Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 160
Year : 1992
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
Registration No. : J125SER
Chassis No. : 1G2HY5218N1311471
Engine No. : 1G2HY5218N1311471
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The Diablo, or 'devil' in Spanish, was built between 1990 and
2001; it was the first Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed
in excess of 200mph. Its power came from a 5.7 litre, 48-valve
version of the existing Lamborghini V12 featuring dual overhead
cams and computer-controlled multi-point fuel injection, producing
a maximum output of 492hp and 428 lb/ft of torque. The vehicle
could reach 62mph in about 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 202mph.
It was rear wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its
weight balance. In 1995, this model had a safety car role in
Formula 1, most notably at the Canadian Grand Prix where,
fortunately, it did not need to be officially deployed.

With prices for the Lamborghini Diablo on the rise, mainly because
it is seen as the last true Lamborghini, a niche market has been
created for those who covet the raging bull's aggressive looks and
Italian flair without breaking the bank. This near exact recreation
based on a Pontiac Bonneville is remarkably well built using many
original Lamborghini parts including seats, lights and parts of the
dashboard. The Pontiac 3.8 litre, V6 engine is coupled with an
automatic transmission consequently alleviating the one true
downfall of the Diablo, the notoriously heavy clutch! Offering
power-assisted steering, it is offered for sale with an MoT test
certificate valid until November 2017 and a UK V5 certificate. This
recreation is certainly one of the best we have seen and, as such,
should generate significant interest.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170