• Dec 17, 2008


Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lamborghini Diablo SVTT

The 1990s was an amazing time of progress for supercars. The first part of the decade saw the introduction of the Jaguar XJ220, Bugatti EB110, McLaren F1, and, of course, the Lamborghini Diablo. The successor to the venerable Countach, the Diablo was equipped with a 5.7L V12 producing 492 horsepower and 428 lb-ft torque that seemed wretchedly excessive at the time, although somewhat tame by today's supercar standards. Various versions followed, including the SE30 in 1994, the all-wheel-drive VT, and the SV. Of utmost rarity were a handful of twin-turbo Diablos that represented perhaps the ultimate expression of the supercar at the time. Commissioned by Platinum Motors, a Lamborghini dealership in Southern California, the twin-turbo package could actually be ordered as a factory option and was even listed in the NADA price guides. The twin-turbos provided up to nine pounds of boost to the V12, which reportedly produced 750 horsepower. Less than a dozen were actually built – five VT's (named the VTTT) were initially constructed for customers, with an additional four owners converting their cars post-purchase. This car, the SVTT, was one of those four cars and was the only SV version built. We've seen the car a handful of times, including the Concorso Italiano in 2004, but haven't come across it in a few years. We've put all the photos we have in the gallery below, which are available in high-resolution for use as desktop wallpapers.


Photos copyright ©2008 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Awsome car. Always loved the Diablo, but this one made me wet myself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure that if you were to drive this on a mountain road enthusiastically you'd wet yourself as well. I'd still want to, though, one damn sweet car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah a light blue model in Anchorage Alaska believe it or not, was the first place I saw a Lambo. I was an amazed child!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok this is completely off-topic but DEAR ELECTRONIC ARTS, PLEASE BRING BACK NEED FOR SPEED HOT PURSUIT SO I DRIVE CARS LIKE THIS IN EXOTIC LOCATIONS
      • 6 Years Ago
      You'd think if you can afford a Diablo like that, you could afford a good detailer...

      Look near the side mirrors and on/around the spoiler.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, thats a insane car. I always wondered if they made a turbo version, does anyone know the 0-60 times, and top speed on this car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      omg.
      • 6 Years Ago
      how do you open the doors? i dont see a handle....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Get rid of the writing on the door and I'll take it!
      http://www.woopid.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      You mean the Bugatti EB110, not the EB100.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I personally know the owner of one of these in identical livery. He lives in Los Angeles and keeps his car at his auto repair shop. I've sat in it, but have yet to drive it, which he promised to let me do, as soon as a head gasket is replaced. Color is not to my taste, but graphics have to go. The 'Twin Turbo' looks like mailbox letter decals from a hardware store.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lamborghini - what overly rich car fans buy when they prefer cocain wafting through their 70's-porn-star style 'stash and chromed handguns to actual racing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Speak for yourself. Everyone and their Uncle's dad is a Ferrari logo wearing billboard. Lamborghini is different. It's sexy. It's bold. It's very Italian.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, that's the vision I get when I think of a Lambo owner. Either that or some D-Bag who puts 22s on it. But I will say I was never a fan of Lambo. I have seen a handful of Lambos in my life (I am not counting car shows) and I can say they do nothing for me. If I want Italian, I would go Ferrari. They seem a tad more practical.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Diablos will never look outdated.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like an SSC Aero!
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