Throwback Thursday … that widely used term all over the internetz that people love to tag their photos, food, gadgets or whatever. But I never dreamed we’d have such an epic automotive #throwbackthursday piece for you right here. Not in a million years did we.
With Need For Speed the sole reason I never saw sunglight back in the day when Hot Pursuit came out, one of the most favorite cars was the one we’re about to show you. Yeah all you perverts that peaked at our catchy title, we are talking about a Lamborghini Diablo in all its glory. A full fledged, V12 of a fuel eating, fire breathing, growling, tire squeeking monster of a car that all of us young boys dreamed of.
This particular piece is part of a limited run series with 12 cars made called “Alpine Edition”. With 1 of 12 only running in today’s world, this being #3 is really something spectacular. Let’s put it in perspective, shall we? Ferrari built 400 Enzos. Porsche Carrera GT was made in 1,270 examples. We’ll not even go into the F12 Berlinetta or Aventador numbers. Cool cars, but one out of twelve made ever is something special in our book. Even if it was made with cooperation from a sound and navigation company.
Diablo we have here has done about 12,000 miles since it was produced. A low number even for a supercar like this dating so way back in time that those awesomely wide rear wheels are in no way controlled by any pansy ass computer safety systems or some other crap preventing the car from killing you every time you take it out. It’s a man’s car. From an era when men were men, racing was dangerous and sex was safe.
I took that line from a bit earlier time period, but fuck it, I had to use it sometime in my writing career and nobody will ever give me a 280GTO in my hands, so I’ll satisfy myself with this. And oh boy is this a dirty piece of brilliant automotive engineering in every good or bad way possible. Yes, this car makes my hair stand upright at attention, my mouth dry from all the excitement and my mind wanders off on Autumn roads somewhere in the mountains every two seconds.
Our dear friend Cristian from C3Photography had the pleasure of enjoying his time with this car. A well made photoshoot, rather on point with the whole atmosphere and joy of the nineties in it. My oh my this one has really made us love Throwback Thursdays a lot more. Cris, I thank you for returning me to my childhood days.