1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV

Diablo SV

  • Ultimate " SV " version
  • 1 of 346 examples ever made
  • Pure V12 power
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Marcello Gandini's last creation for Lamborghini is undoubtedly among our favorite modern classics. Let me introduce you to one of the most remarkable bolides that ever left the factory: the Lamborghini Diablo.

Over the course of a decade and through an impressive array of 13 different street versions of the Diablo, Lamborghini has constantly sought to push the boundaries of performance and style, only to push them with unmistakable elegance. Yet to this day, one of the most coveted iterations of this legendary car remains the SV, better known as the "Superveloce." With only 346 examples ever produced, the Diablo SV is distinguished by its two-wheel drive system and made its debut with a powerful 530-hp 5.7-liter V-12 engine.

Our 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV is one of an exclusive 346 SV versions, a selection within the limited production run of only 2,884 Diablo's in total. The "SV" badge on the rear stands for "Superveloce," which means "super fast" in Italian. With an incredible power output for the time that was boosted from 485 to a stunning 530 horsepower, this Diablo proudly wears its SV badge on the rear grill.

Outfitted in the stunning Diablo Rosso paint (color code: PPG 41075), combined with a Nero Alcantara interior with carbon fiber accents and the striking SV logos stitched in matching red on the headrests, makes this one simply an irresistible sight.

Additional exterior accents include the "Jota-Style" dual Hoodscoop, a visible aluminum fuel cap and an adjustable rear wing that is optionally co-painted in Diablo Rosso.

In addition, we can confirm that all interior parts are in excellent condition. The seats look as if they have never been used, and both the steering wheel and gearshift show no signs of wear. As for the exterior, the paint is in very good condition and retains its beautiful shine, and the 18-inch "SV" rims also look excellent.

Driving this Diablo SV is much more accessible than you might think. The driving position is superb, the operation of the five-speed manual transmission is smooth, and the handling is impressive. The controls are not heavy, keeping the ride comfortable, and the fact that there is power steering adds to the convenience.

The engine awakens with a beautiful V12 symphony and starts in an instant. At low revs, it delivers plenty of torque, making driving especially pleasant. However, it is only when you move toward the 7500 rpm red line that you will understand why this modern classic was so ahead of its time.

Its rarity, performance, styling and prominent role in Lamborghini history make this Diablo SV a future collector's item and a must-have addition to any collection. Come discover it now at Rock 'N Roll Classics.

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