This manual Diablo VT 6.0 was Lamborghini’s official press car and was driven by legendary test driver Valentino Balboni. Do you want to be the next to tame this wild bull? He stands next to Oaken Lovers, snoring.
Lamborghini’s history is so full of legendary sports cars that it takes a global design icon to surpass models like the Miura and Countach. However, the Diablo has long been considered the secret star of Lamborghini’s roster of successful cars, combining a low silhouette, as if drawn with a single stroke of a pen, with the sleek, clear body surfaces that are typical of cars designed around the car. Turn of the millennium. Here at Classic Driver, we really love Diablo. So when this Diablo VT 6.0 came up for sale at O’Kane Lavers, we were immediately impressed.
As one of only 416 Diablo VT 6.0s believed to have been built, this 2000 model automatically claims rarity, but its provenance gives it even greater significance. The Diablo in Grigio Antares was actually a Lamborghini for journalists, customers, and test cars for advertising purposes. This meant that none other than legendary hot tire specialist, Valentino Balboni, was often behind the wheel giving this bull a challenging ride. You can also find his signature on the center armrest!
Accompanied by the original papers, title, warranty card, service documentation and tool bag, this VT shows just 7,497 kilometers on the odometer since it left the factory in Sant’Agata. It received an update from the Italian sports car company Berlinetta Motors in 2022. Before that, in 2020, there was a meeting between Valentino Balboni and chassis 12408 and he gave the Diablo his blessing. This Diablo was previously housed in a private German collection alongside a stunning 997-series Porsche 911 GT2 as well as a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 280 SL “Pagoda” and a Lamborghini Islero S in matching numbers – all of which are currently for sale at Okan Lovers. If you share our enthusiasm for the Lamborghini Diablo and would like to place one of the most outstanding examples in your garage, you should definitely contact O’Kane Lovers!
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