Video: Valentino Balboni drives a Lamborghini Countach

Last time we saw Valentino Balboni behind the wheel of a Lamborghini model, he was driving a Murcielago LP670-4 SV. This time around, he opted for something a little bit more classic – a Countach LP400, which was the first set of Countach models produced between 1974 and 1978.

The LP400 was limited to only 150 units, so seeing one in action is actually a pretty rare occurrence. Despite its rarity, Balboni was lucky enough to find one and took it on an envy-creating ride. Check the video to see what does he thinks about the car.

As a reminder, the LP400 is powered by a 4.0-liter V-12 powerplant that delivers a total of 375 horsepower at an incredibly high 8,000 rpm and 368 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds and can hit a top speed of 179.8 mph. Neither spec is astounding by today’s supercar standards, but for the era, those were about as good as it got.

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8 comments:

  (346) posted on 11.21.2012

had the best job in the world and he did it very well. he is a legend.

  (341) posted on 11.21.2012

So much respect for this man. he seems so polite and approachable.

  (397) posted on 11.21.2012

40 years now, almost as long as the company exists. i really appreciate him and his job

  (341) posted on 11.21.2012

to work for so many years (40, more precisely) for one company is something

  (397) posted on 11.21.2012

he is the former chief test driver of Lamborghini

  (349) posted on 11.21.2012

aaa... this name, valentino balboni, doesn’t tell me anything...

  (377) posted on 11.21.2012

i like Countachs. The LP400 S was the first revision of the Lamborghini Countach

  (346) posted on 11.21.2012

wow! amazing! these cars are impressive. i adore them!

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