1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV 5.7 litre
Noisy, scary and outrageous - don't drive it more than once a week or it will drive you insane!
Airconditioning useless - like I really care?
Front wheel bearings needed replacing - but they were a bargain at 800 GBP compared to 9500 GBP for supply and fitment of a new front bumper!
Car very quick - in a straight line; but easily upset by bumps at high speed (160+) and it gets scary.
Brakes ineffective, at best, and downright scary in the wet. At Spa, I was seeing Jesus so often at the end of the straight that I started to use him as a braking marker.
Cabin very noisy and hot - serves me right for getting the sports exhaust. Ear defenders needed for anything more than a 10 mile trip.
Overall, it gets beaten on the track by 355s and is actually slower in normal use than the NSX. I wouldn't change it though because it looks so silly. And it's purple metalflake.
I wouldn't get another because the dealer service has been APPALLING since Lambo UK changed ownership - 8 months to change a wing and fuel tank, after a minor bump?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th April, 2001
12th Jun 2001, 08:56
30th Jun 2001, 04:26
Hehe, my 98 SV is similar :) But who'd swap it? Interestingly, I owned an NSX previous to the Diablo.
12th Jul 2001, 01:28
Oh dear, how much did you guys have 2 pay for them?
28th Jul 2001, 05:59
I'd buy a house instead.
18th Aug 2001, 11:30
You paid so much!! But you won't even buy the car again? Were you allowed to test drive it before you spent half a mill?