Chassis No: ZA9DU01B41LA12666
Odometer: 21,428 Miles
Engine: 6.0 Litre V12 Naturally Aspirated with Variable Valve Timing DOHC
Transmission: 5-Speed ‘dogleg’ Gated Manual
Performance: 543 bhp @ 7,100 rpm / 457 lb-ft > 0-60 mph 3.7 sec / 205 mph
Exterior: Grigio Antares
Interior: Nero Leather & Hi-Gloss Carbon Fiber
“When it launched in 1990, the Diablo was almost as hardcore as the Countach it replaced. There was no power steering and the 5.7 litre V12 drove the rear wheels without any driver aids. However, by the end of its run, with Audi now at the helm of Lamborghini, the Diablo had metamorphosed into a civilized, yet no-less staggering supercar. Giotto Bizzarrini’s blueprint for the V12 had been tweaked to 5,992 cc in capacity and fitted with electronic fuel injection to deliver 543bhp, only now all that rage could be sent to four wheels via a Viscous Traction (VT) all-wheel drive system”.
When Audi AG took over the company they naturally installed their own designers to develop the successor to the successful Diablo. A worthy heir would be difficult if not impossible to create, but time was pressing, and the original design of the Diablo had not changed too much over nearly ten years.
So first thing, Luc Donckerwolcke was asked to do when taking the job of designer at Automobili Lamborghini SpA for Audi AG was to modernize the Diablo design, and make this super car last at least one more year to bridge the gap to the introduction of the new Murciélago. Hence the Diablo VT 6.0 was born, a major development of the original Gandini design, not only on the outside but also on the inside and the underpinnings of the Lamborghini flagship. Without a doubt it was safe to say that the latest VT 6.0 model was by far the best Diablo ever and surely the easiest to use as a daily driver.
The already quick Diablo was now capable of covering the 0 to 60 mph dash in just 3.7 seconds, and on to a storming top speed approaching 210 mph, only being outpaced by a handful of exotica that included the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJ220.
Speedart Motorsports is thrilled to present one of the quickest and most desirable supercars of its generation, the VT 6.0 is arguably the most accomplished and investable iteration of Lamborghini’s flagship model, linking the excess of an earlier generation with the engineering excellence of the Volkswagen era.
Chassis No. 12666 rolled off the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant on November 2000 and was delivered to its first owner on January of 2001 via the Beverly Hills Lamborghini Center.
After four years and a little shy of 10,000 miles the Diablo was subsequently sold to its second custodian on April 29, 2004 that he kept the VT Coupé until May of 2006. During its third ownership, on July 2010, a model specific Tubi Style exhaust with two megaphone tips was fitted at a cost of almost $7,000. We believe that at approximately the same time an Escort 9500ci Passport radar with laser defense capability was also installed.
The Lamborghini spent most of its life in the state of California until it was finally acquired by a prominent Miami collector with a passion for iconic super cars as part of his significant portfolio. In almost 6 years of ownership the automobile clocked just 150 miles and it was stored in a climate controled private facility. Although the car is turn-key at its present condition, with all systems functioning and while periodically serviced by Lamborghini of Miami, it will benefit from a comprehensive service due to its six year storage hiatus.
The sale of this motorcar is accompanied by all equipment as supplied by the manufacturer at the time of its original delivery, including the following items:
Speedart Motorsports welcomes all serious inquiries as we would like to extend an invitation to all interested parties in order to witness up-close and personal this iconic raging bull, destined to be one of the most coveted classics of the near future.
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Please note that the mileage may vary slightly from the time of cataloguing due to demonstration and road testing purposes.