1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV-R | Etceterini | Profiles

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The was introduced in 1991 under brief period of Chrysler preserving but refining its layout, out the body’s humps and bumps and occupant accommodations. In the middle of the Lamborghini built 31 Diablos for use on the racetrack. The race version, as the SV-R (for Sport Race), was for competition in the new one-marque Diablo Supertrophy series.

could purchase an SV-R with a season of racing. carried out all maintenance and repairs

Built alongside the production SVs, the Rs were 191 kilograms than the regular model and OZ Racing one-piece, hollow cast magnesium 18-inch with slick tires. The was tuned to put out 540 bhp, with the power mostly derived a revised fuel injection for the first time ever on a variable valve timing was Inside the cockpit, the SV-R is racecar, without any superfluous deadening or comfort items.

This car finished second in the 1996 series and third in the 1997 series, and campaigned at distinguished tracks including Le the Nurburgring, Brands Hatch, Spa and It was submitted for restoration after from the series. All exterior, and mechanical systems were through and restored with of the mechanicals, which needed little except a thorough as the car had been under factory throughout its racing career.

Diablo was painted by well-known artist Georges Wolinski, work was preserved by the manufacturing of so any future scrapes can simply be New race seats, harnesses and were installed, making completely race-ready.

208 This car sold for $113,000, buyer’s premium, at RM’s Island auction on March 8,

More than any other Lamborghinis represent the haute of the car world. They are Armani, Givenchy, Lauren and Versace all together in one tremendous piece of

I remember seeing my first roadster, at the Detroit Auto in 1996. It was one of the most striking at that venue. Painted and trimmed with a black it inhabited a stand near the of Liberty-painted Vector, making a contrast of cool vs. dopey.

Diablos are quicker-than-quick supercars. One of the I enjoy most about every August is hanging the Diablo owners at Concorso each topping the previous with tales of outrageous The cars have gotten interesting and better looking the years, and from what I build quality, although perfect, improved over the of the model.

But here’s the rub. up at a party in the Hamptons, with significant other wearing a party dress by Krizia, may voce comments about financial condition. Showing up in a 10-year-old Diablo at a Rodeo Cruise-In will generally only one off-the-record response: afford a Murciélago, eh?

Now, take that one further. This particular car was for a Lamborghini-only racing series, to promote the competition prowess of the (No snide comments here Ferrari owners about finally finding a way to win-by all other cars.)

Let’s add in the political mix. Touting a car as been painted by Georges the well-known FRENCH artist famous in Montmartre, but an unknown in at a time when our Congress is Freedom Fries and jokes cheap surrender-model French rifles for sale, only once are filling e-mail means that the timing of sale wasn’t exactly

And although art is always subjective, I offer that the Warhol-painted BMW M1 and the Lichtenstein and Calder BMW CSLs and prove you can paint an automobile and get with the coveted prize of one-off artwork married to a shape. I don’t think the Wolinski Diablo is destined to be in the same way.

But there are some good to say here. First of all, the art is all sticker applique, so it can be removed preserved in case Wolinski out to be the Picasso of his generation). Second, the proliferation of club track and private racing groups their own circuits, the new owner have no shortage of places to his toy.

I would guess driving this highly race-tested car at speed would be an experience.

For the rarity and mechanical sophistication this Diablo was not expensive. it depreciate further? If properly up, probably not.

It just too good, and goes too fast, to be a $75,000 car.

While not the kind of car that I would put my up for, if the new owner ever if I was interested in a few hot laps around Seca at a Lambo owner’s day, I’d have my on in a New York minute.-Steve Serio

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