Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod

The Lamborghini Diablo is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic sports cars in automobile history. Despite it being a product of the 90s, the aesthetic and power remain relevant today. The tech, including the material, however, is not. Enters Emanuel Colombini, the President of Italian furniture and design giant Colombini Group, who decided to breathe a new life into his childhood dream car.

Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod

The result is what you see here, the Eccentrica, a Lamborghini Diablo restomod. The donor car is the legendary Lamborghini Diablo First Edition. Eccentrica undertook a comprehensive approach to improve the car’s mechanics and performance, preserving its spirit and the car’s analog feel while optimizing the power delivery.

It remains faithful to the original even on the inside. While remaining period correct, the overall look and feel of the cabin have been elevated by swapping plastic for high-quality materials and “completely reviewing the ergonomics and user experience”.

The final car is something that looks decidedly neo-retro, IMHO. It looks like the original and yet it somehow feels contemporary. The car is, in Eccentrica’s own words, “bold, daring, unapologetic.”

Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod

Under the hood, it is powered by a 5,707cc V12 60° engine that now produces slightly more power and torque than the original with 550 horsepower and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft). It uses the same I.E. Multipoint fuel injection as the original but it now benefits from specific calibration. It further boasts new distribution and camshafts, and it now has a dry sump.

The transmission has been upgraded too, to a 6-speed stick shifter with a close ratio gearbox, paired with a dry single-disc hydraulic clutch and a limited-slip differential. The works enable the new old Diablo to a quicker 0-100 (62 mph) sprint in 3.8 seconds (as opposed to 4.1) and a tad higher top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph) (vs. 325 km/h or 202 mph).

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It can come to a halt quicker too, pulling from 100 (62 mph) to a complete stop in 34 meters (112 feet) – thanks to the Brembo system comprising 380 mm front and 345 mm rear steel discs and 6-pod front and 4-pod rear calipers. The steering is still rack and pinion but it is hydraulically assisted.

Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod

Meanwhile, the double wishbone suspension setup is boosted by arms and knuckles in an aluminum alloy 7075 CNC milled strut with an adaptive adjustable hydraulic damper and anti-roll bar. That’s for both front and back, btw. There is a bunch of others, including reinforced and stiffened body structure and updated bodywork which also includes new materials like carbon fiber, for example.

The reworked bodywork resulted in slightly different dimensions. The new Diablo is 23 mm shorter at 4,437 mm, 103 mm wider at 2,143 mm, and is 9 mm taller, at 1,105 mm. The front and rear tracks have been widened too. They are now 130 mm and 160 mm wider than the original at 1,670 mm, and 1,800 mm, respectively. It also weighs a little less. At 1,590 kg (3,505 lbs), it is now 35 kg (77 lbs) lighter than the original.

The restomod Diablo rolls on forged aluminum wheels that measure 19 inches in diameter and are wrapped in 255/30 R19 front and 325/30 R19 rear Pirelli Trofeo race tires.

Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod

The price of the Eccentrica restomod starts at €1,200,000 (about US$1,325,242), and it will require a lead time of 16-18 months.

After making its debut in Italy and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Eccentrica will continue its launch in the USA with stops at Monterey Car Week in August, New York, and Miami in September and October.

Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod
Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod
Eccentrica Lamborghini Diablo Restomod

Images: Eccentrica.