Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni
The Italian automaker has been manufacturing unique sports cars for over 40 years and a good example of a unique sports car manufactured by Lamborghini is the 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni. This Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni was manufactured in the honor of Valentino Balboni who had a distinct influence on the character of the sports car manufactured by the Raging Bull. Valentino Balboni was the test driver of Lamborghini car for several decades and because of his fine-tuning and testing work, he offered a lot of tips that helped the engineers shape cars like the Miura or the current Gallardo and Murcielago models.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is the best way to honor the work of Valentino Balboni and to mark his retirement after 40 years of activity. But Balboni continues his work by traveling around the world as an ambassador of the Italian brand. Therefore, I think that this Gallardo was truly the best way to celebrate Balboni’s work. We all know that the Gallardo is the most successful car of all times with more than 9,000 units built because of its attractive design, and exclusive equipment and technology.
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni was designed taking into consideration the vision of Balboni and that is reflected by every feature of the car built. As a result, the Italian automaker succeeded in manufacturing a unique car which offers an exciting and fun driving experience. This Gallardo Balboni is the only 2009 model that delivers its power on the road with the help of the rear wheels. This rear wheel drive is specially designed for those sports car drivers who have a particular driving style.
Under the hood, this Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni hosts a 5.2 liters V10 engine able to produce extreme power and offer an exciting driving experience. This engine is a light weight component equipped with exhaust systems and releases over 550 horsepower. As a result, the 2009 Gallardo Balboni accelerates from zero to 62 mph in only 3.9 seconds while the maximum speed achieved by this sports car is of 199 mph. The engineers have incorporated high performance components in the design of the 2009 Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni: the movement of the transmission to the rear axle, the improved springs, dampers, stabilizers and even the new tires. All these elements are designed to improve the car’s aerodynamics.
The 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni is not unique only because of its technology. Even the design is exclusive. The classic sports look of the car is emphasized by a color strip in white and the gold paint which connects the front panel over the roof all the way to the rear spoiler. Using this color treatment the Gallardo Balboni is more elegant and unique than any other sports car. But the customer can choose any other colors from the eight available (from Bianco Monocerus through Verde Ithanca, Arancio Borealis and Nero Noctis).
Inside, this incredible sports car offers the same color combination. The basic color of the leather which covers the interior is black while the seats feature the color strip in white. The interior has also a badge with the signature of Valentine Balboni placed below the left side window bears. The exclusivity of the interior is given by the expensive equipment which is installed inside including a rear view camera, navigation system with Bluetooth, e-gear transmission and carbon ceramic brakes as optional features.
This Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni is an incredible sports car, but if you are interested in buying one you should know that only 250 units were built and the basic price is around $220,000.
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