August 1, 2009

Who is Valentino Balboni?

- 550hp
- 30kg less
- 10% price reduction over LP560-4

- 8 colors
- sticker white band and gilded edging
- limited 250 units
- 0/100km : 3.9

Technical data – Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

Frame & Body

Frame Structural aluminum space frame, based on aluminum
extruded parts welded to aluminum-cast joint elements
Body Aluminum with thermoplastic ″hang on″ parts
Rear Spoiler Electronically controlled
Mirrors External mirror with electrical closing system
Suspension Aluminium double wishbones front and rear suspension
system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat
ESP 8.0 Full ESP System with ABS, ASR and ABD


Front Front Dual-Stage driver and passenger airbags, side Headthorax
Tires (front/rear) Pirelli Pzero 235/35 ZR 19 – 295/30 ZR 19
Wheels (front/rear) Aluminum alloy, 8.5″ x Ø 19”- 11” x Ø 19”
Steering Power-assisted rack and pinion
Curb-to-Curb turning circle 11.50 m (37.73 ft)


Steel brakes Power vacuum, aluminum alloy calipers: 8 cylinder front
calipers and 4 cylinder rear calipers
Ventilated discs (front-rear) ø365mm x 34mm (14.37 x 1.34) in front –ø356mm x 32mm (14 x 1.26) in rear
CCB brakes Power vacuum, aluminum alloy calipers: 6 cylinder front
calipers and 4 cylinder rear calipers
Ventilated discs (front-rear) ø380mm x 38mm (15 x 1.5) in front –ø356mm x 32mm (14 x 1.26) in


Type 10 cylinders V90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
Displacement 5.2 l
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Maximum power 550 hp at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm
Engine management system Bosch MED 9
Cooling system Engine and gearbox radiator
Cooling system oil Oil to Water cooler
Cooling system water Two water radiators
Emission control system Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Lubrication system Dry sump


Type of transmission Rear Wheel drive
Gearbox 6 Speed + reverse, an optional robotized sequential e-gear
system with actuation by paddles on the steering column
Clutch Double plate ø 215 mm (8.46’’)
Rear Differential 45% limited slip


Top speed 320 Km/h (199 mph)
Acceleration 0-100/h (0-62 mph) 3.9 sec


Wheelbase 2560 mm (100.8 in)
Overall length 4345 mm (171,1 in)
Overall width 1900 mm (74.8 in)
Overall height 1165 mm (45.9 in)
Track (front/rear) 1632 mm- 1597mm (64.3 – 62.9 in)
Dry Weight 1380 Kg. (3042 lbs)
Weight distribution (front/rear) Front 43%/rear 57%


Engine oil 10 litres (2,6 US gal)
Fuel tank 90 litres (23,8 US gal)
Engine coolant 20 litres (5,3 US gal)
EU - version

Consumption with E-Gear
Urban 20,1 l/100 Km. (14,05 mpg UK)
Extra urban 9,2 l/100 Km (30,70 mpg UK)
Combined 13,3 l/100 Km (21,24 mpg UK)
CO2 315 g/km

Consumption with manual transmission
Urban 22 l/100 Km (12,84 mpg UK)
Extra urban 9.9 l/100 Km (28,53 mpg UK)
Combined 14,4 l/100 Km (19,62 mpg UK)
CO2 341 g/km


  1. I'll probably never own one, but well done Lambo!What a truly awesome thing to do! Name a car after a long standing employee!

  2. Valentino is a true gentleman -- one of the remaining links to the era of Enzo vs. Ferruccio. Having met him several times, (and being fortunate to be granted to go along on one of his tests --in a then new Diablo 6.0), his genuine passion and humbleness always comes through. Bravo Valentino, bravo!


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