1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV


1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

Lamborghini launched a facelifted Diablo in 1999. The most immediately noticeable exterior change was the replacement of the previous Diablo’s pop-up headlamp units with fixed composite lenses. All Diablos were also fitted with new 18 inch wheels. The Diablo range also received an updated interior.

The V12 powerplant was stretched tp 529 hp and 446 lb ft of torque for both the SV and VT models and now featured variable valve timing. For the first time in a Lamborghini, the Diablo was equipped with a Kelsey-Hayes ABS unit, complementing larger diameter brake rotors.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$238 000 USD
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
power390.0 kw / 522.9 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output91.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque605.0 nm / 446.2 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
driven wheelsMid Engine / RWD
front tiresF 235/35ZR-18
rear tiresR 335/30ZR-18
front brakesBrembo Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake sizex 355 mm / x 13.9 in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizex 335 mm / x 13.2 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1530 kg / 3373 lbs
wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track1640 mm / 64.6 in
length4470 mm / 175.9 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, :1
final drive2.53:1
top speed~320.0 kph / 198.8 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.85 seconds