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Lamborghini Diablo

The Lamborghini is a high-performance mid-engined sports car was built by Italian automaker between 1990 and 2001. It was the Lamborghini capable of attaining a top in excess of 200 miles per hour km/h). After the end of its production run in the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini

Diablo is devil in Spanish, is diavolo in Italian.


of development [ edit ]

At a time the company was financed by the Swiss-based brothers, Lamborghini began of what was codenamed Project 132 in 1985 as a replacement for the Countach The brief stated that its top had to be at least 315 km/h (196 [ 3 ]

The design of the car was contracted to Marcello who had designed its two predecessors. When bought the company in 1987, money to complete its development, its was uncomfortable with Gandini’s and commissioned its design team in to execute a third extensive smoothing out the trademark sharp and corners of Gandini’s original and leaving him famously unimpressed. In Gandini was so disappointed with the shape that he would realize his original design in the V16T. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ]

The car became known as the Diablo, on Lamborghini’s tradition of naming its after breeds of fighting The Diablo was named after a bull raised by the Duke of in the 19th century, famous for an epic battle with Chicorro’ in Madrid on July 11, [ 3 ] In the words of Top Gear presenter Clarkson. the Diablo was designed to be the biggest head-turner in the world. [ 6 ]

The is believed to have cost a of 6,000,000,000 lira. [ 3 ]

1990-1998 [ ]

Diablo [ edit ]

Original Diablo

The Diablo was presented to the public for on January 21, 1990. Power from a 5.7 L (348 cu in), version of the existing Lamborghini V12 dual overhead cams and multi-point fuel injection. a maximum output of 499 PS (367 kW ; 492 hp ) and 580 N·m lb·ft) of torque. The vehicle reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph km/h).

The Diablo was rear-wheel and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its weight

The Diablo came better than the Countach had; features included fully seats and steering wheel, windows, an Alpine stereo and power steering from onwards. Anti-lock brakes not initially available, although would eventually be used. A few were available, including a driver’s seat, remote CD and subwoofer. rear spoiler. fitted luggage set (priced at and an exclusive Breguet clock for the (priced at $10,500). [ 3 ]

Diablo VT [ ]

The Diablo VT was introduced in 1993. the VT differed from the standard in a number of ways, by far the most change was the addition of all wheel which made use of a viscous differential (a remodified version of ‘s 4WD system). This the new nomenclature for the car (VT stands for viscous ). The new drivetrain could direct up to 25% of the to the front wheels to aid traction rear wheel slip. significantly improving the handling of the car.

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Other improvements debuting on the VT front air intakes below the lamps to improve brake larger intakes in the rear a more ergonomic interior a revised dashboard, electronically dampers. four-piston brake power steering, and minor refinements. Many of these save the four-wheel drive soon transferred to the base making the cars visually identical. [ 7 ]

Diablo SE30 and Jota [ edit ]

A Diablo

The Diablo SE30 was introduced in as a limited-production special model to the company’s 30th anniversary. The car was largely as a street-legal race that was lighter and more than the standard Diablo. The received a healthy boost to 530 PS kW; 523 hp) by means of a tuned fuel freer-flowing exhaust, and magnesium manifolds.

The car remained rear-wheel drive to weight, and omitted the electrically shock absorbers of the VT model, but it was with adjustable-stiffness anti-roll which could be controlled the interior, on the fly.

The car’s was lowered by replacing the power side windows with plexiglas (with a small vent window as on many cars) and removing luxury such as the air conditioning, stereo, and steering. Carbon fiber with 4-point race and a fire suppression system to the race nature of the vehicle.

On the the SE30 differed from Diablo models with a front fascia featuring brake cooling ducts and a spoiler, while the rear ducts were changed to a body-colored design. The raging emblem was moved from the of the luggage lid to the nose panel of the car the front indicators. The engine lid had covering the narrow rear while a larger spoiler was as standard equipment. The single fog lamp and rear backup which had been on either of the rear grille, were into the bumper; this would be applied to all Diablo across the lineup.

Completing the exterior variations special magnesium alloy SE30 badging, and a new metallic paint color (this be changed upon request).

150 SE30 models were and of these, about 15 were to Jota specification (although 28 kits were produced). The was a factory modification kit designed to the race-oriented SE30 into an circuit racer, albeit at the of street-legal operation. A revised lid with two ducts protruding the roofline forced air into the system; a similar lid design later be used on the Diablo SV

With even more of the Diablo’s venerable V12 engine, the kit produced nearly 603 PS (444 kW; 595 hp) and 639 N·m lb·ft) of torque. An open system produced deafening roar, one of the main contributing to the Jota’s track-only status, some owners converted to standard exhaust in order to their super Diablo on the The rear-view mirror from the was also removed because it was useless in conjunction with the engine lid, further to the race feeling of the car. [ 8 ]

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