That Was Fast: Lamborghini Diablo Ends Up In A Ditch Shortly After Being Bought

A Lamborghini Diablo has been destroyed after crashing in Sydney, Australia earlier this week. Images first posted on the ‘Australia Crash Investigation Unit’ Facebbook page show the aftermath of the accident and assert that the owner had purchased the classic Italian supercar recently.

The driver allegedly lost control of the Diablo while driving along Fowler Road in Illawong, South Sydney, and the car speared off the road and slid down an embankment. Much of the damage appears to be on the front end, where the hood has been mangled and the windshield wrecked. Serious damage has been also been sustained by the roof, doors, and one of the rear quarter panels.

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It is unknown what caused the driver to lose control, but an old-school, V12-powered supercar with lots of grunt and its engine mounted behind the passenger cell demands respect and knowing what you’re doing at all times, or else it’ll bite – hard. While the Diablo itself was destroyed and allegedly deemed a write-off, the owner and passenger luckily escaped serious injury.

The Diablo in question appears to be one of the original, pre-facelift examples. If that’s the case, its naturally-aspirated 5.7-liter V12 has (or rather had, as it’ll probably never run again) 485 HP and 428 lb-ft (580 Nm) of torque. It also means that, in contrast to the all-wheel drive VT, which was introduced in 1993, it sent its power solely to the rear axle, which made it a handful when you decided to exploit the potential of that glorious twelve-cylinder.

Remember, that was the time before all the high-tech electronic nannies enabled you to push the right pedal to the floor with (relative) impunity. Goes to show that supercars have come a long, long way since then. And, of course, that it’s best to bear this in mind if you ever happen to get behind the wheel of an old-timer.


A driver was left distraught after losing control and writing off his $500,000 Lamborghini Diablo which careered five…

Gepostet von Australia crash investigation unit am Sonntag, 8. September 2019

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  • Mr. EP9

    Tsk, tsk, tsk

    • db

      No worries, a good body shop can buff that out….

  • Paulbe

    Dream, meet reality.

  • Denzel

    People are driving off the road now a days in sports cars and supercars but not in SUVs “I’m trolling”

  • Zandit75

    If he paid that much for the car, why didn’t he look at a new Huracan?

    • Matt

      Because the Diablo was his dream Lambo?

      • Zandit75

        The Countach is mine, but if the price was that high, I’d certainly be looking at the new models as an option.

        • Bob

          You and he are different people.

          The Diablo is likely more of a collector’s car. It also may not have depreciated like a brand new Lambo, who knows.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      Uh, probably because he wanted a Diablo, not a Huracan. They are very different cars and I highly doubt that anyone looking to buy a Diablo would even consider a Huracan as an option.

  • Bo Hanan

    -but the engine is ok, right?…

  • benT

    Lost his marbles too.

  • Callanish

    Insurance form claim : Got distracted by a wallaby.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Should have get acquainted with it a bit first. But who can blame him with so much fun in your hands! It’s forgivable overall.

  • Porkopolis

    Rule #1: 1990’s supercars don’t handle like 2010’s supercars. Not a bit.

  • Bash

    Oh Thats why people who buy super cars should not drive them and put them in a glass box or something. “I’m trolling” lol

  • Stephen G

    Too bad money can’t buy you brains.

  • ChrisInIL

    Oy oy oy?

  • Aeromann

    I think the problem was between the steering wheel and the seat. Am I right?

  • Big X

    Minor scratches. No biggy

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