The Lamborghini Diablo is a high-performance mid-engine sports car that was built by Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini in 1990. The name Diablo itself means “devil” in Spanish. It is the first production Lamborghini to attain a top speed of 320 kilometres per hour (200 mph). And it’s production was ended in 2001, while the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini Murciélago. Automobili Lamborghini celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Diablo supercar this year.
Lamborghini Diablo – History :
Development of the Lamborghini Diablo began in 1985, only a few months after the Mimran brothers purchased the company out of the receivership it had entered following the 1978 bankruptcy. The Mimrans invested heavily in the company’s expansion and Sant’Agata Bolognese was finally able to work on a successor for the Countach.
Development took more than four years, and the finished product was shown to the public in January 1990.
Like most Lamborghinis, the Diablo was named after a bull. Diablo, which is Spanish for devil, was a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting a battle with famed matador “El Chicorro” in the late 1860s.
Lamborghini Diablo – Performance :
Lamborghini Diablo was powered by a massive 5.7 litre V12 engine producing 485 Horsepower and 580 Newton meters of torque and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The car had a top speed of 325kmph (204 mph) which was officially the fastest production car in the world at the time of it’s launch. Also the Lambo hits 0-60 at just 4 seconds.
Lamborghini Diablo – Dimensions :
|Ground Clearance||115 MM|
Lamborghini Diablo – Features :
The Lamborghini Diablo featured a host of equipment offering maximum luxury at the time. This includes leather interior, air conditioning, electric windows and electrically adjustable seats. However, the Diablo was still a hardcore and bare bone machine with power going to rear wheels and no electronic driving aids or power steering until 1993.