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The best performance Diablo ever

  • '94SE

    Votes: 20 25.0%
  • '98/99 SV

    Votes: 20 25.0%
  • 6,0

    Votes: 40 50.0%

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Which do you think is the best all-out performance Diablo of all time? Street legal cars only of course.
 

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I voted 94se. With its weight, and underrated HP, a race car for the street. Of course handling and track wise, the 6.0 should rule, with the AWD.
 

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94 se with jota package. Light nimble and with traction control as good as it gets. Magnesium wheels, Track or street that is it. 6.0 is also a good performer, and good off the line. But, overall track usage would be the SE.
 

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Thanks Sean,

Exactly my point. That was a factory option of if I am not mistaken somewhere of 25000 dollar option for the SE. Despite some issues with the earlier diablos, that car doesnt have the weight of the 4wd and very light weight. That car just has the race factor in it for sure. As for handling, true, the 6.0 has the safety of 4wd. But, for the sake of argument, look at the racing lambos.... whether it may be diablo or murcie, 2wd. AND it has all the racing tricks with the variable length intake that necessitated the twin scoops that became signature in the SVs.
 

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Legalization

What will it take to legalize the SE JOTA?

Maybe somebody knows how to make a replica? The factory I hear will do whatever you ask them to do for money. If you have a car with a legal title/registration, you could in essence build a replica JOTA and specify even later model updates from the GT!
 

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If anything AJ. You need to tell us because you have had both cars and extensive experience with both cars.

What do you think? What are the pros and cons for each car?
 

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Al burtoni has a package like that doesnt he? I have seen that package on his american jota somewhere on the magazine. Maybe can purchase the parts from Lamborghini directly.... Also, to answer the diablo gt question of putting this package on, It was mainly to help with the breathing of the engine. Where as the GT-R has a ram air on top. If there was some mods to have a ram ram system on top of the GT, then it would beacoup hp gains. Maybe just buy some GTR parts and hop up a GT.... But all in all, SE30 has over 100 hp/liter. Isnt that the best? Especially from a v-12 that was built in 94... with 5.7 liters only.
 

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QVpower,

I would take the braking system from a GT or GT-R and put it on the SE JOTA. Also, if possible, maybe you could bore the JOTA motor to 6.0 liters even, and snatch up that extra torque.

IMHO, the SE Jota Diablo has what it takes to rival any Lamborghini model in presence and power.

But sometimes, a nice yellow SV like Raymond's or a 6.0 like AJ's can be more appealing!
 

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The car has to be street legal, USA. The Jota isnt. I never considered that when I picked the base se30. I am talking strictly as a performance car here. The se30 is a muscle car in a Diablo's body. Light(3100 lbs), good handling, although I would give the edge strongly to the 6.0 in that category. Now if your comparing all out enjoyment, forget about it. The 6.0 wins hands down. For my purposes, I am looking for an se30 to compliment the Murci. I recently sold the 6.0, as I found myself making it a red headed stepchild once the Murci arrived. And far too nice a vehicle not to drive!!
 

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The Jota package is an option that owners have. While it is not legal to have it on the car that is about to enter U.S customs. There are SE30 owners out here who do have that package. Plus, given that it is an intake modification, it shouldnt really have problem with passing smog... Unless we are making the argument that the aftermarket exhausts owners are running now are not legal. Because, technically, exhausts from the cat back are legal, as with K&N filters for intakes. Which is what the Jota package is, a big big intake. It doesnt push more fuel, it merely amplifies the amount of air into the engine and creating better efficiency. The only thing with aftermarket exhaust is that it needs to confirm with sound decibel requirements(which I highly doubt anyone here with an aftermarket exhaust will pass) Cops can still pull you over for having a "modified exhaust". As to being street legal, the Se30 even without the JOTA package was derived out from the gentlemens racers diablos and have many racing tricks and should run head to head or slightly faster than a 6.0 both on track and strip. The weight factor is the biggest thing. The 6.0 has a much higher parasitic loss than a 2wd diablo. Imagine the loss of pwer to drivetrain as 30% on a car, then with 4wd, that loss of pwer becomes greater. Even with more power from a 6.0, it would only mean that it is offsetted by the loss of pwr to the wheels. Being that the requirements are all-out performance, SE30 is all out performance. The 6.0 still is more of a road car that is civilized and I hold it as my favorite diablo. But, being the most performance, the SE30 takes top honors for me.
 

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I was talking factory stock cars. And as you see ,I selected the se30. I've owned both, had alot of time behind the wheels. The 6.0 will beat it on most tracks, not all. The se30 is tail happy, because of its light weight overall. On acceleration only, the 6.0 due to its launch capabilities is the quickest Diablo ever 0-60. My se30 ran about the same quarter mile as my 6.0. Top end they are even. You certainly can mod the se30 to be quicker, because of its 550lb weight advantage.
 
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