Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota
This is a very special car indeed. The Diablo SE30 was a competition orientated, more powerful rear-driven version of the regular Diablo built to celebrate 30 years since Lamborghini’s foundation, of which only 150 were made. The SE30 Jota was something more extreme.
It had wider wheels, a larger rear wing, more aggressive nose and two huge intakes on the roof for the engine. On the inside, you’d fine two leather-clad carbon-fibre seats, no air-conditioning, racing harnesses, a six-speed manual and, if you wanted it, a full roll cage. Of those 150 SEs just 28 were given the Jota treatment, and of those only 12 or 15 cars were given the upgrades at the Lamborghini factory itself. The biggest talking point, though, has to be the engine, a 5.7-litre V12 with a lighter crankshaft, new cams, a reprogrammed ECU and a louder, more free-flowing exhaust. The result of that was 603PS (445kW), up from the standard Diablo’s 492PS (362 kW). Oh, and it weighed 113kg less than the regular car, too.