Villa Erba

27 May 2017

1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30

  • Chassis no. ZA9DE22A0RLA12020
  • Serial no. 001/150


  • The first of 150 examples constructed
  • Less than 35,100 kilometres from new
  • Outfitted with a handful of special options


Designed as a limited-production model to commemorate Lamborghini’s 30th anniversary, the SE30 is in essence a street-legal race vehicle that is lighter and more powerful than the standard Diablo. Although equipped with the identical V-12 engine as found in the Diablo VT, the SE30 is mechanically superior to its counterpart; the SE30 tuned fuel system, magnesium intake manifolds, and free-flowing exhaust boosts power output to an astounding 523 brake horsepower and a top speed to over 200 mph.

Externally, chassis number 12020 is immediately recognizable as an SE30 by its straked brake cooling ducts and large rear spoiler, which served as the design basis for future models. The newly designed engine cover is highlighted by a series of louvers to improve aerodynamics and engine cooling. The first of the 150 examples built, it is equipped with the SE30 magnesium alloy wheels, 30th Anniversary SE badging, and is finished in a spectacular shade of metallic purple specially developed for this model. Delivered new to an important Lamborghini client, chassis 12020 has special options that were selected at the time of purchase, including an Alcantara steering wheel, Jota-specification 400 km/h odometer, shorter gear-shift lever, and yellow-painted brake callipers.

The car was ordered through Achilli Motors in Milan and picked up directly from the factory by its first owner, who used the car on numerous rallies in Italy during his ownership. Later sold to another Lamborghini and supercar collector in Italy, the car eventually made its way to England, where it was purchased in 2015 by its current owner and returned to its native Italy.

Complete with books and tools, 12020 currently has 35,074 kilometres on its odometer and has recently been serviced. Furthermore, the car retains its original tools and owner’s manual, as well as an invoice listing the car’s full list of options.

The Lamborghini Diablo SE30 combines speed, function, and style to produce an embodiment of Lamborghini heritage and mechanical prowess, and this example, the very first example built, is certainly one to cherish.





• Il primo di 150 esempi costruiti
• Meno di 35.100 chilometri percorsi da nuovo
• Costruito con parecchie opzioni speciali

Pensato come modello da produrre in serie limitata per celebrare il 30° anniversario della Lamborghini, la SE30 è, in sostanza, un veicolo da corsa utilizzabile su strada, più leggero e più potente della Diablo di normale produzione. Sebbene fosse equipaggiata con l’identico motore V-12 della Diablo VT, la SE30 è meccanicamente superiore alla sua controparte grazie ad un sistema di alimentazione migliorato, i collettori di aspirazione in magnesio e lo scarico libero che aumentano la potenza massima ad un incredibile 523 Cv per una velocità massima di oltre 320 km/h.

Esternamente, il numero di telaio 12020 è immediatamente riconoscibile come SE30 grazie ai suoi condotti di raffreddamento dei freni allargati ed al grande spoiler posteriore che è servito come base di progettazione per i modelli futuri. Il cofano motore di nuova concezione è caratterizzato da una serie di aperture pensate per migliorare l'aerodinamica ed il raffreddamento del motore stesso. Il primo dei 150 esemplari costruiti, è dotato delle ruote SE30 in lega di magnesio, gli scudetti della SE 30° Anniversario ed è finito in una spettacolare tonalità di Viola Metallizzato appositamente sviluppata per questo modello. Consegnato nuovo ad un importante cliente Lamborghini, il telaio 12020 è equipaggiato con alcune opzioni speciali, selezionate al momento dell'acquisto, tra cui un volante in Alcantara, il contachilometri Jota con il fondo scala a 400 km/h, una leva del cambio più corta e le pinze freno verniciate in giallo.

La macchina, ordinata tramite la Achilli Motors di Milano, è stata ritirata direttamente in fabbrica dal suo primo proprietario che l’ha poi utilizzata in tanti raduni, organizzati in Italia. Successivamente venduta ad un altro collezionista italiano di Lamborghini e di supercar, la SE30 è poi arrivata in Inghilterra, dove è stata acquistata nel 2015 dal suo attuale proprietario che l’ha riportata nella sua natia d'Italia.

Completa dei libretti e del kit attrezzi, la vettura telaio 12020 ha percorso ad oggi 35,074 chilometri ed è stata tagliandata di recente. Inoltre, l'auto è ancora equipaggiata con il kit attrezzi originale ed i suoi libretti uso e manutenzione nonché della fattura che elenca l'elenco completo delle opzioni montate sull'auto.

La Lamborghini Diablo SE30 combina velocità, funzionalità e stile in una vettura pensata per celebrare la tradizione Lamborghini e la sua capacità tecnica. Questo esemplare, il primo costruito, è sicuramente quello che più merita di essere preservato.

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