The ‘fit kid’ that once graced the pages of the world’s leading car magazines has now reached the 30-year mark. That’s not a very glamorous age for automotive health. However, as a world-renowned supercar, the Diablo, Lamborghini’s flagship model from the 1990s, does not let its age make it any less glorious. But I’m sure you don’t know these ten little secrets about the motor Diablo……
One: Bringing back the “SV glory”
In the sixteen years of the Countach’s existence, there have been a number of previous and later versions of the car, and even the brand’s twenty-fifth-anniversary edition, which was a major change in body style, but this wedge-shaped, over-the-top styling seems to have forgotten the ultimate in charming Super Veloce nomenclature. But it’s a good thing that Diablo is the successor, resurrecting the SV badge that eventually died in the Miura.
So the Diablo SV version has lost all dignity, dropped the 4WD system, gone back to rear-wheel drive and gone from 486Ps to 510Ps. yes, it’s more in keeping with the Diablo moniker!
Two: You must buy a post-’99 Diablo
That’s because if you want to really tame this bull, you’ll probably need some electronic assistance to do so. For example, the ’93 model year had power steering and the ’99 model year had ABS. So ask yourself: was the pre-’93 Lamborghini Diablo the devil?
Three: the dedication of a WRC driver
The hero of this story is Sandro Munari, who won the 1977 WRC Drivers’ Championship in his Italian Lancia Stratos rally car. The Apennine supercar, which entered the world of motoring in 1985, with its twelve-cylinder engine, had a dynamic performance that was at the time one of the best in the world, all because of the time and experience that the aforementioned Sandro spent in its development. On the thirty-year anniversary of the birth of this supercar, we have nothing more to say but to pay tribute to these great men of motoring!
IV: The secrets of the bonnet
The Diablo is not for the faint-hearted, but in order to make the ownership of a Lamborghini even more intriguing, the naughty designers finally added a mysterious number to the trimmed hood of the car’s V12 engine. This is not a phone number for Sant’Agata Bolognese, but the order in which the twelve cylinders fire when the car is started. It’s hardcore and definitely a techie’s idea ……
V: The big boys of the early years of racing games
The initial generation of the racing game Need for Speed (Need for Speed) in 1995, created by the then-American company Ecolab Games and released on the early PC platform, sparked an instant electronic racing (parameters 丨 pictures) craze. It has now been released as the twenty-first installment in the series. We’re not here to tell you how successful Need for speed was, but we just want to point out that the Lamborghini Diablo was the top car included in the first generation of Need for speed. Twenty-five years ago it was at the top of the racing game, a real treat!
Six: Who, exactly, designed this car?
The answer is Marcello Genting. Because their name is stamped on the front side of Diablo’s right front wheel. But in fact, Gentini’s original design was simply the side guards and some lines in the V16T. When Chrysler took over the Lamborghini brand in the late eighties, Tom Gale of the design company at the time tinkered with it, sculpting it to its most familiar appearance. Audi later took on Lamborghini again, and Luke Don Kovalke tinkered with it again, so who really designed this car?
VII: A sports car with a clock?
In the original Diablo models, guests could get a clock as an option in the center console. But back in those days, who cared about extra furnishings in your car when you loved hardcore supercars? Little did we know that the clock was from Breguet, a brand of the Swatch Group. And the point is that the clock is mechanical and needs to be wound by the owner, OMG ……
VIII: Deja vu AWD system
It seems clear that the Urus was not the brand’s earliest SUV, and that the “much maligned” LM002 is the holder of that name. The AWD system used on the four-wheel drive version of the Diablo VT at the end of the last century came from the LM002, which sent 25% of the engine’s power to the front axle via a viscous coupling differential in the center section. As it turns out, the driver can still benefit from this AWD system in the wet and during full-throttle starts.
IX: A ‘failed’ photogenic experience
In the music video for “Cosmic Girl”, which appeared in 1996, a limited-edition Diamante was brought in to celebrate the brand’s thirtieth anniversary to accompany the Ferrari F40 and F355. A limited edition Diablo was produced to celebrate the brand’s 30th anniversary and was painted in a precious purple. The front windscreen of this rare Lamborghini was damaged due to a hiccup in the loading process, so the lead singer can still be seen in the video driving a Diablo without a front windscreen, letting the wind blow its long hair for art.
Ten: what a money-making gem
At the tenth secret, I think it’s time for some sublimation. By the time it went off sale in 2001, the Diablo was the best-selling Lamborghini of all time. Although it was certain that such an achievement would be beaten by its successor, which proved to be the case as the Urus easily sold tens of thousands of units in just two years, you have to understand that the Diablo was a flagship model born at a time of crisis, with a global reputation and a reputation for saving Lamborghini in times of crisis, so is it necessary to question such a classic? Does it need to be questioned?