Lamborghini Diablo

Even at over $200,000, the vehicle was somewhat bare, featuring only basic radio functions, manual windows, adjustable but unpowered seats and no antilock brakes. One would think that for $200k there should be a butler in the backseat serving you caviar or at least tea and crumpets! However, there was a reason for the madness and that being mostly to minimize the vehicle's already high curb weight. A few options were available, including having the driver's seat molded specifically for the buyer, a rear wing spoiler, a factory fitted luggage set and an exclusive Breguet clock for the dash which would run the buyer an additional $10,500. The Lamborghini Diablo, Spanish for Devil, was a high-performance supercar built by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001. Over the course of history, 2,903 were sold thus making it so amazing when you see one on the road. Lamborghini began developing the Diablo in 1989 as a replacement for the Countach model, and introduced it for sale on January 21, 1990 at a base price of $240,000. Power came from a 5.7-litre, 48-valve version of the legendary Lamborghini V12 featuring dual overhead cams and computer-controlled multi-point fuel injection. This produced a maximum output of 492 hp. More impressively, the vehicle could reach 60 mph in slightly over 4 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). The Diablo was originally rear-wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its weight balance. After three years of making minor adjustments to the Diablo, Lamborghini decided in 1993 that a second, even more specialized version of the car could add new customers to the brand. Starting with the basic Diablo platform, Lamborghini engineers added a handful of upgrades to create their next magnificent and magical machine. Humorously, the vehicle still lacked ABS brakes.