1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30


Chassis Number RLA12101 is this European market car. Prod. #1101. Originally to
Codeco S.A. Switzerland on 30 Mar 95. $1,000,000

Third in line of the Lamborghini supercar sequence, supplanting the Miura and Countach
respectively, the fabulous Diablo represented a fresh direction for Lamborghini. The Diablo series
began in 1990, ending the sixteen-year production of the iconic Countach. The Diablo series
production ran for eleven years to 2001 through some rough financial times for the company which
saw multiple changes in ownership
and design directions.

Design of the Diablo was originally carried out by Marcello Gandini who had designed the Miura and
Countach for Bertone, under contract with Swiss brothers and Lamborghini financiers, Jean Claude
Mimran and Patrick Mimran, who started the design process called Project 132 in 1985.

Chrysler’s purchase of Lamborghini in 1987 further delayed the debut of Project 132 as the new
parent company was not comfortable with Gandini’s design and as long as Chrysler was funding the
project, the design had to go their way with a lot riding on the new car, a team of designers in
Detroit was assigned to the project in order to refine what Gandini had started. Chrysler’s design
team softened some of the hard edges and corners and so while the car very much kept the
Lamborghini sensibilities, it wasn’t as over the top and rakish as Gandini, who had been named
among the top car designers of the century, would have preferred.

What came out of the design-by-committee was a dramatic and spectacular car keeping the Countach
signature touch scissor doors but that was where the similarities ended.
Lamborghini/Chrysler wanted a 200MPH car capable of keeping up with market segment competitors such
as Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ220 and newcomer McLaren with the F1 BMW which quickly took the mantle of
fastest production road car.

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Lamborghini, the company rolled out the Diablo SE30 as a
special, limited production model. Designed as more of a street legal racer, the SE30 was lightened
and given a power increase over the standard Diablo.
The power was increased to 523BHP with enhanced features such as a tuned fuel system, free flowing
exhaust and magnesium intake manifolds. The electronically adjustable shock absorbers of the VT
model gave way to driver controlled adjustable stiffness anti-roll bars.

Extra weight savings were achieved by replacing power glass windows with fixed plexiglass which
were augmented with racing inspired small sliding window vents. Luxury features such as air
conditioning, stereo and power steering were likewise removed and carbon fiber seats with
four-point harnesses installed in the name of weight saving.

Minor changes to the exterior of the Diablo identifies the cars from the original model which
included a revised frontal section, the addition of straked brake cooling ducts integrated into a
deeper spoiler and brake cooling ducts were changed to a vertical body colored design.

The engine bonnet has slats and a larger rear wing was added as a standard feature. The single fog
and back-up lamps were relocated to the bumper which continued on through all future Diablos. Also,
special magnesium alloy wheels, SE 30 badging and the famous metallic purple paint were standard
(but could be changed on request) for the 150 SE30 models which were produced.

This Lamborghini Diablo SE30 (#2101) is a one-owner car, in like-new condition.
Original Swiss delivery with unique options such as trunk lid and wing assembly. One of one in
Rosso Diablo over Sabbia. Special SE30 car cover, all books, tools & keys.
Recent full service in April of 2023.

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