On the 2001 edition of the famous Geneva Auto Show the final evolution of the impressive Diablo 6.0 Liter was introduced to celebrate the entry of the Diablo into the third Millennium, the new Diablo VT 6.0 Special Edition ...
The Diablo 6.0 Special Edition was created to again show that Lamborghini made cars with extreme performance and still be able to offer a reasonable level of comfort, this Special Edition of the Diablo was only available in two exclusive colors, 'Oro Elios' a special shade of gold metallic symbolizing the early sunrise and 'Marrone Eklipsis' a very unique maroon-brown metallic which actually shifts color with the angle of light, this latter color was chosen because it looks like the sunset, these two extremes of the day symbolizes this Special Edition Diablo uniqueness, only 40 SE will be built, 20 in each color.
The interior was color coded with the exterior color, special leather for the electric adjustable seats and the dashboard were used, and on the seats a special stitching pattern could be seen. The usual Alpine system was now upgraded into the latest available DVD audio/navigation system which could hold either the complete European road maps or the United States maps, depending on where the car was sold.
The multiple Carbon Fiber parts visible on either the outside or inside this special Diablo were now threaded with special titanium making these parts even more glossy than before, the same titanium finishing was used on the surrounds on the dashboard dials and for the gear lever and even the grid it could be moved in.
The performance levels remained the same as on the Diablo VT 6.0, but some details were changed however, the intake manifolds and the cylinder-head covers were now finished in magnesium to save weight and in the mean time draw the attention to the highly technical aspects of this magnificent V12 engine.
To be able to offer the best possible acceleration performance the Diablo VT 6.0 Special Edition was fitted with the short-ratio gearing.
Another minor detail was the fact that the Brembo logo on the brakes was replaced by a real Lamborghini logo, maybe not too visible, but the details are important when it comes to the entire look and feel of such a fabulous piece of workmanship.
With a MSRP of nearly $ 300,000 this latest Diablo evolution became in instant collectible, in 2004 this car would still be worth nearly $200,000, aside from the rare Diablo GT model, the 6.0 Special edition would surely be just about the only Diablo model that should keep it's value for years to come.
The 1999 evolution of the Lamborghini Diablo Roadster
(added on January 1. 2010)
Dual superchargers were mounted on this blue Diablo SV ...
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(added on January 1. 2010)
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