1996→1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV


1996→1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

1996→1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

The Sport Veloce (SV) version of the Diablo was a 2WD version that also befitted from the 30 Edition Jota upgrades and a light drivetrain. The SV also removed the standard model’s electronic suspension for even more weight savings. With such a potent specification, this model was used to transform the Diablo into the SVR race model.

In 1999 the SV received the same upgrades that the rest of Diablo got including the fixed front headlights.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1996 – 1999
built at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
price $ $229 900 USD
succeccesor 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV
engine V12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5707 cc / 348.3 in³
bore 87.0 mm / 3.43 in
stroke 80.0 mm / 3.15 in
compression 10.0:1
power 380.3 kw / 510.0 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output 89.36 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 323.6 bhp per tonne
torque 580.0 nm / 427.8 ft lbs @ 5900 rpm
body / frame Composite, Aluminum & Steel
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 245/40ZR-17
rear tires R 335/30ZR-18
front brakes Brembro Vented Discs
rear brakes Vented Discs
front wheels F 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1576 kg / 3474 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1640 mm / 64.6 in
length 4470 mm / 176.0 in
width 2040 mm / 80.3 in
height 1115 mm / 43.9 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.31:1, 1.52:1, 1.12:1, 0.88:1, 0.68:1
final drive 2.41:1
top speed ~328.3 kph / 204.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.8 seconds

Auction Results

1996→1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV Monterey Edition ZA9DU21B7WLA12017 – sold for $120,000 – Original owner 1998 Lamborghini SV Monterey Edition. In 1998 a special Diablo SV was created for the US market. 1 of only 20 Monterey Editions built. Twin Eaton superchargers. Special ordered with lowest gear ratios available for that year. This was such a rare and desirable Lamborghini that they sold almost at once. Rosa-Vic Cherry Red paint. Offered from the original owner’s collection. 10,860 actual kilometers. Auction Source: Kissimmee 2014, #WhereTheCarsAre by Mecum