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Jamiroquai’s purple Lamborghini could be yours for £549k

Written by: Neil

Some of us in the Petrol News office are old enough to remember when MTV actually aired music videos and one of the most fondly recalled clips was for Jamiroquai’s mid-90s hit ‘Cosmic Girl’.

It was a slick slice of funk-pop that anyone with half a dancing foot could boogie to.

Another reason the song has endured in the public consciousness is the jaw-dropping Lamborghini Diablo that starred in the promo video.

Now, that stunning automobile could be yours. The catch? You’d need more than half a million to snag it.

Priced at £549,995, the viola-metallic coloured Lamborghini is one of only 16 right-hand-drive models and was one of two identical cars that featured in the 1996 music video.

In a heartbreaking twist, the other was actually written-off during filming so naturally, the car currently advertised on Auto Trader replaced the damaged Diablo.

However, it didn’t leave the set entirely unscathed when a precision camera fell from a height and knocked out the car’s windscreen. Those with an eye for continuity errors will have noticed that singer Jay Kay drives the car for some of the video without any front windscreen protection.

This Diablo is the only one that Jay Kay actually owned and Preston-based Amari Supercars, who are selling the car through Auto Trader, claim to be the only car dealership to have owned the car, having been the first to sell it to Jamiroquai in 1996.

Since then, the car has had two owners, before being returned to Amari Supercars after spending some time in Germany under the ownership of a Lamborghini collector.

With a 492bhp 5.7-litre engine, the Diablo can reach 62mph from a standing start in 3.9 seconds and continue picking up speed until it hits 200mph.

Stephen Hasley, brand manager at Petrol News, comments: “Any Lambo is special but this one is a real standout. It is a piece of pop and automotive history so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Jamiroquai frontman snapped it up himself.”

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