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 by Richard Owen
price $ $238 000 USD
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 390.0 kw / 522.9 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output 91.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 605.0 nm / 446.2 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 235/35ZR-18
rear tires R 335/30ZR-18
front brakes Brembo Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size x 355 mm / x 13.9 in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size x 335 mm / x 13.2 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1530 kg / 3373 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1640 mm / 64.6 in
length 4470 mm / 175.9 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, :1
final drive 2.53:1
top speed ~320.0 kph / 198.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.85 seconds