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Years built1990 - 1998
Production900 units
PresentationJanuary 21; Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo, Lamborghini day 2
Type of carTwo door coupe, two seater berlinetta, horizontally hinged doors
Designed byMarcello Gandini
Built byAutomobili Lamborghini SpA


Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.15 in
Overall length4460 mm / 175.28 in
Overall width2040 mm / 80.17 in
Overall height1105 mm / 43.43 in
Front track1540 mm / 60.52 in
Rear track1640 mm / 64.45 in
Ground clear.115 mm / 4.52 in
Front overhang930 mm / 36.55 in
Rear overhang880 mm / 34.58 in
Weight1576 kg / 3475 lbs
Distribution41/59% front / rear


StructureHigh-resistance steel alloy and carbon fiber.
BodyAluminum alloy and hand layup composite materials (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 ventilated disc brakes with 4 calipers on the front and 2 calipers on the rear ones, with an H-type hydraulic circuit, and servo-assistance.
Front330 mm / 12.97 in
Rear284 mm / 11.16 in
Steering typeUnassisted mechanical rack and pinion.
Turning circle12.55 m / 41 ft
Front tyre size245/40 ZR 17
Rear tyre size335/35 ZR 17
TypePirelli P ZERO with asymmetric unidirectional tread
Front rim size8,5x17 inch
Rear rim size13x17 inch
TypeThree-piece OZ-Racing aluminum light-alloy
Rear spoilerNot at first, but later an option


TypeV-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, 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.power492 Bhp at 7000 rpm
Max.torque580 Nm at 5200 rpm
Cooling systemPressurized circuit
IgnitionElectronic with integrated injection
Emission contr.Three way catalytic convertors with lambda feedback
Electr.system12 V
Alternator85/115 Amp
Fuel systemOriginal L.I.E. Lamborghini electronic sequential multi-point injection
Fuel typeUnleaded 95 R.O.N.
Fuel cons.16 Lit/100 Km
LubricationDry sump


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 speed325 Km/h / 202 Mph
Rev. gear ratio2.120:1Max speed106 Km/h / 66 Mph
Rear differentialbevel gear type, limited slip 45% Ratio : 1:2.41


Top speed328 Km/h / 204 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h4.09 sec.
Standing Km20.70 sec.


Fuel100 Liter / 26 Gallon
Engine oil13 Liter / 3 Gallon
Cooling system15 Liter / 4 Gallon
Luggage140 Liter / 37 Gallon


US MSRPUSD 239,000
Current value$ 50,600 - $ 96,800
 There is a difference in price between a pre-1993 Diablo and a post-1993 model, the latter one will be more expensive.

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A nice silver metallic Lamborghini Diablo in action on the track, note the optional rear wing on this car. Not all Diablo were ordered in red or yellow, some had this nice dark blue metallic shade. A nice early series Lamborghini Diablo in a dark metallic red shade, again with optional rear wing. On the early Diablo production the engine was still a bit cluthered and not so nicely finished. The Lamborghini Diablo with both doors open, a very clean design, no more wheel arch extensions ... A very nice black Diablo seen from the top, note this one has the optional rear wing installed. A close look at the taillights used on the Diablo, also note that the rear bumper doubles as a downforce spoiler ... The interior of the Lamborghini Diablo, here a white leather upholstery inside a white car. The Lamborghini Diablo used a V12 engine that found it's roots way back in the 350 GT ... Full frontal view of the Lamborghini Diablo, the car that would take over from the legendary Countach ...

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