Friday, November 7, 2008

Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 VT (AUTOart)

In 1990, a new bull was born from the design work of once again, Marcelo Gandini. This was named the Diablo (devil in Spanish) and was created in replacement for the aging Countach. It reigned as Lamborghini's flagship from 1990 to 2001. The first Diablo was powered by a 5.7 liter, 492bhp, V12, 48valve engine, with a top speed exceeding 200mph. The first Diablo was followed by different variants. Such were, Diablo VT (Viscous Traction, all-wheel drive), SE30 (Special Edition 30th Anniversary), SE30 Jota, VT Roadster, SV (Sport Veloce), SV-R, GT, 6.0 and the GTR. The 6.0 VT and the GTR were conceived under Audi’s ownership since they bought the company in 1998. The 6.0 VT cars were produced from 2000-2001. Engine has been increased to 6.0 liter, 550bhp. It also received a face lift and changes on the sides and rear. The interior and dashboard was completely re-designed with touches on carbon fiber panels. Overall weight has also been reduced.

The 6.0 was their first (and last) truly intensive redesign of the car, meaning that it was more than just a cosmetic update to the existing model. Heavy styling changes both inside and out were made; the front bumper, ait intakes and nose as well as the entire dashboard, seats and switchgear were changed and improved. Displacing 6.0 litres and based on the motor that powered the Diablo GT, which in itself was essentially a modified version of the 5.7, the motor had updated ECU software in addition to new intake and exhaust systems and a refined variable valve timing system with slightly less aggressive camshafts had been used in the earlier versions.

Although the Diablo has been replaced by newer models, it holds the name “Bad Boy” of among the Lamborghini automobiles.

Additional details:

- added wirings and hoses on the engine
- installed throttle rod and levers.
-installed high tension wires
- installed braided fan belts over the plastic ones
- installed chrome belt holders for hoses
- installed radiator filler cap
- added few engine parts
- added door lock mechanisms

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