But what happens when water and electricity mix?
Here's the good news: you can get a great price on this rare 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT right now. At the time of this writing, the highest bid on salvage auction site Copart was $27,750. But the keyword in that previous sentence was 'salvage.' You see, this retired raging bull suffers from extensive flood damage, although it can't be seen from the outside or inside.
Unfortunately, details of what exactly happened are not available, other than when Copart attempted to start up the supercar the odometer readings proved to be inaccurate because of the shot electrical system. The water must have flowed in slowly and cooked the system. It's a darn shame because only 100 Diablo VT Roadsters were built that year. At the time, Lamborghini had just been purchased by the Volkswagen Group, meaning the Italian company was not the money-making machine it's become today with its current lineup consisting of the Huracan Evo, Aventador, and Urus.
Its production facilities were also significantly smaller then, thus making it far less capable of churning out higher production figures. Remember, this was before the likes of the Gallardo and Murcielago debuted. In fact, the Diablo was originally designed when Lamborghini was still owned by Chrysler Corporation, who infamously softened Marcello Gandini's original design.
This Satin Blue example comes powered by a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V12 with 530 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission sends power to all four wheels.
A 0-60 mph time reportedly happens in less than four seconds while top speed is 196 mph. It's going to take a lot of work, time, and money to get this Diablo VT back up to working order. Typically, a Diablo VT will easily run for around $250,000, if not more depending on condition. There's only one day left until this auction ends so if you're interested, you'd better head on over to Copart and place a bid. Time is money, after all.