23rd Sep 2001, 16:47
Imagine the insurance on those cars? Not only paying the huge price tag, but some guy in my town had one and insurance was up around 50 grand a YEAR! Unbelievable, but if I had the money, I'd park it right next to my Bentley. :-D
17th May 2002, 15:54
Ahh well, rather a lot of money to spend on a car... Think of the starving people in Africa... But hey, if u've got it... ;)
23rd Oct 2002, 17:58
I'm 15 in march 2003 and the diablo VT roadster has been my dream car since I've been 8.I like to believe I will get one, one day as I want to become a pilot in the future. Do you think it is possible for me to get one and how did you get yours?
22nd Dec 2002, 06:02
Don't forget the 15k rice import would not do anything like 200mph and would not be stable under hard braking or cornering.
23rd Feb 2003, 05:22
For one, no $15,000 rice burner with everything stock is going to beat a Lamborghini.
Now if you take a $15,000 rice burner and add $12,000 worth of upgrades to the engine and transmission including nitrous (like they use on those videos) and yes it will win. But you could make the same improvements to a Lamborghini to make it go faster. But why? 'Cause when it all goes wrong and you've blown your engine and trashed your car you've only wasted $27,000. With the Lamborghini you've just blown $200,000.
What I would like to see is one of those drag racing rice burns on a road with some turns in it, because that's what the Lamborghini is made for.
It's like comparing a dragster to a stock-car.
9th Jun 2003, 10:25
What I don't understand is why people are comparing a $200,000+ car to a $15,000 car. They are completely different. If you buy a Lambo, yes you get it because it's a monster anywhere (road, track, off-road maybe? jk) but its more of a status symbol. Honestly, which would you look at more, a lambo driving by, or the rice rocket? Any car can be fast with enough mods. It takes a truly fast car to do 200 mph stock.
3rd Mar 2004, 13:32
Whoever mentioned about the Lamborgini < Civic thing is a kid. That's just hilarious.
14th May 2004, 09:19
It doesn't really matter cause you see... you are not the single person who owns the single (out of 80 in the whole world) Diablo GT in north America. And even that car is non US-legal it can only be used in tracks or shows.
4th Apr 2005, 15:57
To the commentor above complaining about the uncomfortable seats. They are not at all uncomfortable in this model. The only problem is if you are above 6'2" then you must enter the car in a nearly sideways position.
27th Nov 2005, 19:46
I don't believe that racing a stocked super car would be completely pointless, not when you have one yourself. Nor do I think that a Honda Civic could compete with any super car. There would have to be some serious work put into the car for this to happen. Where the Diablo has a mid-engine, giving it more weight on the rear wheels = more traction and a more efficient transfer of power to the rear wheels. Where as a front engine doesn't. For Civic to even challenge a Diablo, you would have to in turn, change it into a super car. If I were to challenge a Diablo, I would look to the Ford GT. Sure the Diablo has 30 HP more, but then it has 50 to a 100 G's more work put in to it. Hence, You get what you pay for.
5th Dec 2005, 20:32
OK, who ever thinks a Civic could beat a Diablo is ignorant.
If you put like 20 grand worth of upgrades under the hood of the Civic, you would have a unreliable POS that mabey would be able to beat the Diablo in a straight line, but when it comes to turns, the Civic would be smoked.