• Introduction of Japanese die cast miniature car toy, Tomica

Lamborghini Diablo is a two-seater supercar released in 1990 as a successor of Countach.

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV

 

The above picture is Lamborghini Diablo SV of die cast miniature car toy “Tomica”, which was released by TOMY COMPANY,LTD on April 20, 2019 in Japan.

As Tomica premium, it is Lamborghini car since Jota SVR released on October 21, 2017.

This miniature car toy reproduces Diablo SV of the high performance version added in 1996.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV FRONT VIEWDiablo’s headlight was changed from retractable type to fixed type in 1999.

Since Diablo SV had been manufactured until 1999, the headlight is retractable type.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV HEADLIGHT

This miniature car toy is designed to be able to open and close the headlight with the lower lever.

It works smoothly, but the headlight part is silver paint finish.

 

The complex construction of the bumper part is fairly accurately reproduced by the shape of die-casting.

The Lamborghini emblem at the tip of the bonnet is reproduced by printing, and the fog lamp part embedded in the bumper and the blinker are also painted properly.

The finish of the front part is a decent level, but it is disappointing that clear resin is not used for the lamp part.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV SIDE VIEWDiablo adopted the scissor doors same as Countach of its predecessor model.

This miniature car toy reproduces the opening and closing mechanism of the scissor doors quite precisely.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV SCISSOR DOORThe opening and closing mechanism of the scissor doors was not adopted to Countach of Tomica Premium No.10 released on October 17, 2015.

It has already been adopted to Tomica Premium RS of 1/43 scale, but as Tomica Premium, it is the first attempt.

When opening the scissor doors, it is found that the low seating position and the unique shape of the instrument panel are correctly reproduced.

 

Tomica Premium accurately reproduces the wheel shape of each car.

Lamborghini Diablo SV was equipped with a dedicated wheel whose perimeter was silver and central 5-spoke wheel was black.

This miniature car toy reproduces the coloring and shape of the dedicated wheel at a moderate level.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV REAR VIEWAt the large rear spoiler, the separate molded part made of PVC resin is used.

Reproducibility of shape and color is good, but there is a slight gloss difference with the body of zinc alloy.

 

The blinkers and stop lights are painted in orange and red.

The mesh-like air outlet of the engine hood is reproduced by the shape of die-casting and is painted in black.

The red Diablo emblem between the rear combination lamps is also reproduced by printing.

 

The four exhaust pipes are also painted in silver, and the finish of the fine part is extremely good.

In addition, the opening and closing of the scissor doors, the highlight of this miniature car toy, is very smooth, and the back view with the door open is also so cool.

If clear resin had been used for the rear combination lamp, it would have been perfect.

 

 

The scale of this die cast miniature car toy is 1/62, and the actual size is about 73 mm.

LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV SCALE

 

 

 

【About actual LAMBORGHINI DIABLO】

 

Lamborghini Diablo appeared in 1990 as a successor model of the legend Supercar, Countach.

Lamborghini usually uses the name of a bullfight as a car name, and Diablo was also named after a bullfight that had existed in the 19th century.

 

 

Marcelo Gandini who had designed Countach was in charge of Diablo’s design.

However, since Lamborghini was under the control of Chrysler at the time, Chrysler’s designers added corrections that considered aerodynamic and safety aspects.

The design of the super car called Cizeta V16T is said to be a draft of Marcelo Gandini.

Cizeta V16T was a supercar equipped with a V-type 16-cylinder engine and had been produced in small quantities from 1992.

 

Diablo, as well as the Countach, adopted retractable headlights and scissor doors.

However, since some exporting countries were no longer in support of retractable headlights, Diablo’s headlights were changed to the fixed type at the minor change in 1999.

This fixed headlight was diverted from the headlight for Nissan’s Z32 type Fairlady Z.

 

 

Diablo appeared in 1990 as a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a 5.7-liter V-type 12-cylinder engine that generated 492 horsepower.

This 12-cylinder engine achieved maximum output of 492 ps / 7,000 rpm and maximum torque of 59.1 kgm / 5,200 rpm.

The maximum speed of Diablo was 325 km / h, and it was for the first time to Lamborghini to have a top speed of 200 miles (320 km / h) or more.

 

In 1993, Diablo VT of the 4WD specification appeared, and Roadster of the open model was added in 1995.

In addition, as the high-performance model, Diablo SE30 of 150 units limited which generated 525 horsepower, and Diablo SV which generated 530 horsepower, have been added.

Furthermore, after when Lamborghini had been under the control of Audi, Diablo GT of 80 units limited equipped with a 6.0-liter V-type 12-cylinder engine, and Diablo SE of the final model appeared.

 

 

 

■ Specifications of LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV (1996 model)

[Overall length] 4470 mm

[Overall width] 2040 mm

[Overall height] 1115mm

[Vehicle weight] 1530 kg

[Drive method] MR

[Engine] 5.7-liter V-type 12-cylinder

[Maximum power] 530ps / 7000rpm

[Maximum torque] 58.0 kgm / 5200 rpm