1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV

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Year: 1997
Manufacturer: Lamborghini
Model: Diablo
Model Variant: SV
Exterior Color: Argento Titanio
Interior Color: Nero Alacantara
Current Mileage: 4,862KMs (3,021 miles)
Chassis #ZA9DE22A0VLA12841
Engine Capacity/Power: 5.7 liter, 4-valve, V12/510BHP
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Top Speed: 191MPH
Designer: Marcello Gandini (initial) Tom Gale (Chrysler Styling Center)
Limited Series: 1/346
Production Order: NA
Parent Company: Audi AG/Volkswagen Group
Public Debut: 1995 Geneva Auto Show
Predecessor: Diablo SE30 and SE30 JOTA
Successor: Diablo VT Roadster
Years Produced: 1994-1999
Examples Produced for U.S.:
Total Production: 346
Books & Tools:
CarFAX: Yes


Prod. #12841. Originally to Dannyo, Lebanon on 15 Oct 97.
The incredible Lamborghini Diablo SV made its public debut at the 1995 Geneva Auto
Show reviving the Super Veloce moniker from the Miura SV. The SV is based on the
standard original Diablo in that it is rear wheel drive, lacking the all wheel drive of the
6.0 VT (Vicious Traction) example.

However, Lamborghini gave the SV an increase overall power from 485BHP on the first
model to 510BHP which demands a strong hand at the wheel. To help maintain stability
at high speeds, a large adjustable wing was added as standard equipment which could
be color matched to the car or in raw carbon fiber, a few examples came with rear wing

Other minor cosmetic changes were made such as black tail lamp surrounds and
repositioned rear fog and reverse lamps. Also, an extra set of front brake cooling ducts
and a the famous double vent engine lid as previously seen on the SE30 JOTA models
gave the SV a dramatic and racy look. The SV models came with or without the large
SV graphics on either side of the cars.

The standard SVs came in six distinct colors (Giallo, Deep Black, Rosso Imola, Blu Le
Mans and Verde Ithaca) each of which were chosen to compliment the black Alcantara
interior which was standard on the cars.

The popular video game “Need for Speed III” uses the Lamborghini Diablo SV as the
flagship car of the game. The car became emblematic of the “Need for
Speed” franchise, making several appearances throughout later entries in the series.


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