This is how a Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 is meant to be used—in the most ridiculous fashion possible.
Just before the Volkswagen Group fully asserted its takeover of Lamborghini beginning in 2000, a final pure-bred Lamborghini Diablo rolled off the line. According to the auctioneer, that car goes up for bidding in less than a month.
Making new design sketches or even full-sized clay models is relatively cheap compared to the millions of dollars wasted when a carmaker decides to ditch a fundamental part of their already half-developed car, only start all over again. Yet the latter just keeps happening.
Just don't overthink it. I know I did.
They only made 31 Diablo SV-Rs in 1996. It was the first Lamborghini officially built for racing purposes, and only a few were converted for the road, including this car. It's not just patriotic, it wears the Stars and Stripes because it was the only American entry into the Lamborghini Supertrophy Series.
What does a slick-suited, tousle-haired, big-spending associate of Japan's infamous Yakuza drive? Apparently, as the saying goes, anything he wants.
Because of course it does.
When Lamborghini replaced the legendary Diablo with the Murcielago in 2001 they ended the model's 11 year run with 40 individually numbered Special Edition cars. The final 40 cars were all individually numbered Diablo 6.0 VTs equipped with AWD and a 550 horsepower V12.
To celebrate their 100th anniversary in the air cargo business, Lufthansa's pulled together a gallery of fascinating cars they’ve made airborne over the years. Lamborghini Diablo? Check. Bugatti EB110? Check. Ferrari F1 cars for Niki Lauda and Michael Schumacher? Check and check—and check out the full gallery.
Namesake for not only the eponymous 1966 supercar but most Lamborghinis, noted by Hemingway and countless dead matadors, these are the cunning, ferocious Miura bulls of Andalusia.
Do you know car people? Are you a car person? There is a world of awesome holiday gift opportunities out there beyond Porsche watches and Nascar cufflinks. Here's our selection of the weird and wonderful.
Whatever Lamborghini will unveil later this week in Paris, here’s a reminder just how eternal a Lamborghini is. In particular, a Diablo from 20 years ago.
The Lamborghini Diablo is one sexy beast, and may even act as an automotive aphrodisiac. While today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender isn't the real deal, neither is its price, but does that make it more of a roofie?
Hundred degree weather in NYC and DC? Not an issue when it comes with a Diablo being filled with an awkwardly sexy (or is that sexily awkward?) lady in a swimsuit.
In technology they call it vaporware. In cryptozoology it's called a cryptid. But Nice Price or Crack Pipe is all about the cars, and that's why we call it... the Vector.
The damage done to the truck looks to be light, but the damage to the front of the Diablo and more importantly, to the driver's ego, is gonna be a whole lot more expensive and time consuming to fix. Is it any surprise this overly confident tool leaves the scene so quick? [via carscoop]