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The six best cars from Supercar Sunday

The six best cars from Supercar Sunday

Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota

This is indeed a very special car. The Diablo SE30 was a competitive, more powerful rear-drive version of the regular Diablo, built to celebrate 30 years since Lamborghini’s founding, of which only 150 were made. The SE30 Jota was a little more extreme.

It had wider wheels, a larger rear wing, a more aggressive nose and two huge intakes on the roof for the engine. On the inside, you’d be fine with two leather-trimmed carbon fiber seats, no air conditioning, racing harnesses, a six-speed manual transmission and, if you so wished, a full roll cage. Of those 150 SEs, only 28 got the Jota treatment, and of those only 12 or 15 cars got the upgrades at the Lamborghini factory itself. The biggest talking point, however, has to be the engine, a 5.7-liter V12 with a lighter crankshaft, new cams, a reprogrammed ECU and a louder, more free-flowing exhaust. The result was 603 hp (445 kW), compared to the standard Diablo’s 492 hp (362 kW). Oh, and it also weighed 113 kg less than the regular car.