1998 Lamborghini Diablo

Pregunta Speedster V12

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1998
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Stealth Dassault Jet fighter paint
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1998: As a swansong of the Italian Era of Lamborghini, a new concept-car is presented in Geneva, an outrageous Speedster, based on a modified Lamborghini factory development car : The Pregunta - a Spanish name, in the Lamborghini tradition - is an awsome aesthetical statement that inspired Supercars of the XXIst century, but also a fully functional prototype with a claimed top speed of 333 km/h.

The Pregunta V12 was presented at the 1998 Paris Motor Show, and in 1999 in Geneva. This V12 Diablo-powered concept-car combines advanced technology with animal beauty, and period state-of-the-art specs with 530 HP (a Ferrari F50 has only 520 !...), enabling less than 20 s. for the standing kilometre.

One single example of the Pregunta exists, hand-built in compliance with a contract between Lamborghini, and the Carrozzeria Studio Heuliez-Torino in Italy, headed by ex-Bertone Director Marc Deschamps.
Deschamps, successor of Scaglietti and Gandini at Bertone (from 1976 to 1995) previously designed the Lamborghini Athon concept-car. The contract for the Pregunta stipulates that the design of the future concept-car should be approuved by Lamborghini before being presented publicly, and also that the design could not be sold to any other Company, thus preserving the possibility for the Factory to put the car in production..

With its aggressive aircraft inspiration, this prototype could have become a "Hyper-Lamborghini ", topping the Diablo as a most exclusive high-end sports car. Compared to the Diablo, the structure is a lighter and more straight-forward rear wheel drive, and radiators have moved to the front. The style of the Pregunta is exceptionally rich, innovative, a breakthrough from anything seen before. It set the trend that inspired Bugatti and Pagani among others.

We acquired this fabulous prototype directly from those who built it, so the Pregunta has never been in private hands since its inception and construction.

The Pregunta is actually one of the ultra-rare Classic Lamborghini "one-offs". Designed, engineered and hand-made in Italy this open-top spectacular two-seater is ready to shine in any important Collection and in famous Concours d’Elegance like Villa d’Este, but also to be driven fast and enjoyed.

An unrepeatable opportunity to own a piece of History of a legendary constructor. One-of-one, fully functional, the Pregunta has recently been shipped by Lamborghini to Sant'Agata to be exhibited in the Lamborghini Museum.

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