Do Lamborghini Diablos get any more desirable than this?
Jamiroquai front-man Jay Kay is well known for being an avid car collector, having owned everything from a Kermit Green LaFerrari, to a Lancia Delta Integrale. It’s no surprise, then, that exotic cars from his collection frequently feature in his music videos. If you’re a gearhead, it’s hard not to be distracted by the purple Lamborghini Diablo that prominently features in the video for the 1996 single 'Cosmic Girl'. One of the two Diablos that starred in the music video has now been listed for sale in the UK on AutoTrader with an astronomical asking price.
Just to make this 1996 Lamborghini Diablo even more desirable, it happens to be the limited edition SE30 model built to commemorate Lamborghini’s 30th anniversary; essentially a hardcore, track-focused version of the Diablo that was somehow still road legal. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s also finished in striking Viola Purple. Jay Kay’s Diablo SE30 is one of only 150 examples and is one of only 16 that were built in right-hand-drive, making it exceedingly rare. As well as receiving a facelift, the Diablo SE30’s 5.7-liter V12 had a power boost from 472 hp to 525 hp thanks to the car's tuned fuel system, magnesium intake manifolds, and free-flowing exhaust.
0-62 mph takes four seconds before the Diablo SE30 maxes out at 207 mph. This example has only been driven 17,266 miles and looks to be in immaculate condition. Even the 18-inch magnesium wheels are free of scratches or curb marks. The interior is just as eye-catching as the exterior, fitted with a blue suede finish and coated in carbon fiber trim. As for how much this stunning Diablo will set you back? Autotrader is listing it for an eye-watering 549,995 GBP (around $726,600), which is considerably more than a brand new Aventador S. The car-centric music video is a treat for gearheads, featuring a Ferrari F355 and F40 hurtling down mountain roads alongside the Diablo driven by Jay Kay.
Out of the two Diablos that were used in the video, the one listed for sale is the only surviving example – the other Diablo was written off in a crash during filming. This one didn’t survive the shoot unscathed, however. A falling camera smashed the windshield, but Jay Kay persevered and famously continued filming without a windshield.