The Lamborghini Diablo Strosek became one of the fastest vehicles in the early 1990s. This model was so fast that it exceeded 320 kilometers per hour (200 mph), for which reason it was considered too dangerous to be driven in the United States.
The Lamborghini Diablo Strosek is named after Vittotio Strosek, a German designer known for modifying luxury vehicles. The man modified this car with custom kits, new wheels, a modified spoiler and different mirrors.
Originally, this vehicle was born from the manufacturer’s ambition to design cars that exceed 320 kilometers per hour. Thus, after five years of research and development, project 132 gave rise to the Lamborghini Diablo. The manufacturer only produced 2,884 units of this line between 1990 and 2001, the year in which the Diablo was replaced by the Lamborghini Murciélago.
While the Diablo was already considered dangerous to drive by the United States, Strosek’s modifications made the vehicle “unacceptable” to US authorities.
“Among the many changes, Strosek swapped out the front and rear bumpers for rounder ones to give it a more modern look,” notes an article from SlashGear.
“Lamborghini had already swapped the pop-up headlights for regular headlights to reduce the thickness of the Diablo’s front bumper. Strosek removed these headlights and replaced them with much smaller twin headlights for a more seamless and understated look.”
The German designer also replaced the original Lamborghini Diablo’s high-wing rear spoiler with one that matches the car’s trunk. Thus, the new spoiler was also made adjustable so that it could be adapted to the drag force requirements.
However, one of the most controversial changes introduced by the German was to the rear-view mirrors, as Strosek removed them from their original position and placed them on top of the door. Thus, in addition to its speed, the new smaller headlights and mirrors installed in the upper part, were also responsible for its prohibition of circulation.
The funny thing is that, despite being considered too dangerous for the roads of the United States, the Lamborghini Diablo Strosek could return to the streets and be available again on the market.
This is because the vehicle ban can be lifted if the car has not been in production for 25 years. Thus, the last of the Devils appeared in 2001, so it could be legal again in 2026.
Thus, the happiest are the car fans who bought one of these models and have kept it stored all this time. Maybe it’s time to drive it again.