A straightforward replacement for the Countach, brought up to date, and suitably scaled up. The original design had been penned by Marcello Gandini (who was responsible for the Miura and Countach), but following Chrysler’s takeover in 1987 the design was softened, causing problems between the stylist and Lamborghini. Most significantly, though, after its launch in 1990, the Countach officially became the company’s first 200mph road car. The original Diablo pushed out 492bhp, but this was subsequently increased, culminating with 540bhp from the 1996 SV-R model.
Price at launch:
Independent front with parallelogram action unequal length wishbones, anti-roll bar and front anti-dive/anti-squat geometry
Independent rear with parallelogram action unequal length wishbones, anti-roll bar
rack and pinion