1993 Lamborghini Diablo VT

Sold For £151,200

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - LONDON 2016

Chassis No.

Documents: UK V5Documents: UK V5

  • Under 15,600 kilometres from new
  • Recent service
  • Stunning and subtle Grigio over beige colour combination

492 bhp, 5,707 cc DOHC longitudinally mounted V-12 engine with four valves per cylinder, five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bars, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,649 mm

Unveiled in 1993, the Diablo VT would be the second major iteration of Lamborghini’s supercar for the 1990s. The abbreviation “VT” stood for Viscous Traction, Lamborghini’s variable four-wheel drive traction system, which greatly assisted in adequately putting the power down where the most traction is needed. When the rear wheels begin to lose traction, a maximum of 40% of additional torque can be diverted to the front wheels in an effort to maintain stability.

Along with the welcome addition of traction control, Lamborghini also took the chance to address other areas that could use updates for the Diablo VT. In looking to increase driver and passenger comfort, upgrades included a lighter clutch and slightly bigger seats. Intakes were added at the front, near the driving lights, to assist in brake cooling. Power steering also helped to make the car easier to control, along with an active suspension with electronically adjustable dampers. The Diablo VT still provided incredible performance and was graced with the same engine in the standard Diablo, a 5.7-litre V-12 capable of producing 429 brake horsepower at 6,800 rpm.

Finished new in a very fetching colour combination of Grigio over a beige leather interior, this particular Diablo was originally delivered new to Norway. Currently residing in London, it has just under 15,600 kilometres showing on its odometer and presents in wonderful condition following a recent service and full detailing. The car is accompanied by its original tool kit as well as some previous registration documents from previous ownerships in Belgium and Italy. Furthermore, it should be noted that the car’s stereo head unit has been replaced by a modern Alpine head unit.

Offering welcome updates over the original Diablo along with four-wheel drive, a trait now commonplace in the majority of modern Lamborghinis, the Diablo VT represented a step towards Lamborghini’s future. It remains one of the marque’s most iconic cars and was a bedroom wall poster for many car enthusiasts growing up in the 1990s, making a sure-fire future collectible. Presented in wonderful condition in a subtle yet striking colour combination, this Diablo VT is an exceptional example.

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