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Famous supercar Lamborghini Diablo, turning 30

Lamborghini Diablo, one of the most prominent supercars in the 90s and also became the dream supercar of the kids at that time was officially over the age of 30.

The story of the Lamborghini Diablo supercar begins in 1985, when the Italian car was planning a model to replace the legendary Countach and the project was named Project 132. Diablo’s design was written by Marcello. Gandini, the famous designer, created many famous sports cars at that time. Gandini’s drawings were then edited by Chrysler before being officially released in 1990.

Immediately after its launch, the car has captured great hearts from fans. It also became the fastest commercial supercar at the time of its launch with a top speed of 325 km / h. Initially, Lamborghini equips Diablo with a 5.7-liter V12 engine with a maximum capacity of 485 hp and 580 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels, bringing a feeling of extreme excitement to the driver.

In contrast, the cockpit of the legendary Lamborghini Diablo is very luxurious with elaborate details. The most modern equipment at that time such as electric seats, electric windows, air conditioning, leather furniture, radio, … were all equipped. However, the power steering system as well as the driver assistance systems are not present on this version.

Three years later, Lamborghini launched Diablo VT, its first super sports car equipped with all-wheel drive. Also in 1993, Lamborghini introduced the Diablo SE30, the 30th anniversary of the automaker’s presence in the market and all models with 532 horsepower.
By 1995, Diablo was upgraded with SV (Super Veloce) with only 510 horsepower. However, the car is re-fitted with rear-wheel drive and the spoiler can be adjusted manually, giving a special original feel. Later that year, the Diablo VT Roadster was released, featuring an open hood that could be mounted just above the engine cover. This also hit Lamborghini’s first V12 engine with a convertible design.

When it was acquired by Audi in 1999, Lamborghini introduced an upgraded version of the Diablo SV, designed by Luc Donckerwolke, the first designer working for the company. Following the SV are the upgraded VT and VT Roadster. They both have a new design inside and out. The engine is also upgraded with a maximum capacity of 529 hp and 605 Nm of torque. Now, the car is equipped with variable cam technology, anti-lock braking system ABS, …

After more than 10 years on the market, Diablo was replaced by Murcielago in 2001. At the end of its life cycle it was the most produced supercar with 2,903 units including the standard Diablo with 873 units. , VT has 592 vehicles while VT Roadster has 468 vehicles.

SE special edition produced 157 vehicles, SV is 346, SVR is 34 units and GTR is 32 units. Diablo 6.0 and Diablo 6.0 SE models had production numbers of 337 units and 44 units, before Lamborghini closed the production line of this model.

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