A very special 1999 Diablo SV is heading towards the auction block these days, with much of the fan base probably rejoicing since this is considered exactly the last “true” models born from the Italian stablemate.
And we’re emphasizing on the last since the reason it’s so special (and called the last authentic Lamborghini) is the fact that is widely believed this to be the final unit that left the plant in Sant’Agata before Volkswagen took full control of the brand. Also, this is exactly the final Diablo SV that has been produced and also the last Diablo to have been brought over to the United Kingdom through official channels. Lamborghini finished manufacturing of this example on December 21, 1999 and since then the odometer has only clocked a nudge over 32,000 miles (51,500 kilometers). Silverstone Auctions, who is responsible for the sale, says the right-hand drive unit is also believed to be the only one painted in a Pearl Red/Orange combination and features a grey/black interior clad in leather and Alcantara.
The model is also in great mechanical shape since it has come up from a complete chassis and suspension restoration pack that cost more than £10,000 ($14,555) a while back in 2013. Grimaldi Engineering that year also took care of a full geometry analysis and early this year the model was again serviced. And what we have here is a monster pushing 523 horsepower (390 kilowatts) form the 5.7-liter V12 engine, allowing the SV to reach 60 miles (96 kilometers) per hour in 3.9 seconds.