- 2019 Kyoto
The Diablo project took shape as early as 1985, when Lamborghini hired Eng. Luigi Marmiroli with the mission of designing a new model destined to replace the fabulous Countach, produced between 1974 and 1990 in over 2,200 units, and goes on through alternating phases for five years. After the release of the first images in the specialized press in the summer of 1989, the marketing of the first copies started in January 1990, at the base price of 240,000 dollars, or about 350 million lire at the time. The original design by Marcello Gandini is judged too aggressive by the Chrysler managers, who in 1987 bought the Lamborghini from the Franco-Lebanese brothers Mimran. Marcello Gandini then agrees to collaborate with the Chrysler Style Center, directed by Tom Gal, for the creation of the definitive model, and to put his signature on all production vehicles.