Lamborghini Diablo Zooms to 202 MPH Exotic Dream

By Jason H. Harper - 2013-07-11T13:45:56Z

Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg

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Meeting your heroes is dangerous; you might end up disappointed. This also holds true for fantasy cars. That exotic Lamborghini you dreamed about as a teen might be a lemon.

That splash of cold reality hits me in the face just before I twist the key to a 1991 Lamborghini Diablo. I had a framed poster of the supercar on my bedroom wall during high school, but never got any closer to it until today, 22 years later, when a friend bought one on eBay for $90,000 and let me borrow it.