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General

TypeDiablo VT Roadster MY1999
Years builtOctober 1998 - February 2000
Production100 units
PresentationParis Mondial de l'Automobile in October 1998
Type of carTwo door, two seater open car, horizontally hinged doors
Designed byMarcello Gandini
Built byAutomobili Lamborghini SpA
 

Dimensions

Wheelbase2650 mm / 104.15 in
Overall length4470 mm / 175.67 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.140 mm / 5.5 in
Front overhang930 mm / 36.55 in
Rear overhang890 mm / 34.98 in
Weight1625 kg / 3583 lbs
Distribution43/57% front / rear
 

Chassis

StructureSteel rectangular tubes in high strength alloy and carbon fibre composite panels.
BodyAluminum 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 shock absorber system with automatic and manual control system.
BrakesAll-wheel Brembo ventilated and perforated disc brakes with aluminium alloy four cylinder calipers. An H-type hydraulic circuit, servo-assistance and a Kelsey Hays / Lucas derivered ABS were standard issue.
Front355 mm / 13.95 in
Rear335 mm / 13.17 in
Steering typePower assisted mechanical rack and pinion, 3.2 turns lock to lock.
Turning circle12.55 m / 41 ft
Front tyre size235/35 ZR 18
Rear tyre size335/30 ZR 18
TypePirelli P ZERO with asymmetric unidirectional tread
Front rim size8,5x18 inch
Rear rim size13x18 inch
TypeThree-piece OZ-Racing aluminum light-alloy.
Rear spoilerOptional
 

Engine

TypeV-12 60 degree, light-alloy block mid mounted (longitudal), Viscous Traction four 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.power530 Bhp at 7100 rpm
Max.torque605 Nm at 5500 rpm
Cooling systemPressurized water cooling with two radiator and one oil cooler.
IgnitionElectronic with integrated injection
Emission contr.Dual, three way catalytic convertors with Lambda oxygen sensors.
Plugsn.a.
Electr.system12 V
Alternator85/115 Amp
Fuel systemIntegrated L.I.E. Lamborghini electronic sequential phased multi-point injection with a variable Valve Timing System.
Fuel typeUnleaded 95 R.O.N.
Fuel cons.16 Lit/100 Km
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 speed98 Km/h / 61 Mph
2nd gear ratio1.520:1Max speed149 Km/h / 93 Mph
3rd gear ratio1.120:1Max speed202 Km/h / 125 Mph
4th gear ratio0.880:1Max speed256 Km/h / 159 Mph
5th gear ratio0.680:1Max speed335 Km/h / 208 Mph
Rev. gear ratio2.120:1Max speed107 Km/h / 66 Mph
Rear differentialbevel gear type, limited slip 45% Ratio : 1:2.41
Front differentialbevel gear type, limited slip 25% Ratio 1:2.81
 

Performance

Top speed335 Km/h / 208 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h3.95 sec.
Standing Km20.30 sec.
 

Capacities

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

Pricing

US MSRPUSD 286,300
Current value$ 109,000 - $ 167,100
 
 

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The 1999 model year Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster finished in a magnificent dark blue/purple metallic paint. A stunning dark metallic Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster viewed from the rear, note the contrasting interior ... The redesigned dashboard used on the 1999 model year Lamborghini Diablo's, here seen in a VT Roadster. A dark purple/blue metallic Diablo Roadster MY 1999, note the contrasting yellow leather interior ... The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster received the new dashboard like both the VT and SV. A very nice blue metallic Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster, note the massive 18-inch wheel ... A stunning red Lamborghini Diablo Roadster, note the massive 18 inch wheels for the 1999 edition ... A stunning red Lamborghini Diablo Roadster, front view, note the rear wing on this car. Another picture of the red Lamborghini Diablo Roadster, it looks great from any angle ... A very nice 1999 edition Diablo VT Roadster, here finished in yellow, note the yellow stitching on the seats.

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