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  • May 6th 2014 at 12:32PM
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While posters of the Lamborghini Countach decorated the walls of many boys' walls in the 1980s, the Diablo filled that spot for young men in the early 1990s thanks to its extreme styling. In its latest video, Jay Leno's Garage welcomes a beautiful, white 1991 Diablo into his garage for a look back on what is now a classic supercar.

Unlike some of the vehicles Leno shows off, this one doesn't belong to him. Instead, veteran Italian car mechanic Franco Barbuscia owns it. He has been maintaining Jay's Countach for years. A '91 Diablo is an archaic supercar by today's standards. It doesn't have power steering, anti-lock brakes or obviously anything like traction control. It's just a big V12 hanging behind the driver with a wonderfully meaty roar that emanates from the exhaust.

Franco's Diablo might actually be better than new. It has a few upgrades to aid in drivability, like re-spaced pedals, a carbon-Kevlar clutch and more. Apparently all of the tweaks help a lot because, "it rides smoother than my Carrera GT," Leno enthuses about the car. Scroll down to reminisce about this Italian classic and get an ear full of its wonderful sound.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      Diablo SV over any new lambo tbh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still sexy as hell after all these years.
      Tony Akinremi
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a Gorgeous Beast.
      Jim R
      • 1 Year Ago
      Heh. "Give and take" relationship. It gives you grief, you take it to the shop.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Replacing the trickier parts of older cars is a great business idea - even better than the Singer formula, in my opinion. Now I can maybe start thinking about owning and enjoying that old Maserati Biturbo I've been lusting about since childhood.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah yes, the Elite./
      • 1 Year Ago
      He must've bought it for cheap because each year, the Diablo got better and better. Like in 1993, power steering.
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