The Lamborghini Diablo

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Lamborghini Diablo – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Lamborghini Diablo

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Lamborghini Diablo – Technical Specifications

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Lamborghini Diablo – Key Details

Lamborghini DiabloDetail
Launched: 1990
Engine: V12
Power: 492 PS (362 kW; 485 hp)
Torque: 580 N⋅m (428 lb⋅ft)
Top Speed: 325 km/h (202 mph)
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 4.5 s
Replaces: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Lamborghini Diablo

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO – THE APEX 90S SUPERCAR

The Lamborghini Diablo had a daunting task ahead when it debuted in 1990: Fill the enormous shoes of the now-departed Countach. Replacing that now-iconic 1980s supercar clearly wasn’t going to be a simple objective, but what Lamborghini created was every bit the head-turning powerhouse the Countach was. Having just come under new ownership by the Chrysler Corporation in 1987, the world anxiously awaited the verdict – would the new V12 Lambo live up to its heritage?

SPEED AND POWER GALORE

Power was not a problem. With a big stonking 5.7 litre V12 making 485 bhp and 580 Nm of torque, the Diablo immediately took the title as the world’s premier supercar. Later iterations of the car would use a larger version of the engine, which developed even more power. Unlike those later cars, the original Diablo came in rear-wheel-drive only, but that didn’t seem to hamper its performance. With a 202-mph top speed and a 0 to 62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds, the big Lambo’s performance was just as attention-grabbing as its styling.

A JOINT-EFFORT DESIGN

Lamborghini again contacted famed auto designer Marcello Gandini, responsible for such iconic cars as the Miura, Countach, the Lancia Stratos, and so many more, to come up with the design for the Diablo. After Chrysler took over the company, they reworked Gandini’s original design, much to his displeasure. Still, the rest of the world seemed to like the final product. Very few spectators seemed to find fault with the wide, low, and curvaceous design. It looked unlike anything else on the road, which is exactly what a Lamborghini should look like.

CONCLUSION

The Diablo did not disappoint, reassuring the world that the flamboyant carmaker had not lost its way, even as it was absorbed into one of the largest car companies in the world. It would become another in the long line of flashy V12 Lamborghinis that seem to find their way onto nearly every little boy’s wall at some point. As the Lamborghini Diablo aged through its long product cycle, more powerful and advanced versions like the VT, SV, and SE30 were rolled out to keep the model interesting to fickle supercar buyers.

Lamborghini Diablo – Photo Gallery

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Lamborghini Diablo – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h4.5 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed202 mph (325 km/h)
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement5,707 cm3
Max. power output*492 PS (362 kW; 485 bhp)
Max. torque*580 N⋅m (428 lbf⋅ft)
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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