If you had about $ 350,000 to spare for a very special Christmas gift, you could always try to get one of the very limited edition Diablo VS special Lamborghini's.
This wasn't a real factory special but a custom ordered Diablo SV modified for Victoria's Secret, in cooperation with Lamborghini USA. The original car was ordered as a pearl White metallic Diablo SV for Victoria's Secret (a famous lingerie company by the way) as a publicity stunt for the 1998 edition of their Christmas Catalogue.
The VS logo on the side of the car represented the Victoria's Secret company initials, they were in fact a standard 'SV' logo mounted in reverse, since the decals were delivered with the car unmounted on the doors it wasn't too difficult to inverse the logo.
A more difficult task would be the headrests, they too showed a reversed SV logo, but this was done by Automobili Lamborghini SpA in Italy, they could be persuaded into doing custom work for most customers if you could afford the rather high extra costs.
From the 1998 Christmas Catalogue you could however order this Diablo, or a similar one directly from Victoria's Secret.
All Diablo VS would to be finished in the same pearl White metallic shade over a creme leather interior and naturally include the big VS-logo mounted on both sides of the car.
On the inside an Alpine navigation system was installed coupled to a 6-disc CD changer, a custom luggage set made to match the interior and some special driving gloves, again in the same leather as the magnificent seats. Even a matching cellular phone case was delivered with the car.
The rear wing seen on the standard Diablo SV was also mounted, painted in the same pearl white metallic as the rest of this truly exotic car, also chrome finished three-piece, five spoke wheels were mounted, 18 inch to both the front and rear.
If you would have bought this car, you would also receive a free trip to Las Vegas and a weekend to drive your Diablo under the eye of a professional test driver in the Lamborghini Driving Academy.
The car pictured here with the six 'angels' had chassis nr. WLA12945 and was sold to an American customer, it still resides in the United States and according to several sources a second Diablo VS wasn't ordered so it remains a one-off truly special Diablo. Note that at the time of writing this car still exists, but the current owner had the 'VS' logo removed from the sides.
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Text © Mark Smeyers
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