Lovers of 1990s supercars – get smarter! A rare Lambo with an impeccable history will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s.
In 1998, one of the roughest versions of the Diablo without a roof was presented – the SV Roadster with rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission. Its 5.7-liter engine had a power of 390 kW (530 hp) and a torque of 605 Nm, the removal of the front differential brought a reduction in weight and price (by about 12 percent). The front brake discs had a diameter of 355 millimeters and improved brake pads bit into them, there was ABS and a nose lift system for crossing bumps.
However, doubts about the viability of rear wheels led to the termination of the SV Roadster project in this form after the construction of only one prototype. But the production model was created thanks to Emanuele Conforti, the owner of the Lamborghini Touring Auto store in Milan. He requested the production directly from the executive director of the car company, Vittorio Di Capua – the result is this piece with the chassis number WLA12960.
It rolled off the lines in Sant’Agata Bolognese on April 6, 1998. The specification couldn’t have been more beautiful – Roadster Giallo yellow paint, Torpedo Nero interior, exposed matte carbon, extra wing and side intakes, plus the famous coupe decals… The car went in 2001 to the owner in Germany, after which it was passed on to various Lamborghini collectors. It has now traveled 42,842 kilometers and is due for a major service, including new shoes with a mileage of up to 500 km. Right now it is in the RM Sotheby’s auction in Germany, it can be sold for more than 14 million crowns.
Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the sports car company in 1963 as a competitor to brands such as Ferrari.
After declaring bankruptcy and changing ownership, Lamborghini was taken over by Chrysler in 1987. It has been owned by Audi (Volkswagen Group) since 1998.
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