Power: 550 BHP
Torque: 620 N.M
Acceleration: 0-62 in 3.8 s
Top Speed: 208 MPH
Nero Pegaso Metallic / Two Tone Nero & Grigio
Lamborghini Automobilli S.p.A Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.
2950 Cars made. 15 VT Coupes registered in the UK in 2015 (of which a small % will be 6.0 VT Coupes)
Marcello Gandini & Luc Donckerwolke
Manual 5 Speed
High Octane Unleaded
This project car has been subject to a meticulous money no object restoration using worldwide sourced genuine parts to ensure that in our view it is the definitive reference Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT Coupe
“Our Cars will always be the Bad Boys amongst the Super Sports Car Business” Stephan Winkleman, President and CEO Automobili Lamborghini
Only 260 6.0 Diablos were ever made, and only a handful painted in stunning Nero Pegaso. Supplied by Lamborghini London in 2002, it is one of the last Diablos ever to roll off the production line being chassis number 2,891 of 2,950.
Shortly after the fire breathing 575bhp Diablo GT was released in 1999 with its new 6.0 V12, Lamborghini decided to uprate the standard Diablo to a 6.0 in the year 2000 giving it 550bhp and this car is marked out as being the first car built under wealthy parent company Audi; almost all body panels were constructed from Carbon Fibre (the only exceptions being the doors and roof panel) Upon lifting the lightweight engine lid up, the lacquered carbon weave is exposed on its underside and reflects the gold painted engine block, few engine bays of this era exude more charisma.
The German build quality is very obvious as soon as you climb into the driving seat. This being the third iteration of interior design in the models lifecycle is undoubtedly the most pleasing to the eye, the solidity of the glistening Lamborghini lettering pinned to the Carbon Fibre instrument binnacle conveys absolute quality and the sense of pride that Audi clearly had in making this final Diablo very special indeed.
It is very much a supercar of the old school, but thanks to a far sharper, cleaner and more civilised design penned by Luc Donckerwolke, the exterior and interior were both super slick and minimalist (and were treated to the extensive use of laquered carbon fibre), with all warning lights recessed and hidden in a curved array that sweeps over the dash. The Diablo looks incredibly exotic and has a mystique that few Supercars possess.
The dash layout was inspired by Bang and Olufsen HiFi products and it shows. Its manual gearbox feels not only as if its hewn from a single piece of solid granite, but it is incredibly satisfying to use and makes a wonderful clicking sound as you shift gears manually. It is not a car for the faint hearted and is quite simply still one of the most staggeringly visceral driving experiences known to man, even 25 years after it was launched.
The final iteration of the Diablo, the 6.0 – the first to showcase Audi’s engineering input – was dynamically polished, better even than the ‘pure’ Italian cars. Its engine was treated to variable valve timing and completely new calibration that made it a puppy dog at low revs but allowed it to remain a salivating psychopath at the top end. It was completely captivating. Not only had Lamborghini blossomed under Audi but somehow managed to become even more unhinged - Extract from Evo’s A-Z Supercars: Lamborghini Diablo Full Article Here
Every journey in a Diablo 6.0 is intoxicating; the phenomenal scent of that Italian hide hits you as soon as you step inside. One glance in either wing mirror at the colossal angular engine cooling vents housed in the rear haunches, and you are reminded that the Diablo seems to have more in common with a fighter jet than a car.
Accelerate hard through a tunnel in second gear and change up into third and your ears are hit with the most delightful, sonorous V12 octave change, the Diablo reaffirming aurally it's supercar status. A contempory flagship Ferrari from 2002; the 575M for example doesn't even come close to the drama and sheer excitement the Diablo affords its driver, the prancing horse feels watered down & tranquillised in comparison. This final 6.0 ‘swansong’ Diablo more than lives up to the bedroom wall poster hype of the mid 90s. A worthy heir to the legendary Countach and Miura? Absolutely and then some.