This is from before Volkswagen entered the fray.
Lamborghini may engineer some of the craziest and most flamboyant supercars out there today, but the automaker was truly extraordinary before Volkswagen took over in 1999. This then, may be the last of the purebred Lamborghinis ever built. This Lamborghini Diablo SV is believed to be the last ever Diablo SV to roll off the production line, making it even more of a rare animal. The orange-tinted pearl-red Diablo SV is up for auction through Silverstone Auctions next month at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show.
This specific supercar was completed on December 21 in 1999 and bears the license plate “V12 SVR.” The Diablo SV has only covered 32,000 miles and looks to be in pristine condition. The incredible exterior paint job is highlighted by the supercar’s gray and black interior with Alcantara. While the interior and exterior of the supercar look amazing, the real highlight of the Diablo SV is its 5.7-liter V12 that makes 530 hp—more than the original variant at 490 hp. Just like iconic Lamborghinis that have come before the Diablo SV, there are gorgeous vents, and an enormous wing. No flappy paddle nonsense here, this beast has a proper 5-speed manual transmission. The Diablo SV is expected to go for between $217K and $246K.