1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster


1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

The engine lid was changed substantially in order to vent properly when the roof panel was covering it. The roadster also featured revised 17 inch wheels. The air intakes on top/sides were made larger than the coupe Diablos. In 1998 the wheels have been updated to 18 inches, and the engine power raised to 530 HP by adding the variable valve timing system. Top speed specification was raised to 335 km/h (208 mph).

In 1999 the dashboard received a major optical update by Audi, and the pop-up headlights were replaced by fixed headlights, same as for the coupés. This resulted in a better aerodynamic shape and modern optics.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$286 000 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 / 523.0 bhp @ 7100 rpm
specific output91.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque605.0 nm / 446.2 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
body / frameAluminum Alloy & Composite
driven wheelsMid Engine / 4WD with Viscous Traction
front tiresF 235/35ZR-18
rear tiresR 335/30ZR-18
front brakesVented Discs
f brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizex 335 mm / x 13.2 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 43.2 cm / 18.0 x 17.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 66.0 cm / 18.0 x 26.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight1625 kg / 3583 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, :1
final driveFront 2.81:1
top speed~335.0 kph / 208.2 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.95 seconds

Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster Auction Results

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster – did not sell for $125,000 – Spectacular low mileage original. VT Roadster.Books. Tools. Original owner Shoji Tabuchi, famous Japanese violin player. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum