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Eccentrica Makes its Debut in the Middle East

11 May 2024
  • What are the technical innovations and enhancements of the Eccentrica?

Pupil of Fate Motors, the Middle East’s largest luxury car showroom based in Dubai, UAE, proudly announces the exclusive debut of “Eccentrica”, the restomod based on the 1990 Lamborghini Diablo, crafted by the renowned Eccentrica team. This unveiling marks a significant milestone as this exclusive car makes its first appearance in the region, following its highly acclaimed global introduction.

The Lamborghini Diablo, a symbol of high-speed and artistic design, has been re-envisioned by Eccentrica to combine timeless aesthetics with modern performance enhancements. This exclusive model arrives at Pupil of Fate Motors after sensational showcases in the UK, USA, and Japan.

The Pupil of Fate Motors showroom is now home to a masterpiece of automotive reengineering that merges the nostalgic allure of the Diablo with groundbreaking Eccentrica enhancements. It is the chosen venue for Eccentrica's introduction to the Middle East, aligning perfectly with UAE's innovative spirit and luxurious standards.

The Eccentrica benefits from a first-time-ever V12 restomod process led by Emanuel Colombini, a visionary entrepreneur and Car collector with deep ties to the automotive legacy. Featuring a naturally aspirated V12 engine, custom-tailored interiors of leather and alcantara, and revolutionary design tweaks like its iconic 'pop-down' headlights, this car is tailored for enthusiasts seeking a blend of performance, nostalgic driving emotions and exclusivity.

Emanuel Colombini, Founder of Eccentrica, shared his passion for the project, “Reimagining the Diablo was not just about reviving the car but enhancing it to meet the sophistication of today’s technology while maintaining the essence that made it legendary. Bringing this vision to Pupil of Fate Motors showcases our commitment to excellence and our belief in the unique luxury market of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.”

To further elevate this exclusive offering, Eccentrica has announced that only 19 Lamborghini Diablo donor cars to date will experience the restomod. Each purchase includes the exclusive 'Eccentrica Esperienza,' inviting buyers to Milan and San Marino to choose their car's configurations directly with Emanuel Colombini and witness its assembly alongside the engineers. This unique experience fosters a community of enthusiasts who share Emanuel's passion, providing more than just ownership - it offers a sense of belonging in a family of collectors who have deeply engaged in the vehicle's journey from conception to completion.

Technical Innovations and Enhancements

Technical Innovations and Enhancements

• Upgraded 5.7-liter V12 engine: Increased power to 550 HP at 7,000 rpm and torque to 600 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

• New custom-made revolutionary six speed gear box;

• Use of lightweight composite materials like carbon fiber to reduce overall vehicle weight.

• Reinforced steel tubular chassis to enhance vehicle stability and safety.

• High-performance Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires for exceptional grip and durability.

• Brembo-designed braking system allows stopping from 100 km/h to 0 in just 34 meters, achieving more than a 20% reduction in braking distance.

• Sophisticated CAPRISTO exhaust system with aluminum alloy tailpipes enhances V12 sound and boosts performance.

Aerodynamics and Electronics:

• Designed for optimal aerodynamics, resembling the fierceness of a fighter jet.

• New electronics: traction control, driving mode selector, power steering kit, and custom adjustable TrackTive suspension with integrated lift system.

• Inside features: Marantz Bluetooth Speakers, completely reengineeredA/C system.

• Full Custom-tailored interiors combining leather and Alcantara with new innovative materials.

Hani Moustafa

BY Hani Moustafa

Hani started his career in Automotive Journalism when he was 10 years old as a talented photographer for automotive, hanging around cars all the time has created a passion for the automotive industry since day 1.

He is now a full time auto journalist and content creator for Motor 283.


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The highly exclusive event marked the official arrival of the Morgan brand in the region with Adamas Motor Group officially appointed to support the wider GCC network with providing a suite of Managed Services, in addition to their continued efforts as exclusive Retail Partner in the UAE and Bahrain.

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The New MINI Cooper 5 Door

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The body dimensions are almost identical to those of its predecessor and underline the basic idea behind every MINI: To create as much space as possible on a small footprint. In the case of the MINI Cooper 5 Door, this means an interior that offers enough space for five passengers. All of which benefits the occupants in terms of comfort and space. Short overhangs, clear surfaces and expressive accents also give the new MINI Cooper 5 Door its unmistakable charisma. Inside, digital innovations and an immersive user experience take the MINI DNA to a new level.

The larger body version of the purist MINI Cooper also delivers the brand's hallmark driving fun and agile handling. There is a choice of two efficient petrol engines which, combined with the modern chassis and precise steering, deliver the hallmark MINI go-kart feeling.

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