With that out of the way, we can focus on the face of the Sant'Agata Bolognese toy, which has been left untouched from the windshield to the upper side of the headlights.
Ah, yes, the lighting signature pretty much defines the Diablo right now. The LED daytime running lights are inspired by those featured on the Terzo Millennio concept.
Nevertheless, it's the remastered pop-up headlights that caught my eye first. These appear to function according to the original principle, albeit with the LED hardware allowing them to only lift a little bit.
Heck, this might just be the key to a comeback for the said light cluster solution. You see, European pedestrian crash safety legislation is the main reason behind the disappearance of pop-up headlights. Then again, it's not impossible to design such elements that go with the said requirements (think: deformable hardware that can soften a potential impact with a pedestrian's legs), but carmakers don't seem to be willing to invest in this for the sake of styling.
For the record, while these concealed headlights first showed up in the 30s, they became extremely popular in the 70s, when the required headlight height sat above what designers had in mind for the sculpted nose of a go-fast machine. So the pop-up headlights allowed sporty vehicles to have their cake and eat it.
However, with the resemblance between the various machines being one of the greatest treats of modern design, here's to hoping automotive producers, or at least aftermarket developers, are willing to embrace a solution like the one we're looking at here.