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Developing a flagship to succeed the Countach was a challenging project for Lamborghini. With funding and engineering assistance from Chrysler, though, the Diablo was born. Displaying a fresh curvaceous shape, it echoed the angular Countach, but with a refined aerodynamic precision that set a new production standard for the Sant’Agata factory. When the Diablo debuted in 1990, it delivered a blistering 0–60 time of 4.5 seconds and a 202 mph top speed. Standard features included climate control, adjustable seats, and electric windows.
This amazing early production Diablo was completed in February 1991 as a North American-market model. It was ordered new with an ultra-exclusive, seriesnumbered Breguet chronometer, a $10,500 option fitted to just 21 Diablos. The exterior was finished in Impact White, which was echoed by a bright white leather interior and accented with red piping. The car was delivered to Japan, where it resided primarily in a museum. Today, under ownership in the US, it appears as perhaps the finest preservation example extant, wearing what are believed to be its original tires and displaying less than 600 total miles when catalogued. This stunning original example is unique in condition and specifications, and is accompanied by manuals and tools.
As one of the top performance cars of the century, this museum-quality Diablo represents an exceptional opportunity to own an example of Lamborghini’s premier cars.