the Lamborghini anymore, but those who win the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Fastlane Series that will take place from August 23 to 28 will get a chance to win a Jaguar F-Type and those who win the Ford GT Fastlane Series from September 6 to 11 will obviously be treated to a Ford GT.

In addition to the challenges, the new NFS No Limits update will also include new features tacked on into the game. For instance, police cars in the game will now carry an Electro Static Field that can stop racers dead in their tracks. Likewise, in-game achievements by players will also come with rewards from the missions feature.

The Devil’s Run expansion is already live and can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play. In case there are still players there in need of convincing, a teaser trailer of the update is also available for public consumption.

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1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV by Super Veloce Racing

1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV by Super Veloce Racing

Where fire and ice meet

It’s been a while since we last saw a Lamborghini Diablo in the headlines, but we think this cool-as-hell one-off presented by Super Veloce Racing is worthy of the spotlight. That’s because it’s one of the last all-original examples of the diabolic bull on the planet, offered in concours-ready condition with several factory-fitted upgrades, including a unique “Ice Blue” paint job straight from the auto show circuit. Any collector would be highly fortunate to get this gorgeous Lambo into their garage, and now that it’s going up for sale, its exclusivity could be all yours – if you have the means, that is.

The Diablo is one of Lamborghini’s most iconic models, with a production run that spanned over a decade. Originally launched in 1990, the Diablo was the first Lambo road car to tip the 200-mph mark, boasting a rear/mid-mounted 5.7-liter V-12 producing nearly 500 horsepower at the rear wheels by way of a five-speed manual gearbox.

Over the years, the Diablo received numerous revisions and special editions, including the SV model in 1995. The “super veloce” designation is a nod to theMiura SV, and as such, the Diablo SV came equipped with more horsepower, adjustable aerodynamics, tweaked styling, and larger brakes.

As you might expect, this particular example gets all that and more, but when it comes to what makes it special, the devil is in the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lamborghini Diablo SV by Super Veloce Racing.

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1990 - 2001 Lamborghini Diablo

1990 - 2001 Lamborghini Diablo

Development of the Lamborghini Diablo began in 1985, only a few months after the Mimran brothers purchased the company out of the receivership it had entered following the 1978 bankruptcy. The Mimrans invested heavily in the company’s expansion and Sant’Agata Bolognese was finally able to work on a successor for the Countach.

Development took more than four years, and the finished product was shown to the public in January 1990.

Like most Lamborghinis, the Diablo was named after a bull. Diablo, which is Spanish for devil, was a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting a battle with famed matador "El Chicorro" in the late 1860s.

Production of the Diablo lasted until 2001 and included nearly 2,900 units built in various specifications. A significant facelift was completed in 1999. The Diablo was replaced by the Murcielago, and it is part of a lineage of range-topping supercars that also includes the Miura and the Aventador.

Continue reading to find out more about the Lamborghini Diablo.

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Six Lamborghini Supercars Will Be Auctioned In June

Six Lamborghini Supercars Will Be Auctioned In June

While seeing Lamborghinis cross the block at auctions across America is far from rare, it’s not too often that the same event gets to sell six of them. This rare display will be hosted by Mecum’s sale in Seattle on June 5th to 6th, where Lamborghini enthusiasts will get to buy — or at least admire — six Italian bulls built from 1989 to 2010.

Yes, there won’t be any Miuras or Espadas to ogle at, but the Lambo lot includes a late-edition Countach and a bundle of Diablos and Murcielagos, some of which are very rare.

The oldest supercar on sale is a 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary. Part of the limited, 658-unit edition that marked the end of the nameplate, this car is also one of only 187 examples produced with fuel injection for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Bianco White-painted Countach has 28,420 miles on its odo.

Next in line is a black 1992 Diablo. Though it’s only a standard model, it does feature a rear wing, SV wheels, and Pirelli P Zero tires. With only 11,643 miles on the clock, it should attract a few bidders. The second Diablo to go under the hammer is a 1999 model year Roadster. Significantly more powerful than the early coupe, it has 30,188 miles on the odometer and just received a $12,500 major service. It features a front lift system, navigation, polished wheels, and an aftermarket stereo head unit with six-disc CD player and remotes.

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Video: Jay Leno Reviews a 1991 Lamborghini Diablo

Video: Jay Leno Reviews a 1991 Lamborghini Diablo

Of all the Lamborghinis ever built, a case can be made that the Diablo holds a unique place in the heart of the company and its fans.

Not only did it carry a name that lived up to its diabolical nature, but it also holds the distinction of being the only Lamborghini that was designed under the watch of Chrysler. We’re not going to dive into all those details now, but it’s certainly interesting to remember a day when the Raging Bull was owned by the Pentastar.

It was at that time when the Diablo was created as the successor to arguably one of the most popular Lamborghini models ever, the Countach. Talk about having huge shoes to fill.

Fast forward to this year and the Diablo is now treated with reverence and respect, especially by true car enthusiasts who appreciate everything the Diablo stands for.

Recently, Jay Leno got his hands on a Lamborghini Diablo owned by a buddy of his, Franco Barbuscia. He’s the owner of Franco’s European Sports Cars in Los Angeles and, as Leno claims, is one of a few men in this world who probably knows more about Lamborghinis than the car itself.

The two, together with Barbuscia’s son Damiano, spend 15 minutes talking shop about the Diablo, dissecting it from every conceivable detail and reveling on its place in history among Lamborghini models.

It’s an interesting to hear these guys share their combined knowledge about the cars and the iconic Italian company that built them. And besides, Leno gets to drive a Diablo. What’s not to like?

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Video: Lamborghinis Run Wild In The UK

Video: Lamborghinis Run Wild In The UK

They say that you only celebrate a 50th birthday once, so when it happens, you might as well make it as memorable as possible.

Italian automaker Lamborghini is in the middle of its 50th anniversary celebrations and since the start of the year, it’s celebrated it with the kind of extravagance befitting of its stature in the industry.

Recently, things took an interesting turn in the United Kingdom when the UK Lamborghini 50th Anniversary 50th Anniversary Tour officially opening its doors to the public.

Held at the Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire, over 50 Lamborghinis participated in the event with models ranging from the classic Countachs all the way to the current Aventador Roadsters. In between, there were Murcielagos, Diablos, Gallardos, and even the one-off Oakley Design Aventador LP760 Nasser Edition.

Needless to say, it was as close to a Lamborghini overdose as you could possibly get, and not surprisingly, Shmee150 was right in the middle of all the festivities with cameras in tow.

(Click past the jump to read about one of Lamborghini’s anniversary edition models, the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario pride and joy}

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Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT & Lamborghini Diablo vs Strongman

Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT & Lamborghini Diablo vs Strongman

Over the years, we’ve seen almost every match-up conceivable to test both abilities of man and machine, until we stumbled upon the following video. Cars have shown themselves against other cars for years, and even a variety of motorcycles, but before now, we’d never seen a Lamborghini pitted against a strongman.

As a part of the 2009 World’s Strongest Man competition, one of the incredibly fierce competitors was put behind aLamborghini Murcielago R-GT race car and had to hold it back for as long as possible, eventually holding the Diablo back for 6 seconds. However, before the game could get underway in earnest, the clutch of the R-GT broke and throughout the first half of the video, you’ll notice that the Murci is simply revving rather than pulling the man and utilizing all of its torque, so instead a Lamborghini Diablo racer was called in to get the job done.

The clock started when the famous supercar began to burn up its rear tires in a valiant effort to pull the strongman off his feet but it failed to do so until he let go at the 6 second mark. The occurrence of the wheels spinning may look extremely impressive, but the vast majority of the cars power and torque are lost during this spectacle and it would be a better representation of the car’s ability if it were all-wheel-drive and could access all the necessary power.

Nevertheless, it’s an incredible effort to hold back a car packing in excess of 500 horsepower for upwards of 5 seconds, and something you’re never likely to see in real life, so check out the video!

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Video: Hear the sounds of Lamborghinis accelerating

Video: Hear the sounds of Lamborghinis accelerating

Don’t get us wrong; we love our jobs to pieces. There are a few things in this world more gratifying than writing about cars for a living, but of those "few" things, one of them is what Jason Cammisa of Automobile Magazine is doing in this video.

With the resources of having a line-up of different Lamborghinis at his disposal, Jason gets behind the wheel of each one of them for some quality down time along a deserted stretch of road. The list of Lambos that Cammisa managed to drive includes the Miura, the Countach, the Diablo VT, the Murcielago, and yes, the Italian automaker’s latest pride and joy, the Aventador.

Check out the video prepared by Automobile Magazine and see Jason Cammisa put each of these Lambos through the paces. If for nothing else, you can even check out the evolution of the dashboard and the powerful, grunting roar these Italian bulls let out when the pedal is put to the proverbial metal.

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Video: 50+ Lamborghinis show up for dinner

Video: 50+ Lamborghinis show up for dinner

Getting the chance to see one Lamborghini driving down your street makes for a great day and getting to see five all in one place is a rare opportunity, but being witness to 50 Lamborghinis on the same road is simply unheard of. Youtube user, Maxson Goh, however, seemed to be at the right place at the right time when he was able to catch no less than 50 Lamborghini models arrive for a gathering in Singapore. Now that’s an incredible lucky man!

The most impressive part is that he had the chance to see almost every model in Lamborghini’s history in just one day, as the models invited to the party included Gallardos, Murcielagos, the new Aventador, as well as the older Diablo. Special edition models like the Superleggera and the Super Veloce were also present. Now that’s what we like to call a perfect day!

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Last Lamborghini Diablo put on auction

Last Lamborghini Diablo put on auction

Back in 2001, Lamborghini replaced their very successful Diablo supercar with the new Murcielago. But before the Diablo was put to pasture, Lamborghini offered a limited edition Diablo 6.0 VT that only came in 40 units. This month, you may have the chance to own the very last of this special edition as it will be available for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.

This particular Diablo, serial number 40 or 40, comes with only 12 miles on the odometer and it has lived its life in the large climate controlled collection of a West Coast auto enthusiast. This special edition Diablo was offered in only two exterior colors: Oro Elios (Sunrise Gold) and Marrone Eklipsis (Sunset Maroon) and all of them were offered with titanium threads in the carbon fiber weave for the body and trim, rear spoiler, Alpine premium DVD navigation audio system, exclusive two tone all leather interior and titanium interior trim.

Under the hood, Lamborghini placed a V12 engine with a total output of 550 HP, allowing the supercar to run from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.

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Babes On Wheels: Nicole Scherzinger tames a Lamborghini Diablo

Babes On Wheels: Nicole Scherzinger tames a Lamborghini Diablo

Nobody cares if Nicole Scherziner’s last name is hard to spell or pronounce; the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls is still one of the most beautiful people on the planet.

She’s so hot, in fact, that when she poses with a Lamborghini Diablo, it takes us a moment before we can leave her gaze to notice the iconic Lamborghini supercar.

In addition to once being the headline of the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger has also made a name for herself as the winner of the tenth season of Dancing With The Stars. Oh and she’s also the hot girlfriend of no less than McLaren F1 driver and former Driver’s Champion, Lewis Hamilton.

There’s no question that the Hawaiian-born Filipino-American has the whole package to make millions drool. But for us that love our cars, seeing this goddess of a woman flirting on a Lamborghini Diablo is the stuff that fantasies are made of.

Meow, indeed!

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Video: Jay Leno welcomes pair of rare Lamborghini Diablos inside his garage

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.

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2001 Lamborghini Diablo SV 6.0

2001 Lamborghini Diablo SV 6.0

Back in the 1990’s and earlier, Lamborghini was not known for it’s Audi partnership and derived models such as the Gallardo. In fact, it was not known for luxury of any sort, and it certainly was not known caring what any environmentalist thought.

Lamborghini produced aggressively styled, lightweight machines with massive V12 engines putting power to the road. Creature comforts were an afterthought and driving them was not even an easy task. They were not cars that you bought simply to show you had the money to buy one – it was more akin to buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle – you had to be macho enough to drive these beasts.

The Diablo model which was the successor to the venerable Countach had been introduced nearly a decade before Audi gained control and was in need of some serious updates. What Audi helped them produce was one of the fastest and most competent Diablo models to ever come from St. Agata Bolognese, Italy.

Hit the jump for more details on the 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0.

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Video: Lamborghini Diablo GT is a roaring, fire-spewing piece of awesomeness

Video: Lamborghini Diablo GT is a roaring, fire-spewing piece of awesomeness

In a parking lot full of Lamborghinis, it’s hard for one to really stand out. Choosing among all of those Murcielagos, Gallardos, and Diablos isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. That being said, the dude who took this video couldn’t have picked a better Lamborghini to spy on when he took his camera and taped a revving Diablo GT. With only 80 models ever built, this prized Lambo is about as rare as they come and this particular one - car N°16 - shows that despite it’s age, it’s still got some mad juice underneath its hood. So much so, in fact, that the cameraman almost trips over when the Diablo GT’s exhaust did one of its patented flame-throwing explosions. We don’t need to invite anybody to watch it anymore because we know you’re going to do it anyway.

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For sale: Lamborghini Diablo-looking Acura NSX for $49,000

For sale: Lamborghini Diablo-looking Acura NSX for $49,000

In the world of the oddly-mishapen and terribly conceived custom-made replicas, we have yet another jem-of-a-find.

Yes, that’s a Lamborghini Diablo - or at least that’s what the owner would like us to believe. Any true car enthusiast, however, would obviously beg to differ, because that piece of orange eye sore is nothing like a Diablo. An Acura NSX? Yes. A Lamborghini Diablo Uhmm...no.

The car is located in Branson, Missouri - if you’re interested to find out - and to no one’s surprise, it’s actually being sold on eBay for a very un-Lamborghini Diablo-like price tag of $49,000.

If you’re interested, we feel obligated to tell you that this car has about 94,000 miles on its odometer and has no warranty of any kind. Those two facts alone should be enough to drive you away for even considering any attempt at making a purchase.

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Video: Strongman holds back Lamborghini Diablo for six seconds

It’s a classic battle between man and machine and for the most part, we’d hedge our bets on the machine pulling out a victory. But we’re more than happy to make an exception for this man. Using only his arms in an unbelievable show of strength, he somehow holds back a Lamborghini Diablo for six seconds before the supercar was able to move.

Unfortunately him for me, he probably could have held on to it longer than he did if it wasn’t for a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 wasting some of his energy before the car’s clutch broke down because of excessive heating.

In any case, his achievement was enough for him to break the world record of five seconds, proving that, on any given night, man can still come out on top.

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Video: Lamborghini Diablo crashed

Maybe this is why Lamborghini now only makes cars with all-wheel drive. It seems this driver forgot about the Diablo’s rear weight bias. Sometimes the price one pays for showing off is the repair bill. But unlike some others, at least this one can be repaired.

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1998 Affolter Diablo Evolution GT1

1998 Affolter Diablo Evolution GT1

Ronald Affolteris the owner of a respected Lamborghini dealership, but he also likes to customize cars. One of them unveiled in 1998 was the Diablo Evolution GT1. He completely redesigned the car, including a new front and rear bumper, and changing just about everything that could be changed.

Exterior modifications are extensive, with every body panel being modified or replaced. Pop-up headlights were removed and fixed ones took their place. A custom wing has been added and side intakes were enlarged, and twin-ducts feed air to the engine.

The Affolter Diablo Evolution GT1 is powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine that delivers 630 hp. The GT1 is a RWD driven car, with Mid-Engine engine location. The V12 engine is mated with a a 5-Speed Manual transmission.

The supercar is capable of making the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3.5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 217 mph.

The GT1 was built only on demand at half the price of a McLaren F1, but with four small turbo’s mounted giving the same power as the F1, and to make things even better, Affolter even built an Evolution GT1 Roadster edition, open top motering with even more exotic looks than the standard Lamborghini Roadster.

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Flickr photo of the day: Lamborghini Diablo VT

Flickr photo of the day: Lamborghini Diablo VT

A great piece of photography by Stephen Hayes. The yellow Diablo looks spectacular. You can see the original version of the image here.

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HAMANN Lamborghini Diablo "Edition Race"

HAMANN Lamborghini Diablo "Edition Race"

“El Diablo” is almost a forgotten car. Can you remember when was the last time you heard news about it? Well, Hamann decided to bring back to front page this old supercar with its latest program for the Lamborghini Diablo.

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Jamiroquai crashes a Lamborghini Diablo

Jamiroquai crashes a Lamborghini Diablo

We didn’t have news about a Lamborghini crashed for quite a while now, and we were happy, you thought that maybe the other ones were just bad luck. But well now, another one is gone.
What you see in this images used to be a Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota owned by Jay Kay, leader of the group Jamiroquai. This is how the car was looking after the "Cosmic girl" clip was made. Jay Kay decided to "make a turn" and well, the result you can see it.
Jay Kay is a regular participant of GumBall (...)

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1993 - 1993 Lamborghini Diablo SE 30

1993 - 1993 Lamborghini Diablo SE 30

In 1988, Lamborghini built the Countach Anniversario, to celebrate the 25 years of existence of Automobili Lamborghini SpA, in 1993 Lamborghini again designed and built a special car to celebrate their 30th anniversary, the Diablo SE30 was presented during the third Lamborghini Day in September 1993 in Sant’Agata, surrounded by about 140 other Lamborghini’s from all over the world.

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2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT SE

2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT SE

A special edition of the succesful Diablo 6.0 has been prepared and was presented to the public at the 2001 Geneva Motorshow on 3 Mar 2001.

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1993 - 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT

1993 - 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT

Lamborghini has certainly built its share of wild and outrageous cars over the last three decades, in 1993 it followed up its gull-wing Countach with the Diablo. The Diablo VT could exceed 200mph and sprint to 60mph in 5.1 seconds thanks to its combination of V12 power and four wheel drive.

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1995 - 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

1995 - 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

The 1996 Diablo SV could reach 209mph and sprint to 60mph in an amazing 3.9 seconds thanks to its 5.8 litre V12.

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1996 - 1998 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster

1996 - 1998 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster

In 1996 Lamborghini added an more outrageous Diablo variant, the Diablo Roadster. With an open roof the Diablo Roadster provided perhaps the ultimate open supercar thrill, pre-empting the later Ferrari F50.

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1999 - 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR

1999 - 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GTR

During the March 1999 Geneva Auto Show, Automobili Lamborghini SpA showed the limited edition Diablo GT, only 80 cars were to be made of this special Gran Turismo Diablo, a car capable of carrying you to a top speed of 210 mph.

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1999 - 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT

1999 - 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT

At the 1999 Geneva Motor Show Lamborghini has presented a new very high performance car that will be produced in limited edition. Only 80 Diablos GT will leave the factory of Sant’Agata Bolognese to find happy owners among the enthusiasts of supercars.

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