1999 Lamborghini Diablo

  • 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Base Coupe

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1999 Lamborghini Diablo Review

Speed and style for the rich and famous.

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Lamborghini is an extremely expensive brand. With more power than before and an exuberant design, the Diablo is meant to be shown off. It also requires large amounts of gasoline to drive, and if anything should go wrong with it, parts are extremely expensive. Even the battery is specially designed, which goes to show that every part of the Diablo is crafted for optimum performance.

The Range

Body Styles: sports car
Engines: 5.7-liter V-12
Transmissions: five-speed manual
Models: Lamborghini Diablo SV, Lamborghini Diablo VT, Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

What's New

The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo is widely updated from the 1998 model, but the most significant changes are with the engine. The new 530-hp 5.7-liter V-12 engine makes sure that the Lamborghini Diablo is unmatched in speed, gas guzzling, and acceleration. The 1999 also includes dual airbags and a revised interior.


The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo provides an extremely unique design, especially tailored for speed and attention-grabbing looks. The largest difference between the SV and VT models is the spoiler included on the Lamborghini Diablo SV. The Diablo is a lot of smoothed out sharp edges, but honestly, it just looks like a colorful streak when it passes other cars on the highway.


The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo comes standard with air-conditioning, powered windows and doors, powered leather seats, and an AM/FM/CD audio system. The Diablo only seats two passengers. The air-conditioning system also includes automatic climate control, which keeps the ride at a perfect level of comfort at all times. The instrument panel includes readouts for outside temperature and a tachometer. The interior is all luxury, and this ride is smooth and quiet during normal use.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo reaches speeds of up to 200 mph, and it accelerates to 60 mph in less than four seconds thanks to the incredibly powerful and gas-hungry 5.7-liter V-12 engine. This engine makes 446 lb-ft of torque. The Diablo SV features rear-drive while the Diablo VT sports the new all-wheel-drive system that makes the Diablo hug the road even better than before. The Diablo comes standard with anti-lock brakes, adaptive suspension, power steering, and dual exhaust for optimum performance. There are few cars that even remotely match up to the Diablo's speed.


The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo comes standard with anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, and a security system to deter theft and vandalism. Unfortunately, the Lamborghini Diablo has not had extensive safety testing done by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

EPA Fuel Economy

Lamborghini Diablo SV: 10/13 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Design
  • Speed
  • Power
  • Attention

You Won't Like

  • Price
  • Gas mileage
  • Maintenance
  • Attention

Sum Up

Speed and style for the rich and famous.

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