Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni 

  • $220k built in Italy
  • 2010
  • 543 HP 5.2L
  • 198 mph
Mid-way around the tachometer, at about 4,000 rpm, the note becomes higher and more frenzied, like a fast boil.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2012)
Audi's current reputation is based on sleek, serious, all-wheel-drive sedans with interior designs as handsome as they are functional.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2003)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Gallardo

0-60mph

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
3.7 s
MXT
4.9 s

Top speed

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
198 mph
MXT
151 mph
Veneno
220 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
7.5 s
360 Modena
9.2 s

1/4 mile

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
11.5 s
360 Modena
12.3 s

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Gallardo

Price

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
$220k
Veneno
$4.106M

Number built

Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
250 cars
Veneno
4 cars

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Performance

Thanks to a low curb weight (about 3,045 pounds), the fixed-roof coupe will hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds as it blasts towards a top speed of 199 mph.
by AutoBlog (May, 2011)
Using that guide, the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is a 570-horsepower, all-wheel-drive convertible designed for ultimate performance.
by AutoBlog (May, 2011)
Strong on the brakes and the speed bleeds much faster than we anticipate (the huge ceramic discs like very firm pressure – the feel of the pedal perfectly mimics a race car).
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2010)

Powertrain

The straight-edge look continues on the engine cover and forward of the taillights where louvers provide additional cooling for the engine compartment.
by www.roadandtrack.com
Shift effort with the standard six-speed manual is surprisingly light, though Lambo says most buyers will likely opt for the available "e-gear" clutchless paddle-shift transmission ($10,000).
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2004)
The six-speed e-gear automated manual transmission is a no-cost alternative to the six-speed manual.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2007)

Handling

Using a 560-4 as a base, Lamborghini painstakingly made dozens of changes to lighten the chassis, improve aerodynamics, refine the suspension and tune the ten-cylinder engine for more power.
by AutoBlog (Jun, 2010)
The LP570 has shed more than 70kg, making it lighter than the rear-wheel-drive-only Balboni special edition, despite the full suite of 4x4-ness.
by Top Gear (Apr, 2010)
A low center of gravity and firm suspension damping seem to eliminate all traces of body roll.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2012)

Engine

The engine is pretty flexible, with plenty of thrust from 3000 rpm up.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2007)
With the top down, it's an exhilarating sports car on a fast country road, where it engages its driver with its performance and quick reflexes and the wonderful sounds made by the wind and engine.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
The trumpeting engine loves to get in on the action, launching a vocal assault and hammer- blow of acceleration with no thought for the consequences.
by EVO

Transmission

The reason is that the extroverted Italian maker didn’t want to sacrifice acceleration, of which the Superleggera—aided by its four-wheel traction and fantastically brutal, 5500-rpm, clutch-dropping launch control—has in spades.
by Car and Driver (May, 2010)
A six-speed manual or six-speed automated-manual transmission is available.
by cars.com (Feb, 2014)
The only item exclusive to Lamborghini is the carbon-fiber-trimmed transmission tunnel that has pushbuttons for activating the fully automatic mode of the automated manual transmission, tuning the suspension for sport mode, and deactivating the stability program.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lamborghini
Price $219,800
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 12 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG
Number built 250 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.08 lb/hp
Maximum hp 543 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 400 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 43%/57%
Steering system rack&pinionPAS

engine

Displacement 5,200 cc
Cylinders V10
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.1:1
Bore/stroke 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 198 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.7 s
0-100mph 7.5 s
0-200kph 11.9 s
Tsukuba circuit time 1:03.16

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/TC
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.31:1
  2. 2: 2.05:1
  3. 3: 1.46:1
  4. 4: 1.14:1
  5. 5: 0.94:1
  6. 6: 0.78:1
Axle ratio 4.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.37 in Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 14.02 in Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,300 lb
Width 74.8 in
Height 45.9 in
Length 171.1 in
Front track width 64.3 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in
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