We’ve got an automotive legend with a political twist hitting the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event. Feast your eyes on the 1997 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster, and here’s the kicker – it was custom-ordered by none other than the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Love him or loathe him, this Diablo’s got a story. Trump, always one to make a statement, went for the exclusive Blu Le Mans colorway, a hue not officially available in ’97. How did he swing it? Well, he had Lamborghini in his corner, providing him with loaner Diablos for promotional gigs, ultimately making this particular ride the only one in Blu Le Mans for that model year. Topped off with a personalized plaque, this Diablo screams, “Donald Trump 1997.”
But it’s not just about politics; it’s about the power under the hood. With a 5.7-liter, 492 horsepower V12 and a Viscous Traction all-wheel-drive system, this Diablo is no slouch even by 2024 standards. Clocking in at a 4.1-second 0-60 time and boasting a top speed of 202 MPH, it’s a speed demon with a controversial pedigree. So, rev your engines, because this Lamborghini with a political past is ready to roar into a new chapter at the auction.