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General

TypeDiablo Roadster VT-R
Years built1997
Production1 units
Type of carTwo door convertible, single seater racecar, horizontally hinged
Designed byMarcello Gandini
Built byAutomobili Lamborghini SpA
 

Dimensions

Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.15 in
Overall length4510 mm / 177.24 in
Overall width2040 mm / 80.17 in
Overall height1115 mm / 43.82 in
Front track1540 mm / 60.52 in
Rear track1640 mm / 64.45 in
Ground clear.110 mm / 4.32 in
Front overhang930 mm / 36.55 in
Rear overhang890 mm / 34.98 in
Weight1430 kg / 3153 lbs
Distribution44/56% front / rear
 

Chassis

StructureHigh-resistance steel alloy and carbon fiber.
BodyAluminium alloy and hand layup composite materials with autoclave technology (cx : 0.31)
SuspensionIndependent front & rear with parallelogram action unequal length wishbones, anti-roll bar and front anti-dive / anti-squat geometry.
BrakesAll-wheel Brembo perforated and ventilated racing disc brakes.
Front355 mm / 13.95 in
Rear335 mm / 13.17 in
Steering typeUnassisted mechanical rack and pinion.
Front tyre size235/615 18
Rear tyre size330/675 18
TypeDunlop racing slicks
Front rim size8,5x18 inch
Rear rim size13x18 inch
TypeSingle-piece hollow spoke cast magnesium.
Rear spoilerStandard
 

Engine

TypeV-12 60 degree, light-alloy block with pressed-in liners, mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive.
DistributionDual overhead camshafts, chain drive, four valves/cylinder
Main Bearings7
Cyl.Capacity5707 cc / 348 ci
Bore & stroke87x80 mm
Compr. Ratio10,0:1
Max.power540 Bhp at 7100 rpm
Max.torque61 Kgm at 5800 rpm
Cooling systemn.a.
IgnitionStatic Electronic Lamborghini LEI with integrated injection
Plugsn.a.
Electr.system12 V
Alternatorn.a.
Fuel systemOriginal L.I.E. Lamborghini electronic 'Speed Density' sequential multi-point injection.
Fuel typeUnleaded 95 R.O.N.
Fuel cons.n.a.
LubricationDry sump
 

Drivetrain

TypeLamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh ZF final drive with limited-slip differential.
ClutchDry-single plate, hydraulically operated
Disc diameter254 mm / 9.98 in
1st gear ratio2.310:1Max speed97 Km/h / 60 Mph
2nd gear ratio1.520:1Max speed148 Km/h / 92 Mph
3rd gear ratio1.120:1Max speed200 Km/h / 124 Mph
4th gear ratio0.880:1Max speed255 Km/h / 158 Mph
5th gear ratio0.680:1Max speed328 Km/h / 204 Mph
Rev. gear ratio2.120:1Max speed106 Km/h / 66 Mph
Final drive ratio2.529:1
 

Performance

Top speed335 Km/h / 208 Mph
 

Capacities

Fuel100 Liter / 26 Gallon
Engine oil13 Liter / 3 Gallon
 

Pricing

Current valueWould be around $ 250,000 if this car would become available on the market.
 

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The one of kind VT-R Roadster, a race prepared factory built Diablo, unfortunately it never entered any races ... Only one of these Diablo Roadster VT-R editions was built, if you can locate it today it will be very expensive ... Note the air intakes on the engine cover of this white Diablo VT-R Roadster edition ... Massive, open race exhaust with a thundering sound, note the 'RR' scripting at the rear ... Big blue racing stripes on the white Lamborghini Diablo VT-R Roadster ... This Lamborghini Diablo VT-R Roadster was a rear wheel drive edition, so technically it wasn't a VT ... Massive, magnesium alloys made by OZ Racing in Italy, these wheels were also used on the Diablo SV-R edition ... A look underneath the engine cover of the Roadster-R, note the additional ducts for the air scoops ... Spartan interior inside this race car, note the full alcantara upholstery of this Diablo ... This Carbon Fiber rear wing was mounted to create downforce at the speeds this Roadster-R was capable to reach, similar rear wings would later be installed too

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