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 by Richard Owen
price $ $286 000 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 / 523.0 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
body / frame Aluminum Alloy & Composite
driven wheels Mid Engine / 4WD with Viscous Traction
front tires F 235/35ZR-18
rear tires R 335/30ZR-18
front brakes Vented Discs
f brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size x 335 mm / x 13.2 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 43.2 cm / 18.0 x 17.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 66.0 cm / 18.0 x 26.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1625 kg / 3583 lbs
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1640 mm / 64.6 in
length 4470 mm / 176.0 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 Front 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