You gotta love Valentino Balboni, maybe even feel a little jealous of the dude. Not only has he been Lamborghini’s chief test driver for the better part of 40 years, but Lambo even rewarded the man with his very own line of special-edition Murcielagos, calling them the LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni Edition. We can only be so lucky.

Recently, Mr. Balboni sat down with 0-60 Magazine and talked about a host of topics, not the least of which included what his thoughts were on Lambo rival Ferrari, calling it a "beautiful car" and comparing the two iconic Italian supercar brands as "two beautiful women". The video also features Balboni taking his namesake supercar - the LP 550-2 also happens to be the first rear-wheel drive supercar Lamborghini has released in well over 10 years - out for a ride, bringing it with him on the wet and slippery roads of New York’s Bear Mountain.


Source: Overcrest Media

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  (647) posted on 06.8.2010

oddly appealing? you find it odd that you guys liked 1) a lambo, 2) a rwd lambo, 3) a rwd lambo with mega hp, 4) a rwd lambo with a slick paintjob, rwd and mega hp tuned to the specs of lambo’s lead test driver?

  (708) posted on 06.7.2010

Well, this is not his first time to test drive a Lamborghin, and I think the chief Valentino Balboni have really a nice and fun time while driving that Lamborghini.

  (798) posted on 06.7.2010

agree... this guy never drives an ordinary car.. he drive mostly the exotic ones and of course expensive....

  (504) posted on 06.6.2010

The white and gold makes the LP550-2 more elegant.

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