What would the Lamborghini Diablo look like if it was designed today?
The Lamborghini Diablo is a supercar classic. The car, particularly in VT trim, signified a radical departure from the absolutely wacky Countach and was the first Lamborghini to get all-wheel-drive, something that most modern Lambos are known for. Today, cars like the Huracan and Sian are just as crazy as the Countach was, so what if the Diablo had only been launched now? How would the shape of a car from yesteryear lend itself to the design language of today?
YouTuber TheSketchMonkey is an avid car enthusiast and wanted to find out, so he digitally rendered his vision of a modern Diablo using cues from current cars like the Huracan Evo.
The artist uses some of the common features on current Lamborghinis to bring the design to the present, including a new rear end that naturally aims to integrate the Y-pattern of most current Lambos into the design. The rear end is now dominated by a full-width taillight bar that is mounted on a honeycomb grille, while the shelf of a rear bumper is sharpened and redesigned to feature a multi-slat diffuser that enhances visual width and darkens the whole tail of the car. Despite these radical changes, some things were kept original, including the profile and overall shape of the car and its wheels, which are just as timeless as the car itself.
The side intake below the driver's door was also tweaked for a sharper crease, while the twin-exit exhaust outlets that are a common feature on cars like the aforementioned Huracan Evo also spice things up at the back. As impressive as the overall look is, it doesn't feel especially cohesive, but that's always a possibility when blending two completely different styles of design. Still, it does look outrageous, and that's what Lamborghini design has always been about. Breaking the rules and challenging the norm is what Lambos just do, and although we doubt we'll ever see anything like this in production, we're happy to be able to see the possibilities.