Sunday Drive: Lambo Diablo

This week’s feature is the drop-dead gorgeous and screamingly fast Lamborghini. This example is a late-1990s Diablo. The MSRP on a Diablo in 1998 (the last year the model was offered) was a paltry $239,000. This vehicle can carry one well-heeled driver and a passenger (whoever is lucky enough to be a friend of a Lambo owner!) and a small amount of their luggage in relative style (notice I did not say *comfort*) and amazing speed. This slingshot goes from 0-60mph in 4.06 seconds, with a top speed of 203mph! And the power behind this beast is a V-12 light-alloy block, mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive engine with dual overhead camshafts, and a maximum horsepower of 492bhp at 7000 rpms. I am disappointed to note that the rear spoiler is *optional* — hey, for that kind of cash, it better come with Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Keanu Reeves, Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, Russell Crowe and The Rock — a hunk for every day of the week, PLUS get up every morning and fix my breakfast…. Well, I suppose if you have a quarter of a million dollars to spend on a vehicle, you aren’t going to quibble about some chump change for a spoiler. (The spoiler probably cost more than my entire car!) Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image. Enjoy!

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