Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lamborghini Diablo

The Lamborghini Diablo was a high-performance mid-engined sports car that was built by Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001. It was the first Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h). The car became known as the Diablo, carrying on Lamborghini's tradition of naming its cars after breeds of fighting bulls. The Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century. After the end of its production run in 2001, the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini MurciƩlago.
The Diablo was offered to the public on January 21, 1990. Power came from a 5.7 L (348 cu in), 48-valve version of the existing Lamborghini V12.
Maximum engine output was 485 hp and 428 lb·ft of torque. The vehicle could reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). The Diablo was rear-wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted.

2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT, interior
In 1994 Chrysler left F1 and sold Lamborghini. By 1998 Audi AG took over Lamborghini and set out to modernize and refine the Diablo, while its replacement, the MurciƩlago, was developed.
The new Diablo, the VT 6.0, was released for sale for the 2000 model year.
Before the Diablo was retired, Lamborghini produced a 2001 model year 42-car production run of the Diablo VT 6.0 SE. This powerplant produced 549 hp.