Car feature: Lamborghini Diablo


Car feature: Lamborghini Diablo

Replacing the iconic Countach with a more modern approach, the Diablo was launched in 1990.
Designed by Marcello Gandhini, it had much smoother and flowing lines than its angular predecessor.
It actually held the title as the fastest production car, until the Jaguar XJ220 came just a few years later in 1992.
492 horsepower in the original Diablo gave it a top speed of 202 mph and 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds.

In 1993 the Diablo VT was released. Its most significant improvement was the addition of four wheel drive.
Several special versions came later, such as the SE30 30th anniversary in 1994 and SV in 1995.
Both featured performance upgrades over the standard and VT versions.

In 1999 the Diablo received a facelift and replaced its pop-up headlights with fixed ones.
An updated dashboard was also added.
The final regular production Diablo was the VT 6.0 that was produced from 2000-2001.
As the name says the engine is enlarged from 5.7 to 6.0 liters and producing 550 horsepower.
The Diablo was also available in a few more extreme variants such as the GT, GTR and SVR.

The Diablo was eventually replaced by the Murcielago i 2001 after over ten years in production.

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