Unfinished Lamborghini Diablo Replica Doesn't Even Have An Engine

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It doesn't have any seats either.

This month saw the return of the iconic Lamborghini Countach as a revived poster-car for the 21st century. Limited to only 112 units, the reborn Countach blends retro styling with modern tech from the Sian, and the result is spectacular. Despite costing $2.3 million, the new Lamborghini Countach is already sold out.

Given the high demand, we can't help but wonder if Lamborghini plans to revive any other nameplates. After the Countach became one of the most iconic supercars in the 1980s, Lamborghini's next flagship supercar was the Diablo, which celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year. Used examples are not cheap - a rare Lamborghini Diablo SV Monterey Edition sold for $235,000 earlier this year.

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Alternatively, a Lamborghini Diablo replica is currently for sale in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Facebook Marketplace for $30,000, but the project clearly isn't finished. For starters, it doesn't have an engine. The Diablo replica is based on a custom tubular chassis designed to fit a mid-mounted BMW V12 engine, which isn't included with the sale. Yes, that means you'll need to source one yourself and find out if it fits.

To be fair, this could be a convincing Diablo replica when it's finished. If the carbon fiber front fenders look authentic, that's because they are sourced from an original Diablo, while the remaining body panels replicate the size and shape of the original.

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Other components are sourced from a variety of manufacturers. The suspension arms came from a C5 Corvette, while the rear brakes are sourced from a C7 Corvette and the electric power steering rack is taken from a Chevrolet Camaro. There is also an Alfa Romeo steering column, a Subaru pedal set, a Diablo GTR hood and side skirts, and an Aventador drive-by wire gas pedal. Inside, the interior replicates the dashboard replicates the design of the original Diablos, but forget any creature comforts - there aren't even any seats.

Considering the stage of this build, $30,000 seems like a high asking price. Clearly, it's going to need a lot of work to get this Diablo replica up and running. But if you're up for the challenge and have the time, money, and resources, this could be a fun build project.

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