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1997 Lamborghini Diablo Evolution GT1

The Evolution GT1 was in fact the first complete restyling of the Diablo, every body panel was redesigned or replaced by a new one, but also the engine compartment was worked over, he redesigned the intakes, optimized the exhaust manifold and reprogrammed the electronic fuel injection system.

Again he mounted four exhaust pipes centrally at the rear, but this time the exhaust used were racing type ones, which sounded really nice when driving, a very low growling sound was made at idle, which could rise to a high pitched one at full throttle, every gear change was followed by four 30 cm flames blowing out of these pipes, caused by the two turbo’s mounted on the engine.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine 60o Twin Turbo V12
bore 87 mm / 3.43 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
power 469.8 kw / 630.0 bhp @ 0 rpm
specific output 110.39 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque Not Available nm / Not Available ft lbs @ 0 rpm
body / frame Cabin Fubre
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 285/30ZR18
rear tires 335/30ZR18
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 45.7 x 26.7 cm / 18.0 x 10.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 34.3 cm / 18.0 x 13.5 in
front track 1960 mm / 77.2 in
rear track 2020 mm / 79.5 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~345.0 kph / 214.4 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.5 seconds