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Offline AshSimmonds

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Haven't watched yet - hope it's not a repeat...

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For the better part of 40 years, Valentino Balboni had one of the most envious jobs in the auto industry. As the head test driver of Lamborghini, Balboni got the chance – or should we say, privilege – to drive just about every Lamborghini that came out of the company’s production line.

Now that he’s semi-retired, Lamborghini gave their test driver the ultimate tribute, creating a special edition Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 and naming it after him. The limited run Gallardo – only 250 units have been made - packs a 5.3-liter V10 engine that carries a top speed of 199 mp/h and a 0-60 time of just under 4 seconds.

In this video, Balboni takes one off his ‘named-after-him’ Gallardos out for a spin and while he’s doing so, he talks about the development of the car and how he managed to get himself in the position to have Lamborghini build a special-edition Gallardo in his name.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC0j17r2VPU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC0j17r2VPU</a>


http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/video-valentino-balboni-shares-his-story-with-lamborhini-ar85433.html





Offline Hot Shot


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I love this car. My wife and I got to drive one last week and snap a few photos.

Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni
Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni



Offline Pazzo Canguro

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Once again stunning blue lambo.....the giallo looks superb too....very nice cars/shots... !!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



Offline Richie

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it always looks kinda funny when the engine does not sit right in the middle, especially when you have a glass bonnet...

Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni



Offline Hot Shot


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it always looks kinda funny when the engine does not sit right in the middle, especially when you have a glass bonnet...

Image: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 - Valentino Balboni

The engine is centered in the Gallardo IIRC. In the Murci it's not.



Offline jim501

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Then the stripe mustn't be in the centre. AFAIK the Audi R8 isn't centred either with the same engine.



Offline Hot Shot


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Then the stripe mustn't be in the centre. AFAIK the Audi R8 isn't centred either with the same engine.

You have to include the black stripe too. It's all part of the stripe. Plus I'm not perfectly centered on the car with the camera.



Offline scud

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The engine is centered in the Gallardo IIRC. In the Murci it's not.
forget the sticker, run a line from the camera (which is centre) to the engine, and the engine isn't centered. never noticed that before, i'll need to look closer next time i'm around one.



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Offline PA

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The engine is offset so the drive to the front end can pass by the engine.



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