|Lamborghini NOMAD Diablo GT-1 (JGTC) '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (Japanese version only)|
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||574 HP|
|Performance Points||593 PP|
|Weight||1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.09 kg (4.6 lb) per horsepower|
The Lamborghini NOMAD Diablo GT-1 '00 is a JGTC racing car first appeared in the NTSC-J version of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. It also appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. This car marks the debut of Lamborghini in the Gran Turismo series.
The car appears to be the #88, driven by Naohiro Furuya and Tsuyoshi Takahashi, who failed to score a point and was therefore unclassified in the 2000 JGTC championship.
"A delight for fans with its distinctive exhaust tone and the highest horsepower in its class."
It is unusual for an evolution model of this kind to be initiated through Japanese motorsports, but the "Diablo Corsa" of which only three were specially built, were made specially to participate in the 1995 JGTC. In order to be reincarnated as a GT machine, various equipment were removed for thorough weight reduction, and so began the competition career of the "Nomad Diablo".
Because the regulations of the JGTC were much more flexible and allowed a wider range of modifications in comparison to the FIA-GT, the Diablo underwent a significant transformation every year. In the second year of 1996, the front section was fully modified to give it a wider tread and a new front suspension, in order to reduce understeer and front tire wear. Thereafter the power train was mounted lower and the cooling system was also revised entirely. The car continued to receive mechanical updates to the newest technology, and by 2000, it was in its final, ultimate form.
With drivers Naohiro Furuya and Takahashi Tsuyoshi at the wheel, Nomad Diablo in this year showed performance by rivaling the 3 major works teams in Japan. The transmission was a Hewland 6 speed sequential, and the V12 inherited from the Countach was increased to 6L in displacement. Though its power was limited to 542 using restrictors, actually just below the commercial model, it still had the highest power in the GT500 class, and the high pitched exhaust note of the Lamborghini V12 attracted many fans.
The Diablo is available in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec as a default vehicle in the NTSC/J version and it can be obtained by completing the following events:
- All Japan GT Championship (Professional League)
- Mistral 78 Laps (Endurance League)
Both events in which this car can be won, it has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car. It is a hidden car in the NTSC/U version of the game and using the GameShark is required. On the PAL version, it defaults to a wide body Daihatsu MIRA TR-XX Avanzato R '97 (Cuore).
It can be purchased from the Used Car dealership for around 745,000 credits once the player reaches Level 21. As such, it is a Standard Car.
The Diablo can be purchased for 750,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.
- In early versions of GT2, the JLOC DIABLO GTR '97 (with internal name of gtd7r), RainX DIABLO DL '98 (with internal name of gtd8r), and JLOC DIABLO GT-1 '99 (with internal name of gtd9r) were planned for inclusion. All three were previous versions of this car, but all three were cut long before release.
- In the Japanese version of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, the Italian Avant Garde event allows the player to compete with any Italian car, featuring both the Diablo GT-1 and the Zonda Race Car on the graphic for the event, as well as using the Diablo in addition to the Zonda Race Car as opponent cars for the event.