The Diablo VT 6.0 was formulated around the all-wheel-drive ‘viscous traction’ platform and utilized the 6.0-litre V-12 used in the limited-production Diablo GT model. With updated engine management software, the V-12 engine was capable of developing 549 bhp and a whopping 457 foot-pounds of torque. The increased displacement and revised control software improved the Diablo’s already prodigious performance, lowering 0–60 mph times to 3.8 seconds, while increasing top speed to nearly 210 mph.
The way this car handles is just fantastic, the chassis is precise, predictable and responsive while the powertrain is pure joy with the manual gearbox and the fabulous revised V12. This is such a great thrill to drive. This represents a great opportunity to acquire a beautiful and rare car, one of the most fabulous and iconic Lamborghinis ever built.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
Continuing the tradition of naming their outrageous supercars after that of bull fighting breeds, 1990 saw the debut of the formidable Diablo, or ‘Devil’ in Spanish. Rightly named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for an epic battle with ‘El Chicorro’ which took place in Madrid in 1869.
The Diablo’s initial design was of course penned by that of Marcello Gandini, a name synonymous within the Lamborghini realm most notable for the design of the sharp edged Countach. After some review and an extensive redesign to adopt smoother edges, the Countach’s hugely anticipated successor took the world by storm.
The cars power came from a 5.7L engine with dual overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder and computer operated multi-point fuel injection. A monstrous total of 485 horsepower meant that the Diablo could reach 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and climb to an intimidating 202mph.
During the course of the Diablo’s production, which lasted for 11 years, a number of different versions were built ranging from the rear wheel drive base model a series of limited roadsters, special editions and finally the last of the series saw the 6.0 Litre VT.
By 1998 Audi AG had took over Lamborghini from its former southeast Asian owners, MyCom and V’Power had set out to modernise and refine the Diablo, while its replacement, the Murcielago was being developed. Audi asked then chief designer of Lamborghini Luc Donckerwolke to design a totally refined modern Diablo. The final result, the ‘VT’ 6.0 featured a total power output of 550 horsepower.
To accommodate the voracious motor, Donckerwolke revised the front fascia with two large air intakes below new fixed headlamps, which eschewed the prior pop-up arrangement. The front bumper panel, air dam, and fenders were all correspondingly adjusted, and the signal lamps were enlarged. The taillamps from the Diablo GT variant were adopted, and rear lamp bezels were changed from transparent components to paint-matched units. Classically styled eighteen-inch OZ wheels completed the exterior redesign.
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