Special Edition Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni (VIDEO)
Valentino Balboni has been a Lamborghini test driver for over 40 years, putting his blood, sweat and tears into evaluating, tweaking and reworking a great number of different models and prototypes. He started out in testing the Lamborghini Miura and was hired by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. Balboni contends that there probably isn’t another human alive who has put more miles in a Lamborghini than him. Now, this quiet behind the scenes worker is getting a special edition car named after him.
The Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 Valentino Balboni will feature a unique performance setup, a racing stripe running the length of the car and some new interior appointments. Featuring a 5.2-liter V10 engine capable of 550 hp, this rear-wheel drive exotic will perform the 0-62 mph sprint in just under 4 seconds with a top speed of 199 mph. The folks at Lamborghini have tuned the car in every conceivable way including setting the limited slip differential at 45% at the rear axle along with providing new springs, dampers, stabilisers and tires.
Limited to just 250 examples, the Lamborghini Gallardo 550-2 Valentino Balboni will be available with a variety of customization options. There are 8 exterior colors to choose from along with a choice of black, yellow or orange brake calipers. Included standard is a rear-view camera, nav system, Bluetooth integration and a transparent engine cover. Carbon-ceramic brakes and the company’s e-gear transmission are both available upon request. Each special edition gets a unique serial number and Balboni’s signature inscribed on the left window. Order yours today starting at just $219,800.