Road Tests Real world tests of Diablo VT vs SV

0-60mph

Diablo VT
3.4 s
Diablo SV
3.85 s

Top speed

Diablo VT
204 mph
Diablo SV
203 mph

0-100mph

Diablo VT
8.4 s
Diablo SV
8.5 s

1/4 mile

Diablo VT
11.8 s
Diablo SV
11.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Diablo VT

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Diablo VT

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Faster to 60mph 3.4 s vs 3.85 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
Front view of Lamborghini Diablo SV

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Diablo SV

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,366 lb vs 3,575 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Diablo VT  vs
SV 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 275,400 238,000
Year 2001 1999
Highest auction price $138k, January 2010 $160k, January 2001

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.6 lb/hp 6.28 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 7,100 RPM 536 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 459 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 446 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,000 cc 5,700 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.7:1 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.31 in 3.43 in / 3.15 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Diablo VT  vs
SV 
Top speed 204 mph 203 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 3.4 s 3.85 s
0-100mph 8.4 s 8.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / 4WD with Viscous Traction Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 2.81:1 2.53:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,575 lb 3,366 lb
Width 80.3 in 80.3 in
Height 43.5 in 43.9 in
Length 176 in 175.9 in
Front track width 63.4 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 104.3 in
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