The Lamborghini Diablo VT

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Lamborghini Diablo VT – Key Details

Lamborghini Diablo VTDetail
Launched: 1993
Engine: V12
Power: 390 KW @ 7100 RPM, 530 HP @ 7100 RPM, 523 BHP @ 7100 RPM
Torque: 446 lb-ft @ 5500 RPM, 605 Nm @ 5500 RPM
Top Speed: 208 mph (335 km/h)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.0 s
Replaces: TBC
Did you know: TBC

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LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT – THE HYPERCAR THAT BORROWED FROM AN SUV

It’s 1993 and Lamborghini needs to spice up its 3-year old flagship model: Enter the Diablo VT. In true Lamborghini fashion, they look to the last place you would expect for inspiration – an SUV. That’s right, they borrowed the 4WD system out of the LM002 for duty in their V12 supercar. This is where the VT name was derived as well, as the initial stand for viscous traction. Because Lamborghinis were known for their frightening high-speed handling, the addition of 4WD was just what was needed to attract more tentative buyers to the brand.

MECHANICALS AND DESIGN

The Lamborghini Diablo VT used the same 5.7-litre engine as the original model. Still producing 485bhp and 428 lb-ft of torque, the engine was now aided by the extra traction of the 4WD system. For example, if the rear wheels were to lose traction, the system can kick up to 25% of power to the front wheels to help out. This change helped tame the Diablo, giving it newfound handling characteristics that made it easier to drive at speed. With power now routed to all wheels, the Diablo was also much more capable and secure when driving in rain or even snow.

Aside from the 4WD system, the Diablo VT was basically the same car that had debuted in 1990. There were some minor changes, however. Those include larger intakes on the rear wheel arches and under the headlights, for improved brake cooling. Those brakes now featured 4-piston calipers for added stopping power. Minor changes to the interior aimed at increasing comfort levels. Nearly all of these changes were soon put into the base Diablo as well, save for the 4WD system.

LEGACY OF THE LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT

The move to use a 4WD system from a big SUV was slightly strange back in 1993. The VT, however, can be credited as the forerunner for the now-ubiquitous use of AWD in all Lamborghini models. Even though the Diablo VT was basically the same car as the standard Diablo in all other regards, this one change made all the difference. Lamborghini found yet another way to stand out from the supercar crown, cementing their reputation as the “different” Italian supercar maker.

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Lamborghini Diablo VT – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h4.1 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed328 km/h (204 mph)
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement5,707 cm3
Max. power output*485 bhp / 362 kW @ 7,000 rpm
Max. torque*580 Nm / 428 ft lbs @ 5,200 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4,460 mm (175.6 in)
Width2,040 mm (80.3 in)
Height1,105 mm (43.5 in)
Dry weight**1,625 Kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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