Origins of Diablo
How much do you really know about the Lamborghini Diablo?
To understand the objective of what Lamborghini were attempting to create with the Diablo we first have to understand the origins of the name. The Diablo gained its title from the ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th Century where it fought an epic battle with ‘El Chicorro’ in Madrid. The Diablo was to be aggressive in nature, notorious in reputation and unmatched by any competition. After five years of development, Lamborghini unveiled the Diablo on January 21 1990 at ‘Hotel de Paris’ in Monte Carlo with one fundamental objective: to develop a supercar that was capable of reaching a top speed of 315 Km/h. This objective was met and exceeded as Sandro Munari achieved a top speed of 340 Km/h on the Nardo test track and it was here that the ‘Devil’ was born.
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The Lamborghini Diablo was available as a road car between 1990 and 2001, with the last of the original rear-wheel drive variants being produced in 1993. As a result, those vehicles produced between 1990 and 1993 are extremely rare compared to future variants and more desirable among collectors and investors. This particular example was registered on 9 March 1993 making it one of the last rear-wheel drive vehicles to exit the production line. There are currently only two registered RWD Lamborghini Diablos in the UK making it one of the rarest cars in the world. The vehicle was enjoyed and cared for up until 3 May 2011 where it was placed in storage, only to be released again 6 years later, contributing to the extremely low mileage.
This particular example is finished in Impact White and complemented by the Crème Nocciola interior. The Rose Mistere Metallic details, such as the wing mirrors elevate this specification as timeless. This vehicle has been given the attention and care it deserves just as Marcello Gandini intended when he first designed the car in 1990. This vehicle has been fitted with an original ‘Alpine stereo system’ in which the original owner’s instruction manual is still intact, demonstrating the well-preserved and meticulous history. A particular unique optional extra is the custom-moulded driver’s seat which is slightly wider than standard. The much desired rear wing has also been factory fitted originally costing $4,500 in 1993.
This vehicle has been serviced comprehensively throughout its ownership by renowned specialists such as H.R. Owen and Portman House, who originally supplied the vehicle. This example possesses all the original handbooks, workshop manuals and history files. Given the scarcity in today’s market, this is the only RHD Lamborghini Diablo being offered to the public. This specific Lamborghini Diablo is an enthusiast’s driving dream while also being an investor’s paradise and can only be truly appreciated when seen.
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