The Lamborghini became the epitome of Italian engineering. The high-performance designs of the sports cars led Lamborghini to its 50th year. In fact, they celebrated the occasion with 350 strong cars named after bulls over the past decades. Before the Aventador, one of the most iconic Lamborghinis that ever graced the road is the Lamborghini Diablo. Produced between 1990 and 2001, it was one of the most successful cars launched by the Italian car manufacturing company. In fact, the Lamborghini Diablo dominated the high-end car market from 1990-2001.
Capable of breaking the 300 kilometers per hour limit, it has captured the attention of car lovers all over the world. The Lamborghini Diablo came to the picture when the company was still getting financial backed up by the Swiss company, Mimram Brothers.
The project 132 in June 1985 was the apparent heir to the Countach. It was a rumor in the past that project 132 was running at least 315 kilometers per hour.
The project 132 eventually became the Lamborghini Diablo. The design of the car was made by Marcello Gandini. He was also the same person responsible for the last two Lamborghinis. In 1987, Chrysler managed to purchase Lamborghini. This change in management transformed the landscape of the company especially in creating the Lamborghini Diablo. The management wasn’t pleased with the Gandini designs. This prompted them to switch to a Detroit based design team. This move by Chrysler triggered Gandini to be disappointed with the softened look of the Lamborghini Diablo.
Origins of Diablo
The project 132 stayed loyal to the Lamborghini tradition of naming cars from bulls. When the Lamborghini Diablo was finished, the project costs around 6 billion Italian Lira. The Lamborghini Diablo took its name based on a bull raised in the 19th century by Duke of Veragua.
Famous for fighting in Madrid in 1869, it is a fitting name for the Lamborghini that was dubbed as the “biggest head-turner” according to Top Gear.
In the first eight years, the Lamborghini Diablo went for sale, a lot of people were impressed with its V12 engine featuring computer-controlled multi-point fuel injection system. The addition of the computer system in the Lamborghini Diablo created a maximum output. In terms of performance, the car can easily reach from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.5 seconds. As for its full-throttle speed, it reaches up to 325 kilometers per hour.
The car replaced by the Lamborghini Diablo was the Lamborghini Countach. In contrast to its predecessor, a lot of critics are pleased by the number of improvements made on the Lamborghini Diablo.
Along with the things that made the car an elite successor to the Countach, it has a great stereo and a high-class interior. During the 1990s, The Lamborghini comes with a CD changer.
By 1993, a Lamborghini Diablo VT was introduced. The VT tends to be different from the first Diablo as it provided an additional all-wheel-drive function. The meaning of the VT for this car means vicious traction. There were also other modifications done on the Lamborghini Diablo. The Diablo SE30 and SE30 Jota were released the following year. All in all, before it was replaced by the Murcielago, There was a total number of 2884 Lamborghini Diablos sold to the public.