Ducati just took the wraps off the limited edition Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini. As the name implies, the new Diavel 1260 is inspired by the ultra-rare Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37 supercar, of which only 63 were made. The odd number was chosen after the year Lamborghini was founded, 1963.
Like the Lamborghini, only 630 units of the special Diavel will also be made in limited and numbered editions. The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is born from the collaboration between two prestigious brands that have their roots in the Motor Valley. The Emilia-Romagna area within which is home to many of the sportiest and most desired car and motorcycle companies in the world.
Unconventional, unique, absolutely unmistakable: the Diavel 1260 is the model of the Ducati range that amazes enthusiasts everywhere for its personality, its naked sports road behavior, its thoroughbred sports engine and its design.
To carry out this project, Ducati designers chose the Siàn FKP 37 as inspiration. It is the most prestigious car ever made by Lamborghini, limited to only 63 units, each of which is personalized to specific customer requests. It is a masterpiece of exclusivity, design, and innovation. Inspired by the Countach, it has razor-sharp lines, aerodynamic elegance and an unmistakable silhouette. Producing combined thermal and electric power of 830 Ps (819 hp), the Siàn FKP 37 is the most powerful Lamborghini yet.
At the heart of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is the 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT with variable timing. This Euro 5 homologated engine is capable of delivering 164 Ps (162 hp) at 9,500 rpm and 129 Nm (13.2 kgm) of torque at 7,500 rpm with a flat torque curve right from medium-low revs, which guarantees a vigorous and energetic response at all times.
Some of the key features of the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini are the typical “power cruiser” riding position and ergonomics of the Diavel model, along with the exposed tubular steel trellis frame, the 240 mm wide rear tire, the single-sided aluminum swingarm and the fully adjustable Ohlins suspensions at the front and rear. The chassis guarantees high levels of handling and lean angles, but also an excellent level of comfort. Forged wheels and carbon fiber components allow the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini to have a dry weight of only 220 kg.
Sophisticated electronics ensure both high-level performance and maximum safety. Bosch's 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU) platform is able to instantly detect the speed and acceleration of the motorcycle and allows the operation of many of the control devices fitted to the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini. The electronic package includes Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Traction Control EVO (DTC), Ducati Wheelie Control EVO (DWC), Ducati Power Launch EVO (DPL) and Cruise Control.
The attention to detail applied to this model can be seen right from the start-up phase, when the logos of the two brands appear on the dashboard with the TFT screen, accompanied by the silhouette of the Diavel Lamborghini.
The Diavel 1260 Lamborghini joins the Diavel 1260 range, which for 2021 will see all its models obtain Euro 5 approval, in the countries that adopt this legislation. The Diavel 1260, in Dark Stealth color, and the 1260 S, available in red and black, with the new homologation, are already available in Ducati dealers, while the Diavel 1260 Lamborghini will be available starting December, while date and pricing are still to be determined for the Philippines.