Lamborghini Diablo was launched in the market in 1990 and now after 30 years, the Italian supercar maker is celebrating the 30th anniversary of this iconic supercar.
Lamborghini Diablo was a replacement for the Lamborghini Countach and as a flagship model of the company, it was also the fastest production car of its time with a top speed of 325 km/h.
Like any flagship model from Lamborghini, Diablo also used a V12 engine under the hood. The 5.7-liter naturally aspirated power plant had four overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder as well as multi-point electronic fuel injectors. As a result, the engine could develop 485 hp and 580 nm of torque.
At first Diablo was a mid-engine rear-wheel drive supercar but in 1993 Automobili Lamborghini introduced the Diablo VT with a four-wheel drive system. In the same year, Lamborghini launched the SE30 edition to celebrate the company’s 30th birthday. The SE30 model had a more powerful engine with 523 hp.
Then in 1995 Lamborghini introduced the rear-wheel drive SV version with 510 hp and an adjustable rear wing. In1999, when Audi bought Lamborghini, the modernized version of Diablo introduced with a fresh design and some other refinements. The engine also received the variable valve lift system that increased the power to 529 hp and 605 nm of torque. The 1999 Diablo was also the first Lamborghini to have Anti-Lock Braking System.
Finally in 2001, Lamborghini ceased the production of the Diablo after producing 2903 units in total. After that, the Diablo replaced by the Lamborghini Murcielago which many people believe is the best Lamborghini ever made.
Lamborghini Diablo has lots of versions and variants that you can check their name and production date below:
Diablo VT: 1993-1998
Diablo SV: 1995-1999
Diablo VT Roadster: 1995-1998
Diablo SVR: 1996
Diablo GTR: 1999-2000
Diablo 6.0: 2000-2001
Diablo 6.0 SE: 2001
Diablo GT: 1999-2000