2001 Lamborghini Diablo

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of the 2001 Lamborghini Diablo. Base trim shown.

2001 Lamborghini Diablo Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
If any sports car on the market truly deserves the designation “supercar,” it’s the Italian-built Lamborghini Diablo. Known in its current form as the Diablo 6.0, the startling-looking two-seat coupe adopted a new 6.0-liter V-12 engine in 2000, as well as a number of other improvements: a new air conditioning system, wider front and rear track dimensions, a redesigned exhaust system, a new front bumper, new lightweight magnesium alloy wheels, and wider front and rear fenders. The driver’s seat was moved toward the center for a better driving position, and gauges were redesigned.

Partly because a Diablo sells for a whopping $265,000, only a handful are sold each year. Automotive News estimates that only 30 Lamborghinis were sold in the United States during 2000. Even though the model has been marketed for more than a decade after replacing the bizarrely shaped Countach, many people have never seen a Diablo on the street. But when they do, a Diablo is certain to grab the attention away from anything else passing by at the moment.

Once an independent company and later affiliated with other automakers, Lamborghini currently is owned by Audi AG. Although open roadsters have been offered in the past, the 2001 Diablo comes only as a closed coupe.



Exterior
About as long as a Ferrari 360 Modena, at 176 inches, the Diablo is 5 inches wider but stands only 43.5 inches tall — that’s 4 inches shorter than a Ferrari, which translates to considera...
Vehicle Overview
If any sports car on the market truly deserves the designation “supercar,” it’s the Italian-built Lamborghini Diablo. Known in its current form as the Diablo 6.0, the startling-looking two-seat coupe adopted a new 6.0-liter V-12 engine in 2000, as well as a number of other improvements: a new air conditioning system, wider front and rear track dimensions, a redesigned exhaust system, a new front bumper, new lightweight magnesium alloy wheels, and wider front and rear fenders. The driver’s seat was moved toward the center for a better driving position, and gauges were redesigned.

Partly because a Diablo sells for a whopping $265,000, only a handful are sold each year. Automotive News estimates that only 30 Lamborghinis were sold in the United States during 2000. Even though the model has been marketed for more than a decade after replacing the bizarrely shaped Countach, many people have never seen a Diablo on the street. But when they do, a Diablo is certain to grab the attention away from anything else passing by at the moment.

Once an independent company and later affiliated with other automakers, Lamborghini currently is owned by Audi AG. Although open roadsters have been offered in the past, the 2001 Diablo comes only as a closed coupe.



Exterior
About as long as a Ferrari 360 Modena, at 176 inches, the Diablo is 5 inches wider but stands only 43.5 inches tall — that’s 4 inches shorter than a Ferrari, which translates to considerable stooping when owners attempt to climb inside. Fortunately, instead of opening outward in the customary way, the Diablo’s doors swing upward in a scissorslike fashion. The narrow windows, especially at the rear, seriously restrict visibility.

Bodies are constructed mainly of carbon fiber, except for aluminum doors and a steel roof. The front bumper contains integrated air intakes for the Diablo’s brakes. Tires measure 18 inches in diameter. A rear spoiler is optional.



Interior
Diablos provide the look and feel of a racecar cockpit, with twin leather bucket seats complemented by carbon fiber and aluminum interior trim. The carbon fiber steering wheel has a leather grip, and the whole interior is lined in leather.



Under the Hood
Mounted behind the seats is a V-12 engine, which grew to a 6.0-liter displacement in 2000; in the U.S. trim, the V-12 develops 540 horsepower. Permanently engaged four-wheel drive with a “viscous traction” system is standard. The center-mounted shift lever for the five-speed-manual transmission is positioned asymmetrically, closer to the steering wheel than usual. Lamborghini claims that a Diablo can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph. That makes it the fastest production vehicle in the world.

Dual front airbags and all-disc antilock brakes are standard.

 
Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

One of the best supercars I have owned

by Gi Joe from Tinley Park, Illinois on June 23, 2011

I have owned plenty of super cars and late model Lamborghini,s have been the best. For a super car they do not require much in the way of maintance nor did I have any break downs during my ownership. ... Read full review

(4.0)

No many cars like this

by Obama from New York, NY on June 10, 2011

I have had three. The first one was a 88. All of them were great cars, but i think a little expensive. I come from a wealthly family and these cars were birthday gifts, so i did not have to compare ... Read full review

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Diablo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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