Lamborghini Diablo: purple

The Lamborghini Diablo is a high-performance mid-engine sports car built by Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001. It is the first production Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 320 kilometres per hour (200 mph). After the end of its production run in 2001, the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini Murciélago. The name Diablo means “devil” in Spanish.

The design of the car was contracted to Marcello Gandini, who had designed its two predecessors. When Chrysler Corporation bought the company in 1987, funding the company to complete the car’s development, its management was uncomfortable with Gandini’s designs and commissioned its design team in Detroit to execute a third extensive redesign, smoothing out the infamous sharp edges and corners of Gandini’s original design, and leaving him famously unimpressed. In fact, Gandini was so disappointed with the “softened” shape that he would later realise his original design in the Cizeta-Moroder V16T.

Acceleration (Test By Hot Rod Magazine)

0-30 mph (48.3 km/h): 1.8 sec

0-60 mph (96.6 km/h): 3.3 sec

0-80 mph (128.7 km/h): 4.9 sec

0-100 mph (160.9 km/h): 7.0 sec

0-120 mph (193.1 km/h): 9.9 sec

0-1⁄4 mi (400 m): 11.4 sec @ 128.5 mph

30–120 mph (48.3–193.1 km/h): 8.1 sec



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