LAMBORGHINI Diablo 6.0 S.E. For sale
One of 42 Final Edition cars
Only 14 000 km from new and fabulous condition
An highly Iconic Lamborghini
This outstanding Diablo 6.0 SE is number 03 of 42 built and was delivered new in Switzerland via « Garage Affolter » in Porrentruy It was tastefully ordered in « Oro Elios » and without the rear wing.
It has had three owners and the odometer reads a mere 14000km. It is presented today in immaculate condition and is almost indistinguishable from new.
The car was meticulously cared for and maintained by its Swiss owners. The current owner, a distinguished collector, purchased it in 2005 from Garage Affolter who sold it and has serviced it since new.
It has been used very sparingly during the last few years and is still equipped with Pirelli P Zeros from 2008. A comprehensive service has been completed and a new set of tires will be fitted for the new owner.
The way this car handles is just fantastic, the chassis is precise, predictable and responsive while the powertrain is pure joy with the manual gearbox and the fabulous revised V12. This is such a great thrill to drive.
This represents a great opportunity to acquire a beautiful and rare car, one of the most fabulous and iconic Lamborghinis ever built.
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In the 90s the Lamborghini Diablo represented a kind of automotive dream for an entire generation. Launched in 1991, it was the fastest road car outpacing the Ferrari F40 and its fabulous Gandini design took the sports car world to another dimension.
It immediately became an icon but rather an imperfect one. The Diablo would be upgraded during the decade but when the Volkswagen Group purchased Lamborghini in 1997 and incorporated it within Audi, it was a real turning point.
Audi aimed at showing their ability to not only keep the proper Lamborghini spirit but actually take it to a higher level. A considerable amount of time was invested in partly redesigning the Diablo, enhancing its quality, drivability and performance.
At the 2000 Geneva show Lamborghini introduced the Diablo 6.0 Liter: under quite a familiar body actually hid an almost new car.
To name but a few technical upgrades : the chassis was reinforced with carbon fiber panels and the body was almost entirely of carbon. The engine's capacity was increased to 6.0 liters and it benefited from improved management parameters. The front track was widened by 11 cm, the suspension was redesigned using Bilstein shocks and Öhlins front lifter and the brakes were more powerful Brembo components.
The car’s aesthetics were also refined by Luc Donckerwolke with beautiful touches here and there such as the superb wheels, the carbon sills and the general softening of the curves. The interior was largely redesigned and fitted with carbon inserts and new seats. The car was equipped with efficent air conditioning which taken togther resulted in a signicant improvement to the overall quality.
The car was immediately acclaimed as the best Diablo ever and a superb sports car. The 6.0 liter version is indeed a superb driver with great handling and has an immense charisma. It echoes the best Sant’ Agata creations such as the Miura SV. In total 337 examples were built.
At the Geneva show in 2001 Lamborghini announced a final batch of 40 cars ( actually 42 would be built ) named Special Edition ( S.E. ). They featured desirable enhancements such as a beautiful gold painted magnesium intake on the engine, electrically adjustable seats, shorter titanium gear shift and the Alpine navigation system.
Half of the cars were finished in the exclusive color of Oro Elios (Sunrise Gold), while the other half were finished in opposing Marrone Eklipsis (Sunset Brown), which was to represent the two extremes of dawn and dusk. Symbolically the beginning and end of the Diablo or more generally the very last of the true Lamborghinis originating from the one initiated by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, who after a dispute with the great Enzo decided to build better cars than Ferraris…