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Spotlight: Lamborghini Diablo GT1 Stradale

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Most of you are familiar with the GT1 version of the Porsche 911, a road-going racing car built back in the heyday of super cars in Le Mans 24 hours to comply with the regulations calling for such a thing by the FIA. What you may now know is that Lamborhgini had had a go at creating a car like that, too. It’s called Lamborghini Diablo GT1 Stradale and the reason you may now have heard of it is probably because there’s only two of them in existence.

Now one of these Lamborghini Diablo GT1 Stradale models have become available for sale at an Italian dealership called Mistral Motors at an undisclosed price, and it gives us a good excuse to take a look back at this awesome creation built in 1997 in collaboration with French racing firm SAT (Signes Advanced Technology).

Just like that Porsche, the Diablo GT1 is a road-going version of a racing car which is itself based on a road car. So as you’d expect, it is very fast and very powerful compared to the standard model, and what’s more, it looks a helluva lot scarier. The Stradale features an entirely new aero kit, each bit of which is massive, and it comes with exclusive design features such as weirdest rear wing incorporating air ducts.


Lamborghini Diablo GT1 Stradale Technical Specs (via LamboCars):

Type : Lamborghini Diablo 132 GT1
Years built : 1997
Production : 2
Type of car : Two door coupe, single seater GT race car, horizontally hinged doors
Bodywork : Carbon Fiber
Chassis : Steel chassis, weight : 190 Kg
Designed by : Signes Advanced Technology
Built by : Signes Advanced Technology
Wheelbase : 2695 mm (106 in)
Overall length : 4705 mm (185 in)
Overall width : 2040 mm (80.3 in)
Overall height : 1004 mm (39.5 in)
Front track : 1694 mm (66.6 in)
Rear track : 1670 mm (65.5 in)
Front overhang : 980 mm (38.5 in)
Rear overhang : 1030 mm (40.5 in)
Weight : 1050 Kg. (2500 Lbs)
Distribution : 47/53 % front / rear
Engine type : modified V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted (longitudinal), rear wheel drive
Cyl. Capacity : 5994 cc
Bore & stroke : 87 x 84 mm
Compr. ratio : 11.0:1
Max. power : 655 Bhp at 7500 Rpm
Max. torque : 70 Kg-m at 5500 rmp
Engine weight : 210 Kg. (500 Lbs)
Drive train : 6-Speed sequential gearbox TGTA-200 by Hewland
Brakes : All-wheel Brembo/AP cross drilled/ventilated disk brakes with 6 calipers on the front and 4 calipers on the rear ones.
Front tyre size : Michelin 275/40 – 18, Dunlop 20/655 – 18
Rear tyre size : Michelin 345/35 – 18, Dunlop 330/710 – 18
Wheel type : OZ-Racing aluminium light-alloy central locking type, 18 inch
Clutch : AP Triple plate carbon.

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