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1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV a $600k Automotive Icon


This is a 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV and it is an iconic exotic car. The Diablo SV offers more than just the giant “SV” lettering; it has V12 power, a gated manual transmission, and insane styling. We are thrilled to be offering this Diablo SV for sale on CARS & BIDS!! Today I’m reviewing this Lamborghini Diablo and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’ll also get behind the wheel and review the driving experience.

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The SV is based on the standard Diablo and thus lacks the four-wheel drive system of the VT. A notable feature of the SV is an increase in power output to 517 PS 510 hp at 7,100 rpm and 580 N⋅m of torque at 5,900 rpm which, paired with the rear-wheel drive layout, can increase the likelihood of loss of traction during hard driving.

Despite its higher power output, the SV was priced as the entry-level model in the Diablo range, falling below the standard Diablo by a small margin. An adjustable rear spoiler was installed as standard equipment and could be color-matched to the car body or formed from carbon fibre.


Other exterior changes included black tail lamp surrounds, repositioned rear fog and reverse lamps as on the SE30, dual front fog lamps (rather than the quad style found on all previous models), an extra set of front brake cooling ducts, an engine lid similar to that installed on the Diablo SE30 Jota, and optional “SV” decals for the sides of the car. The SV also featured larger diameter front brakes (340 mm (13.4 in)) and a corresponding increase in front wheel size to 18 inches.