Lamborghini Diablo, 30 Years Old and Still One of the Iconic Supercars

Lamborghini Diablo

Without realizing the Lamborghini Diablo is already 30 years old. Yes, really 30 years because the first edition of this iconic car was produced in 1990.

Thanks to the Lamborghini Diablo, this Italian supercar manufacturer can enter the 21st century with pride. They feel one step ahead. Many of the first things that this Lamborghini Diablo brought to the company. One of them is a design characteristic that continues to be maintained until now.

Lamborghini Diablo was born in 1990 but the project started five years earlier with the code name Project 132. Initially, it was sold with a 5.7 liter V12 engine that produces 485 horsepower (hp) and 580 Nm of torque.

Be Lamborghini the fastest production car in the world with a top speed of 325 km/h. The car does not have power steering and electronic propulsion devices but is still equipped with power windows, leather interior, and air conditioning.

Both of these features were only present in 1993 along with the presence of the Lamborghini Diablo VT. It wasn't until 1995 that Lamborghini introduced the Diablo SV with a two-wheel drive and 510 horsepower.

In the same year, Lamborghini introduced its first mass-produced open-topped model, the Diablo VT Roadster which got a few styling changes.

The Lamborghini Diablo era ended in 2000, a year after the purchase of Lamborghini by the Audi Group. However, in 1999, Lamborghini introduced updates to the Diablo SV, VT, and VT Roadster versions.

As a result, the power of these cars can be up to 529 hp and 605 Nm of torque. This is also the first year that Lamborghini has included an anti-lock braking system in its cars.

Lamborghini replaced the Diablo in 2001 with the Murcielago variant. However, it continues the sleek Diablo style with a 21st century twist.

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