Only recently, we have reported about the Restmod Eccentrica Diablo launching on 6th July 2023. Italian Super Trofeo Lamborghini amateur driver and collector Emanuel Colombini has finally pulled back the curtain on the eagerly anticipated Diablo Restomod. He brings the Restomod to life in a roaring tribute to the auto manufacturer’s 60th anniversary, bringing a new life to the extinct and now aging Diablo.
Colombini created Eccentrica intending to revamp and modernize the early Lamborghini Diablo models for 19 chosen customers. This initiative intends to upgrade every part of the classic Diablo, from body panels and interior surfaces to mechanical elements, achieving the expectations of modern drivers while preserving its classic charm.
Detail is key… and money
Inspired by the track-focused Diablo GTR model, Colombini’s Eccentrica Diablo introduces numerous modifications to each body panel, enhancing functionality, aesthetic appeal, and weight efficiency. Key upgrades include the reimagined front grille, previously decorative, which now enhances airflow over the car. Exotic materials such as carbon fiber and 3D-printed titanium add rigidity and lighten the vehicle. The Eccentrica Diablo presents a seamless mix of retro-futuristic design with “pop-down” headlights that blend old-school appeal with modern safety standards. These advancements continue to the vehicle’s structure, as the overhangs shorten while keeping the car’s original length.
The Eccentrica’s Restomod Lamborghini Diablo interior projects a luxurious yet sporty feel. Leather and Alcantara upholstery give off a vibe of elegant minimalism combined with cutting-edge mechanics. There isn’t a single plastic component, as each part has been replaced with finer materials to elevate the ergonomic experience. The carbon fiber steering column mirrors the Diablo GTR, and the wheel and digital display have undergone modernization, subtly hinting at the era’s technology. Bringing plenty of mechanical feel through CNC machined aluminum parts looking sharp and expensive as it should. Note the keyhole on the console, celebrating the good old days of mechanical starters.
Updated powertrain – No AC/DC here
Using a hybrid or electric powertrain could have elevated this project to new levels. Such powertrains would certainly have boosted the power figures and performance of this classic Diablo. Regrettably, they did not apply them. Instead, Eccentrica has painstakingly upgraded the original 5.7-liter V12 engine. Now featuring new valves and camshafts, the engine boasts a stunning 542 horsepower (while the stock Diablo produced nearly 500 horses) and 442 lb-ft of torque (the old Diablo produced 442 horses). This updated powerhouse is projected to enable Diablo to surge from 0 to 62 mph in a fast 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 208 mph.
An advanced braking system supports this incredible power, boasting 6-piston Brembo brake calipers and slotted rotors, complemented by Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires. These upgrades aim to provide enhanced handling and a 20 percent improvement in braking performance compared to the original car.
The Restomod Diablo doesn’t come cheap
Each Eccentrica Diablo requires 16 to 18 months to produce and will be individually customized to the buyer’s preferences in paint, upholstery, fabrics, and materials. Despite its €1.2 million price point, this reinvented Diablo ensures that each customer receives a vehicle as unique as they are.
Following its debut in Milan, the Eccentric Diablo is set to appear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Monterey Car Week, New York, and Miami. These showcases aim to build excitement and anticipation for the prototype and its San Marino-based start-up, which hopes to dominate the exotic car resto-mod sector.
The Eccentrica Restomod Lamborghini Diablo showcases how a deep respect for history can seamlessly merge with a future vision. By breathing new life into Diablo, one of Lamborghini’s most iconic models, Eccentric not only honors the brand’s iconic past but also offers an exciting preview of the potential of automotive design and technology.