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Friday, January 3, 2020

A special-made Diablo figure that maybe you've never heard of before

Supercar appearance which is certainly going to amaze the world's automotive enthusiasts. Moreover, what will be discussed this time is the figure of the raging bull logoed supercar known as the Lamborghini Diablo. This cool supercar is made by Lamborghini, one of Italy's premium car manufacturers based in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. Although this is not the latest bull figure, Lambo Diablo still deserves to be included in the cool supercars to date.
2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant designed by Joan Fercí and built by the Automobiles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2u40ePg)
Just info, the Lamborghini Diablo is a mid-engined sports car made by the raging bull logoed automotive manufacturer from 1990 to 2001 and was replaced by Lamborghini Murciélago. The name Diablo is taken from Spanish which means 'devil' or 'diavolo' in Italian. This car was made as a successor for the previous model, the Lamborghini Countach.

Noted, the Diablo is the first beast produced by Lamborghini that can reach a maximum speed of more than 200 miles per hour (320 kph). And until the end of its production period recorded 2,884 units of Diablo have been produced by the Italian manufacturer. And among the units produced, there is a variant that may rarely be seen by world automotive enthusiasts. Well, that's Lamborghini Diablo Coatl, a variant of Lamborghini Diablo that you may not have heard of before. Wanna see the Lamborghini L147 Zagato Canto concept?
Left side view of 2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rLDcMm)
This unique Lambo supercar is designed by Jorge Antonio Fernández García aka Joan Fercí, and completed built in 2000 by a company called Automobiles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA. after in 1995 obtained permission from the Automobili Lamborghini SpA. to build the Lamborghini variant and distribute it in Mexico, and throughout Latin America including the Caribbean. Even the South American company also said on its official website that they were allowed to build a limited series of special track-oriented models and even made their own concepts with Lamborghini components, which would later produce and named the Lamborghini Coatl.

Keeping in mind that the hand-finished feeling these special cars would have to offer, each and every Coatl would be finished according to the tastes and requirements made by the fortunate buyer. And according to workers at the Automobiles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA, the Coatl is not a factory prototype but that it was built with permission from the factory.
Dashboard view of 2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FeXbq0)
One of the most special ways that they produced the car and make it unique was the fact that the steering wheel is made specifically by a single craftsman with a size that is suitable and has been adjusted to the hand and fingers of the owner. Likewise, the pedals and seats are specially made to fit the actual owner. This seat will be made of the mold taken from the person who would be driving the Coatl, while the weight will also be taken into account when finishing the driver's seat.

Then the car's exterior paintwork is also done in accordance with the owner's wishes, which means there are no two Coatls the same. The paint specifically was made of 14 coats of the owner-selected-shades and depending on where the sun was in the sky during the daytime, and the tint of the paint can shift from an orange to a red color with a brown highlight. And continued to the color of the interior part which is covered with genuine leather would also be dyed on the owner’s demand and even this South American company also stitched in such a way the owner's name or initials on the carpet and the seats.
Rear view of 2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35kj3KV)
Furthermore, the shape of the headlamps looks strange and unique were covered units, while on the roof there's a single air intake which is mounted to pull air into the engine compartment, a treatment that also exists in the Diablo SV and the Diablo GT limited edition which giving it a rather track-focused appearance. The rear design looks a little strange, where the rear bumper unit is made into parts that seem to be separated by two inward curved shapes with a large twin exhaust pipe embedded into the bumper on the right and left outer sections, while a single central bumper was also in place.

The rear lights use design and similar color schemes used by Lexus on the IS series, a design that became notorious in the tuning market in Japan a few years later, seen today in all types of JDM tuners. With all these special body panels and personalized interiors, it is very strange that the wheels become a 17 inches standard unit taken from the Diablo SE30 model, it should be no problem to install 19 or even 20 inches wheels under this space-age body design, but maybe the owner who ordered this specific car probably liked it this way.

It took four years (from 1996 to 2000) to design and build the first Lamborghini Coatl, which was finally presented to the public in 2000 and named the Lamborghini Eros 2000. Those hard work results did not seem to be in vain, due to the top speed could be produced by this car no less than 385 kph (234 mph) and acceleration from rest to 100 kph (around 61 mph) in just 3.54 seconds, the engine is naturally tuned to get these numbers, with an output a power of 635 Bhp and an enlarged displacement of almost 6.3 Liters is needed! 

The performance numbers were huge in 20 years ago. The chassis has been modified from the normal Diablo VT and SV to overcome this much power, it was upgraded by using Chromium Molybdenum steel, notice that both the engine and chassis have been designed in England by none other than a company that you can trust, McLaren.
In 2000, when the car was first officially presented to the public, it caused quite a stir among the Lamborghini's fanatics and was seen as a love-or-hate design. Because according to them, Lamborghini Latinoamérica has transformed their precious Diablo into some weird blob of metal, the term they might use to describe the figure of the Lamborghini Diablo Coatl.

This is understandable because the design has always been a vital necessity for Lamborghini's hardcore fans, and if you have a bit of money left over and want to stand out against regular Murcielago and Huracan owners, this is definitely the way to do it.

But here’s the rub. Later in 2007, the Italian manufacturer has also stressed that no licence agreement exists to use the Lamborghini marque in South America. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARTHROTTLE]
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