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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1996 – 1999
built atSant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
price $$229 900 USD
succeccesor1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV
engineV12
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement5707 cc / 348.3 in³
bore87.0 mm / 3.43 in
stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in
compression10.0:1
power380.3 kw / 510.0 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output89.36 bhp per litre
bhp/weight323.6 bhp per tonne
torque580.0 nm / 427.8 ft lbs @ 5900 rpm
body / frameComposite, Aluminum & Steel
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tiresF 245/40ZR-17
rear tiresR 335/30ZR-18
front brakesBrembro Vented Discs
rear brakesVented Discs
front wheelsF 43.2 x 21.6 cm / 17.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18.0 x 13.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1576 kg / 3474 lbs
wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track1640 mm / 64.6 in
length4470 mm / 176.0 in
width2040 mm / 80.3 in
height1115 mm / 43.9 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.31:1, 1.52:1, 1.12:1, 0.88:1, 0.68:1
final drive2.41:1
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