The Lamborghini Countach was, for many years, the most incredible car in the world because of its gull-wing doors, aggressive look and huge rear spoiler. But when Lamborghini announced its replacement in 1990, car enthusiasts and Lamborghini fans held their breath when they saw the outstanding Diablo.
When you look at the Diablo for the first time, you see a car which looks more conservative without the gull-wing doors, but with a more sexy shape. And looking at it nowadays, it’s hard to believe that this car was designed more than two decades ago. It has everything that a supercar needs including the well known scissor-doors. When the Lamborghini Diablo VT (Viscous Traction system) was introduced it certainly increased the popularity of the Italian automaker
The 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT received a new exterior design, a new engine and an upgraded chassis. Many of the Lamborghini Diablo VT body components were made of carbon fiber, except the roof and the doors. The exterior design was improved with the help of a new front bumper which integrated the air intakes, new headlamps and improved front and rear fenders which matched the wider track. As an optional feature, the customer could choose a rear spoiler especially designed for people passionate about racing cars. The exterior design of this amazing red Lamborghini was completed by the Pirelli P Zero tires which wrapped the 18 inch wheels.
Inside, this red Lamborghini came with a totally new designed interior which incorporated the carbon fiber technology. The dashboard, the seats, the central tunnel, the door panels and the other interior components represented the perfect combination between a sporty style and a high level of comfort. In addition, the driver’s seat was placed forward to the central axis offering the driver a better position and the opportunity to adjust the seat. Another interior improvement was the redesigned instrument panel which offered a better visibility to the instruments. This instrument panel was also made of carbon fiber while the windshield-wiper was redesigned for the purpose of improving the visibility. The Lamborghini Diablo’s interior was covered in leather while the components were made of aluminum and carbon fiber and offered the cockpit a sporty style. The car featured an Alpine AM/FM CD player, air conditioning, power locks and many storage places.
Under the hood, the incredible red Lamborghini Diablo VT hosted a 6 liter V12 engine able to produce 550 horsepower at 7,100 rpm. As a result, the Lamborghini Diablo VT was able to go from zero to 60 mph in only 4 seconds while the maximum speed reached by this supercar was around 330 km/h (205 mph). It also featured a five-speed manual transmission, an improved suspension and electronically controlled dampers. Because the rear track was slightly increased, the driver benefited from better handling and a substantial improvement of the car’s dynamic. Also improved was the braking system, the clutch and the pedals which now offered a higher level of safety. The exhaust system was also upgraded with the intention of reducing the rear pressure and integrated the ENCS system specially created by the Italian automaker to control the engine’s noise. When it came to the safety measures, the Lamborghini Diablo VT was equipped with airbags for the driver and the passenger, an improved brake system, a four-wheel drive system and traction control.
When the Lamborghini Diablo VT was released in 2000 on the USA market it could be bought for around $275,000. Nowadays, one of these used incredible supercars costs around $170,000. The money is worth it considering you get to drive a legendary Lamborghini.
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