Most of the Millennial generation thinks of a grilling machine when they hear the name George Foreman. But we all know he made a name for himself as one of the toughest, hardest hitting boxers of all time. Just after his second retirement he purchased this brand new, at the time, 1997 Lamborghini Daiblo VT Roadster in Smalto Red exterior and classic beige interior. When they were released the price tag was roughly $275,000 USD, but considering this one belonged to one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time it’ll likely go for more than that.
The VT stood for “Viscous Traction” and it referred to the all wheel drive system used on the car. With a 492 hp naturally aspirated V12 that also put out 428 lb-ft of torque, having that extra traction was definitely a good thing. The Diablo was released in 1990 but it wasn’t until 1993 that the VT, all wheel drive option became available. The Diablo was the follow up to the beloved Countache from the ’80s, the one that almost every kid had a poster of hanging on their walls. So it had some big shoes to fill, and fill them it did. The Diablo came significantly more equipped than its predecessor, things like an Alpine Stereo, power locks and windows, and even a fully adjustable steering wheel and seat. Starting in 1993 power steering and anti-lock brakes were added to the car making it much easier to drive.
Foreman’s VT is scheduled to cross the auction block at the Mecum Monterey Event August 18-20th. It apparently has less than 2,000 original miles on it, which means it was probably never driven hard. So its probably going to be a great car to get your hands on. Plus its supposed to come with an autographed George Foreman Grill, and maybe most importantly all kinds of boxing memorabilia. Some of the items listed are a pair of gloves and a ticket stub from the famous Rumble in the Jungle fight with Muhammad Ali back in 1974. So if you are looking for an iconic super car that will likely never go out of style, and happen to be a huge boxing fan this just could be your lucky day. If you have the money of course.