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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:51

Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni a vehicle to behold

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A beautiful 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo made a pit-stop on Vancouver Island at Victoria Premium Automobiles in early June 2015. Sold and awaiting delivery to its new owner, the limited-edition LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is rear-wheel drive, powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 making 542 horsepower.

The Gallardo has since been replaced by the Huracán, but it is still a vehicle to behold. Only 250 special Gallardos were built by Lamborghini and the entire production was quickly sold out.

So, how does it sound and perform?

Let Car and Driver reviewer and Aaron Robimnson provide some insight:

"It’s more beastly than the slightly aloof slot car it’s based on, being louder and a little squirmy when accelerating and spearing toward an apex. A Balboni is definitely more intense and, with the gated six-speed manual to manhandle, more fun than the regular Gallardo," opines Robinson in August 2010. "Wallop the throttle, and the V-10 sounds like it’s shredding platinum Visa cards as the car pitches into a sensational YouTube-Clip-of-the-Week drift. But show anything less than Valentino’s own fearlessness on the gas, and the Balboni straightens right up, hunkers down, and—at the limit—plows."

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