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Lamborghini Diablo VT6.0



Diablo VT 6.0 (260 built for 2000-2001)

The new Diablo of the third millennium is a substantial leap forward, compared to the MY99, presenting many technological improvements such as:
  • body mainly in carbon fibre
  • new 6 litre engine
  • wider front and rear tracks
  • improved exhaust system
  • new 32 bit microprocessor for the engine management system
  • upgraded chassis
  • completely redesigned interior
  • new air conditioning system
  • new lightweight magnesium alloy wheels
The Diablo 6.0 sets a new benchmark for high performance sports cars. The only comparison can be made to the Diablo MY 99 with increase of the engine capacity of 285 cc to 5,992 cc, delivering 20 hp more, reaching then a maximum power of 550 hp. The torque is even better with 620 Nm at 5,500 rpm instead of 605 Nm compared to lest year's model.

The Lamborghini Diablo 6.0 features both new technology and new design. Based on the high level know-how reached by Lamborghini's composite material department, most of the body parts are now made of carbon fibre except for the roof and doors which are steel and aluminum respectively. The new-design front bumper integrates air intakefor the brakes, as well as new head lamps. New design front and rear fenders match the wider track and the imnproved water radiator air intakes. A rear spoiler is available, as an option, for high level sports driving.

Newly designed interior incorporating carbon fibre technology. All the components such as seats, streering wheel, dashboard, central tunnel, switch panels, door panels, aim at combining a sports style with elegance and comfort. The dirver's seat has been moved toward the central axis of the car to guarantee a better driving position. The Seat can be longitudinally adjusted on a wider range. The instrument panel as well as the intruments themselves have been redisgned for better visibility and the new panel is in carbon fibre. The whole interior is lined in leather and the components in carbon fibre and aluminum contribute ti the sports style of the cockpit. Airbags for driver and passenger are standard. The windshield-wiper has been redisgned for improved visibility at high speed.

A completely new climate control system has been installed, allowing the best comfort even in extreme conditions. The air conditioning is fully integrated and, to get the best comfort, the driver has just to set the desired temperature level that will be maintained regardless of external conditions.

The new 6 litre V12 engine gives an output of 550 hp (405kW) at 7100 r.p.m. with maximum torque of 620 Nm at 5500 r.p.m. It is equiped with a variable intake valve timing system in order to guarantee good charge efficiently and good torque not only at high r.p.m. but also at low speed. The new 6 litre V12 engine is equippedwith titanium connecting rods and a lighter crankshaft to improve performance.

In order to guarantee not only high performance but also a good driveability at low speed, whilst maintaining emission requirements, a new version of the Lamborghini Engine Management System LIE has been designed, with a more powerful hardware (state of the art 32 bit microprocessor) and a very sophisticated software. The ignition now features individual coils directly fitted on to the spark plugs; fuel injection is sequential multipoint, as in Lamborghini tradition. Lamborghini Data Acquisition System (LDAS) and diagnostic functions are integrated in the system.

4WD transmission based on the well proven "VT" (Viscous Traction)system. The gearbox control lever is in the central tunnel but in an assymmetric position in order to be closer to the settering wheel and guarantee better ergonomics.

The exhaust system has been redesigned to reduce the back pressure and integrate the Lamborghini ENCS system for noise control. It is a further development of the already existing system in the Diablo MY99 and Diablo GT. A special design of the exhaust pipes, together with a variable geometry system based on the actuation of two valves (controlled by the Engine Management System), allows control of the exhaust noise level both at low and high engine speeds, with no loss of performance.
  • at low/medium speeds:
    throttles closed, each part of the pipe included between the throttle and the "1 in 2" or the "2 in 1" junction acts as a noise filter (for each bank two resonance tubes with closed end "in parallel" are created) at medium frequencies
  • at high speeds:
    throttles opened, the length difference of the pipes between the junctions acts as a noise filter due to the "interference effect" at high frequencies.
The Diablo 6.0 now features a wider front track (+60mm) with modified suspension, electronically improved controlled dampers and high rigidity chasis. The rear track too has been slightly increased. The result is a top level handling, with a substantial improvement of the car dynamics while achieving a better suspension comfort. The clutch, brake and gas pedals have also been improved with more foot space for comfort and driveability. New lightweight magnesium alloy wheels have been adopted.

The braking system, as well as the ABS system, is derived from the well proven high performance system of the Diablo MY 98-99. The discs are of large diameter and self ventilated (335mm front, 335mm rear) with high performance callipers and latest generation ABS system with upgraded calibration.

2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0

Type60 V12, Mid-longitudinal, Aluminum alloy block, Aluminum alloy & magnesium heads, chain driven DOHC per bank, Intake variable valve timing, electronically controlled, magnesium intake manifold
Valves4 per cylinder
Bore/Stroke87mm x 84mm
Compression10.7:1 0.2
Oil PumpGear type
Oil FilterFull-flow cartridge
Cooling Systempressurised water cooling (1.2 bar) thermostatic valve, with 2 radiators "in parallel", electric fans, front mounted oil cooler
Horsepower550 bhp @ 7100 rpm
Torque620 Nm/422 ft lb @ 5500

Fuel SystemLamborghini Electronic Engine Management System LIE
TypeSpeed Density
Fuel InjectionSequential Multipoint
IgnitionStatic ignition, with idividual coils

Voltage12 V
Alternator 14 V, 115 A
Battery12 V, 90 Ah

Transmission5-speed + reverse, 4WD (viscous traction)
Front Differential2.812:1
Rear Differential2.410:1
Transfer Case To Rear
(optional 1.667:1)
ClutchDry single plate 10in / 272mm
Gear Ratios
1:0.68 (optional 1:0.694)

ChassisHigh strength tubular space frame with carbon fibre components
BodyAluminum alloy, carbon fibre and fibreglass reinforced plastic
SteeringVariable power assisted rack and pinion
WheelsLightweight Magnesium Alloy Wheels
- front8.5 x 18 inches
- rear13 x 18 inches
Front Tires235/35ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero
Rear Tires335/30ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero

FrontIndependent wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers, electronically controlled shock absorbers
RearIndependent wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers, electronically controlled shock absorbers

TypeDouble hydraulic circuit, four self-ventilated discs with LUCAS VARITY ABS system
Front355 mm ventilated discs
Caliperspistons 2 40 mm + 2 44 mm
Rear355mm ventilated discs
Caliperspistons 2 40 mm + 2 44 mm
HandbrakeMechanical on the rear wheels

Wheelbase2650 mm
Overall Length4470 mm
Width2040 mm
Overall Width (including side mirrors)2200 mm
Overall Height1105 mm
Front Track1610 mm
Rear Track1650 mm
Ground Clearancen/a
Weight1625 kg

Fuel Tank26.4 U.S. Gallons / 100 lt
Cooling Circuit15 lt.
Engine Oil (total capacity)13 lt.

Top Speed330 kph / 205 mph
0-62mph (100 km/h)3.95sec
Fuel Consumption
- Highway
- City



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