|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 Murciélago.|
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.|