The Lamborghini Gallardo: in pics
As Lambo teases a new “super sports car”, we look back at its baby supercar…
Posted: 11 Aug 2011
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
Fact: Valentino Balboni was hired by Ferrucio Lamborghini in 1967, and helped develop the Miura and of course, our present consideration, the Gallardo. Since 1973, the big man has sat at the wheel of every prototype built by Lambo, making him a very important chain between production and customer oversteer. His reward? His very own Gallardo, built his way.
The V10 chucks out 550bhp, and all those Italian horses are sent to the rear wheels alone, making it the first and only rear-drive Gallardo. Also comes with a racing stripe, with just 250 models built worldwide.