Jay Kay’s old Lamborighini put up for sale at £550,000

A special edition Lamborghini originally owned by Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay and used in one of his music videos has been put up for sale for £550,000.

The musician bought the bright viola-coloured Diablo in 1996 and it was one of two identical-looking supercars to feature in the video for Cosmic Girl.

The bright viola Lamborghini originally owned by Jamiroquai's Jay Kay

The bright viola Lamborghini originally owned by Jamiroquai's Jay Kay

He had to buy it after the other Lambo was written off - and this model was also involved in an incident when a camera fell from height and smashed the windscreen.

But instead of having it fixed, Jay Kay decided to film the remainder of the music video without a windscreen.

The well-known petrolhead, who has owned some of the world’s most desirable vehicles, kept the Italian supercar for three years.

After a number of owners, it is now for sale on Auto Trader with Preston-based Amari Supercars - with an asking price of £549,000.

It is powered by a 5.7-litre V12 engine

It is powered by a 5.7-litre V12 engine

Adam Kennedy, showroom manager at Amari Super Cars, Preston, said: "We actually owned that car - we've owned it four times now.

"We originally sold it to Jay Kay back in 1996."

He said the car had been sold on two or three times since then.

Its latest owner got in touch with Amari to buy some more top vehicles.

The Diablo is named after a Spanish fighting bull

The Diablo is named after a Spanish fighting bull

"He came to see us about a month ago to buy a couple more Lamborghinis," said Adam.

"We got talking to him about the SE. We twisted his arm a little bit.

"He's a collector, a very good client. He's not based in the UK, he's in Thailand. The Diablo has been based in Germany.

"We've got a personal connection to this car because of its past - we're the only dealer to have it.

The Diablo SE30 was launched as a special edition

The Diablo SE30 was launched as a special edition

"When the chance came again we jumped at it."

Adam says he's reluctant to let it go, 'but business is business'.

"I'd like to say it would stay here a long time, but you can never tell," he said.

"If it was up to me I'd have it at my house, but I can't afford it."

He continued: "There's been quite a bit of interest, locally and internationally - there's some interest in Lancashire.

"You can never tell when it will be sold. It might go today, it might be here a couple of months."

Its interior is as eye-catching as the bodywork, boasting blue suede everywhere.

Its interior is as eye-catching as the bodywork, boasting blue suede everywhere.

And the asking price of £549,000?

"I'd like to get that, but there's always deals to be done," he said.

"That's a lot of money for a Diablo, I have to say, it's a lot of money for anything.

The Diablo SE30, which was launched as a special edition model to celebrate Lamborghini’s 30th anniversary, is one of just 16 right-hand drive models.

It is powered by a 5.7-litre V12 engine which is located at the rear of the car.

With almost 500bhp, the Diablo - named after a Spanish fighting bull - will accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 200mph.

And its interior is as eye-catching as the bodywork, boasting blue suede everywhere.

The 18-inch alloy wheels are free from scratches and it has been driven just 17,000 miles in its 20-year lifetime.

Andy Pringle, Auto Trader car’s editor, said: “You’ll often find rare, exotic and famous cars on Auto Trader, but it’s not everyday you’ll find one from hyperspace.

“One of three supercars used in the Cosmic Girl video, it’s the only one that the ‘Space Cowboy’ actually owned.

“So although it might price-out most music fans at over half a million pounds - there could be a love affair reunited on the cards if Jay Kay’s browsing Auto Trader this week.”

Jay Kay has a reputation as one of Britain’s best-known petrolheads, having owned a number of very desirable cars including a Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari LaFerrari, Aston Martin DB5, Maserati AG6, Mercedes 600 and a Fiat 500.