How the Lamborghini Gallardo evolved
After 10 years and 14,022 models built, the Gallardo is no more. Here's our guide to every edition of the littlest Lambo
Posted: 03 Dec 2013
Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni
Notice the ‘-2' in the nomenclature? Yes, this was a Lamborghini Gallardo worthy of its oversteery heirs. It's the lighter, 552bhp rear-wheel-drive only Gallardo, named after chief test driver Valentino Balboni; a man hired by Ferrucio Lamborghini himself and one familiar with every Lamborghini ever built. He's also an absolute gentleman, as TG.com found out earlier this year.
It also came in Spyder flavour, too. Both were excellent, and they'd later form the basis for the standard LP550-2 coupe and Spyder editions.