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post #1 of 21 Old 01-05-2010, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All

A happy new year and all the best for 2010!!!

Yesterday I drove a Lamborghini Diablo for the first time. I have wanted to do that since I was 15 years old when it was first launched.

It was a 1994 VT that has been converted back to 2wd by the Lambo agents and has a sports exhaust that is completely manic!

I was blown away how quick it is. I expected it to be quick but as with many older cars, not as quick as they made out way back then. It is completely mad and I must say that I really can see myself owning one down the line in addition to my 308 and 930.

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Quite interesting. I drive an early Diablo a few years ago and found it near undriveable. Horrible visibility and extremely physical.
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Hi Boxer

I actually found the physicality of it the part that I really like. You really haveto drive it! For me the interesting part was that whilst it certainly isn't small it didn't feel as big as I expected it to.

Also, the car is quite "cammy" - I didn't expect that at all.

It is the first car that I have driven in a while that when I got out I was shaking. I can only imagine what an F40 must be like to pilot and I would really like to try a Testarossa for comparison.

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How did the Diablo compare to the Countach to drive Mike?

A drive in a Testarossa and your thoughts compared to the Diablo would also be interesting.

How many Diablo's were produced?
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How many Diablo's were produced?
2,884 altogether over its 11 year production run
(Ref.: http://www.autozine.org/Classiccar/h...ni/Diablo.html)

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Thanks IPF for the link to a great article on a fascinating Lamborghini. With prices of the Miura in the stratosphere and the early Countach's seeming to follow suit, the Diablo could be a good buy. Or it may remain in the shadows of the earlier Countach and later Murcielago much as the Testarossa seems to remain in the shadows of the earlier BB and later 512TR and 512M?
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Hi Boxer

I actually found the physicality of it the part that I really like. You really haveto drive it! For me the interesting part was that whilst it certainly isn't small it didn't feel as big as I expected it to.

Also, the car is quite "cammy" - I didn't expect that at all.

It is the first car that I have driven in a while that when I got out I was shaking. I can only imagine what an F40 must be like to pilot and I would really like to try a Testarossa for comparison.

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I don't mind the physical (actually quite like it re a BB), just found the Diablo more just plain brutal. Could not get it to "flow" on the road. Found everything was a fight.
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Diablos can also be quite fun when driven slowly.



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I actually have a phrase for driving a diablo. i call it "sawing wood". anyone that has driven one for awhile will know exactly what I'm saying.

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Hi Boxer

I actually found the physicality of it the part that I really like. You really haveto drive it! For me the interesting part was that whilst it certainly isn't small it didn't feel as big as I expected it to.

Also, the car is quite "cammy" - I didn't expect that at all.

It is the first car that I have driven in a while that when I got out I was shaking. I can only imagine what an F40 must be like to pilot and I would really like to try a Testarossa for comparison.

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I was fortunate enough to get a ride in one and park it in front of my home. What a ride. But, the seats were a llittle bit wet and sticky.

BTW, I don't think the TR is in the same class w/the Lambo (I own a TR).

If I could clear it w/the wife (and had the garage space) I'd put a blue/white VT in the coral.

You are a very lucky person to have driven one
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Hi guys

Thanks for all the comments.

I can actually understand the "saw" comparison and agree with the statement that driving the car is a constant fight, but the Countach in my opinion seemed far more so.

I really would love to drive a Testarossa to compare.
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Quite interesting. I drive an early Diablo a few years ago and found it near undriveable. Horrible visibility and extremely physical.
Those are the exact attributes that appeal to the diehards, Boxer. It is macho, it is avante garde (sp ?). w/ smiles Jimmy
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Yesterday I drove a Lamborghini Diablo for the first time. I have wanted to do that since I was 15 years old when it was first launched.
I'm right there. After driving my sister's Viper I had my American muscle fix. The Lambo is exotic road candy. Driving a Diablo would be Sooo hot!

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I have driven the viper and the diablo back to back. you would be surprised what a POS the viper feels like in comparison. sorry viper guys.(and gals)

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I have driven the viper and the diablo back to back. you would be surprised what a POS the viper feels like in comparison. sorry viper guys.(and gals)
Can't wait to drive a Lambo but no one in the racing world seems to have one???

Finesse is everything.
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Can't wait to drive a Lambo but no one in the racing world seems to have one???
Interesting point, I can't think of a single F1 driver who owns a Lambo.
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Can't wait to drive a Lambo but no one in the racing world seems to have one???
You may be socializing with the wrong crowd ? w/ smiles Jimmy
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