Lamborghini Diablo GT 2000
In 1999, the Lamborghini Diablo was given a minor exterior update that replaced the retractable headlamps with fixed ones. And at the Geneva Motor Show of the same year, the ultimate road going limited-edition Diablo GT was unveiled. Based on the Diablo GT2, a racing car developed for the FIA-GT championships, Lamborghini modified this beast for the street.
The 6.0-liter V12 base on the GT2 produces 567 HP and 465.0 ft-lb of torque. Many body panels were replaced with carbon-fiber ones – this resulted in a curb of weight of 3,285 lbs, which is 88 lbs lighter than that of the Diablo SV. Therefore, it was super quick and could reach a top speed of 210 mph.
Keeping engine heat in check was a major issue, so Lamborghini engineers incorporated improved cooling and aerodynamic modifications, such as the special bumper spoiler that contained a larger oil cooler and vents in the hood to better discharge the extra heat. These upgrades and others came from the experience gained in fielding the Diablo GT2 race car; in other words, everything different about the Diablo GT came straight from the racing circuit.
Only 80 cars were produced, and the 80th car is on display in the Lamborghini Museum, at the company’s Italian headquarters, in Sant’Agata. It is considered the “Ultimate Diablo”, and to some, the ultimate Lamborghini.