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TypeDiablo SV-R
Years built1996
Production31 units
PresentationMarch 1996 Geneva Auto Show
Type of carTwo door coupé, single seater racecar, horizontally hinged door
Designed byMarcello Gandini
Built byAutomobili Lamborghini SpA


Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.15 in
Overall length4550 mm / 178.82 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
Weight1385 kg / 3054 lbs
Distribution44/56% front / rear


StructureSteel rectangular tube high strength alloy and composite 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. Electronic control, auto and manual system.
BrakesAll-wheel slotted Brembo disc brakes.
Front355 mm / 13.95 in
Rear335 mm / 13.17 in
Steering typen.a.
Front tyre size240/645
Rear tyre size326/640
TypePirelli P Zero
Front rim size8,5x17 inch
Rear rim size13x18 inch
TypeMulti piece OZ-Racing light-alloy, later Speedline monoblock
Rear spoilerStandard


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.
IgnitionElectronic with integrated fuel injection
Emission contr.none
Electr.system12 V
Fuel systemOriginal L.I.E. Lamborghini electronic sequential multi-point injection with variable Valve Timing System was mounted.
Fuel typen.a.
Fuel cons.n.a.
LubricationDry sump


TypeLamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh, with a traction control system with four settings. 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 ratio2.410:1


Top speed330 Km/h / 205 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h3.70 sec.


US MSRPUSD 300,000
Current value$ 154,000 - $ 377,088
 Note these are not street legal in most countries, only for track use.

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The Lamborghini Diablo SV-R racecar, here a pristine black car with the standard white wheels, magnificent ... The Diablo SV-R in profile, note that awesome rear wing, often seen on other Diablo models after 1996 ... The first Diablo SV-R racecar, which also was the Geneva Auto Show display car, note the different wheels ... A line up of some of the Diablo SV-R racecars, now mounted on monoblock OZ wheels ... The Lamborghini Diablo SV-R racecar on the track, were it was made for in the first place ... An impressive sight to say the least, a long line of rare Lamborghini Diablo SV-R cars ... The Lamborghini Diablo SV-R was more than a modified SV, it was actually a true racecar ... 27 units of the rare Lamborghini Diablo SV-R together in the pitlane ... The 540 bhp V12 engine used on the Diablo SV-R, note those special air ducts to feed fresh air into the engine. One of the Lamborghini Diablo SV-R models that were sold after the racing season ended.

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