The 2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 represents the final model year for this exotic Italian supercar. This particular car was owned by renowned Lambo customizer and importer Al Burtoni. Its 6.0-liter V-12 produces 550 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque.
Exotic cars have always been out of reach for the majority of us. They come from far away and command astronomical prices. These dream machines come into our possession via computer and mobile wallpaper. And while cars have evolved to be faster, smarter, and more capable, we can’t forget the classics. Lamborghini is a name that has long represented some of the most extreme vehicles ever produced.
The Lamborghini Diablo launched in 1990. Its mid-mounted V-12 engine, low-slung body, and wide stance made it stand out even among its supercar rivals. Diablo production ran for 11 years, second only to the Countach.
The Diablo’s final two years saw the introduction of a new model: the Diablo VT 6.0, which was limited to about 3,000 units. This farewell from Lamborghini packed in a 6.0-liter V-12 and five-speed manual transmission that sent 550 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. The VT 6.0 could reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill in less than four seconds and go on to more than 200 mph. Unique body panels with carbon fiber touches and 18-inch aluminum wheels were standard. All this could be had for about $275,000.
Oloi and NewYorKars are excited to bring you this special example of one of the most sought-after Diablos in existence. Steve Shee’s Chiaro Blue Diablo VT 6.0 comes from the collection of renowned Lamborghini importer and customizer Al Burtoni. Al’s personal touches included a sport exhaust system, carbon fiber clutch, blue suede seats, and more. The differential was also removed, converting this Diablo to rear-wheel drive and making it even more wild.
Steve bought his Diablo VT 6.0 with less than 19,000 miles on the odometer and has added about 4,000 more himself.
Former Lamborghini chief test driver Valentino Balboni, a personal friend of Steve’s, recommended the 6.0 as the Diablo to have.
“The Diablo was meant to be driven,” Steve told Oloi and NewYorKars. “The air conditioning works great and it has the front lift option so it can go over curbs and use parking lots. It is a bit temperamental so it needs to be properly warmed up and it does need some tender love and care in terms of reliability. The car is more raw than the newer Lambos and that is what I like.”
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