Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini needed a great car to succeed the Countach, and the Diablo delivered that and more.

The Diablo was the first Lamborghini to break the 200mph barrier. Produced from 1990 and 2001, power came from a 5.7 L (348 cu in), 48-valve version of the existing Lamborghini V12 featuring dual overhead cams, producing a maximum output of 485 hp and 428 lb·ft of torque. The vehicle could reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
The Diablo was rear-wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its weight balance. After the end of its production run in 2001, the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini MurciƩlago.

Diablo means "devil" in Spanish.

The Diablo VT was introduced in 1993. The most notable change was the addition of all wheel drive. The new drivetrain could direct up to 25% of the torque to the front wheels to aid traction during rear wheel slip, thus significantly improving the handling characteristics of the car.
In 1999 the very limited production Diablo GT was introduced, of which only 80 examples were built. The Diablo GT was a completely race-oriented model differing in nearly every aspect from the more mainstream Diablos.