Estimate: $150,000 - $175,000
- 5.7-liter V-12 engine
- Five-speed manual gearbox
- Original books and tools
- Detailed servicing since 2010
- Eight Best in Class show wins since 2009
After a successful run by the famous Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini knew it was time for a new model that would continue to grow the brand. Development of the new model, called the Diablo, started in 1985 and took five years of development before it was presented to the general public on January 21, 1990 in Monte Carlo. The name ‘Diablo’ is said to pay homage to a fierce fighting bull from the 19th century.
The styling development was completed by Marcello Gandini who had also designed the Lamborghini Miura and Countach. Marcello’s initial design was altered a bit by the styling team at Chrysler in Detroit, Michigan. Chrysler had acquired Lamborghini in April of 1987, halfway through the total development time of the Diablo. Chrysler’s alterations are said to not be too far from the original design since Marcello still put his signature on the side of the final car. The interior of the Diablo was designed by Chrysler and featured fully adjustable seats and hand-stitched Italian leather upholstery. Entrance into the Diablo was made easier than the Countach and side visibility was also improved dramatically. There were few options on the Diablo which included a remote CD changer and subwoofer, the rear wing, factory fitted luggage and a Breguet clock.
When the Diablo was originally built, its top speed was projected at 325-Km/h. However, on the Nardo race track it reached a staggering 340-Km/h. The drivetrain that pushed the Diablo to these speeds consisted of a multi-point fuel-injected V-12 engine with four valves per-cylinder, and a displacement of 5.7-liters. The engine would produce 492-bhp. The Diablo’s performance put it at the top of the exotic cars with the likes of Bugatti and Jaguar.
This Lamborghini is powered by the standard 5.7-liter V-12 engine that is paired to a five-speed manual transmission. The car is complete with air conditioning, rack and pinion power steering, tinted glass, a premium sound system and the optional factory rear wing. The current owner purchased the car on August 24, 2009. The mileage now is at 43,000 kilometers and the car has been maintained by the owner’s private mechanic. Included with the Diablo are the original books and tools. Following is a list of services that have been completed while under the current owners care.
2010 – Replaced two air box sensors, new air filters, all belts and hoses replaced, oil and filter changed, new fuel filter, flushed and replaced antifreeze.
2012 – All four shocks rebuilt.
2014 – Replaced battery, replaced air conditioning hose and charged system with R134a.
2015 – Oil and filter change, all fluids checked and replaced all four tires.
This Diablo is not like every other Diablo available on the market. It is backed by numerous show wins that confirm the state of the car and how well the current owner has taken care of it. Following is a list of show-wins for the Diablo.
Winter Park Concours d’Elegance in Florida:
Best in Class - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Exotic Car Festival in Celebration, Florida:
Platinum (the top award) - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Festivals of Speed exotic car shows throughout Central Florida:
Best in Class – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016