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1996 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota

The Diablo SE (SE standing for “special edition”) was first presented in September of 1993. The SE was meant to be a lightweight version of the Diablo. To save weight, the windows were replaced with synthetic glass. The luxurious interior of the Diablo was replaced by a racing interior featuring carbon fiber seats covered in leather and racing harnesses. The air conditioning and CD player were also removed. Power windows and power steering are absent from the car. All of these modifications ended up trimming over 250 pounds from the car’s curb weight.

The exterior of the car is only changed slightly. The side intakes on the car are made of carbon fiber instead of aluminum, and the front spoiler is lower to accomodate the larger air intakes. The adjustable spoiler comes standard on the car. Lamborghini also had OZ-Racing make custom magnesium 18-inch wheels. Lastly, 30th anniversary logos are placed on the rear grill.

The engine of the SE30 is also changed. The power output is increased to 525 hp by using magnesium intake manifolds, a modified cylinder head, LIE electronic injection, and a free-flow exhaust system.

Overall, 150 SE Diablos were produced, with 12 of these being converted to Jota specifications.

In Detail

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submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $215 000 USD
engine Tuned 60o V12
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5709 cc / 348.4 in³
bore 87 mm / 3.43 in
stroke 80 mm / 3.15 in
power 443.7 kw / 595.0 bhp @ 7300 rpm
specific output 104.22 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 471.0 nm / 347.4 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 235/40 ZR17
rear tires 335/30 ZR18
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 1450 kg / 3197 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1640 mm / 64.6 in
length 4505 mm / 177.4 in
width 2040 mm / 80.3 in
height 1105 mm / 43.5 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~340.0 kph / 211.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.9 seconds