Of the first series Diablo VT Roadster, which have the purest design, only about 200 cars have been made. This low mileage Roadster, only 30.500 documented kilometers are on the odometer, is in immaculate condition. The car has matching numbers and comes with a Lamborghini registry sheet. The car was delivered new in Italy, then sold to an Italian resident in Sweden. This man sold the car to a Belgian connoisseur. The car is still on a Belgium registration.
The VT recently enjoyed major maintenance, all liquids are fresh and a new coupling has been installed. This car is equipped with the modified visco-coupling in the gearbox for the VT system.
The Roadster is equipped with the high level soundsystem, special exterior color, rear spoiler, sport exhaust and has the later/optional 18 inch Roadster alloy wheels. The car can also be delivered with 17 inch instead of 18 inch Roadster wheels.
On the 1992 Geneva Auto Show, Lamborghini presented a prototype of an open-top version of their flagship the Diablo. It took another three years of work and development to have the Diablo VT Roadster ready for sale. It was of course a little reworked and the bodywork was a little bit altered.
The side-air intakes for example used a design similar to the one seen on the Diablo SE model with the two vertical slots leading air onto the rear disk brakes. The front spoiler was completely redesigned to distinguish the VT Roadster from it's 'normal' closed counterparts and the fog lights were now separated. Two rectangular lights and two circular lights were used instead of the four square units on the closed Diablo. Also, twin air intakes were mounted next to these rectangular lights to guide air onto the front disk brakes.
The rear bumper used a design similar to the one used for the SE model, this way the backup light and the rear fog lights were built into the bumper, the grille between the rear taillights was also close to the SE styling grille.
The VT Roadster now used four oval exhausts instead of the earlier round ones. The engine cover needed to be redesigned, together with the bodywork behind both passengers, because that's were the roof was stored when not in place above the driver. This roof section was made of carbon fiber to keep the weight down. The last thing you'd notice on the outside were the specially designed rims, also with the three-piece design, but slightly different from the original Diablo ones.
On the inside, the Roadster was much like the latest Diablo VT from which it used the entire dashboard configuration, one thing was unique for the Roadster however, the seats were slightly modified and used a completely different stitching for the seat and backrest. In addition, the leather used was especially selected for the Roadster, since the possibility of rain was always present and the leather would have to resist to direct sunlight too when driving top-less, for which the Roadster was intended of course.
The Roadster was only available as a VT version. An SV Roadster with rear wheel drive only was developed by the factory, but only very few were ever made and all on special order.
1996 Lamborghini Diablo
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