Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Spyder Spied +VideoSat, 17 Jul 2010
The Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentini Balboni Spyder at the Nurburgring
Lamborghini is aiming to bring a new car along to every major motor show. But Lamborghini’s meaning of ‘New Car’ is probably slightly different to the rest of us. What Lamborghini means is that they’ll have a fiddle with an existing model and turn out another iteration. A bit of tweaking; a few more horses; a new paint job. Whatever it takes to make the new offering different enough to sell.
So with that in mind you won’t be surprised to see the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Spyder blatting round the Nurburgring ahead of a reveal at the Paris Motor Show in a few months.
Just like the coupe Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino, this Spyder will drop the four wheel drive of its siblings to offer a real driver’s car. That was something we expected to see in the Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera – it makes sense if you’re building a Superleggera – but Lamborghini opted to stick with the all wheel drive setup for the LP570-4.
So we’ll get a proper driver’s roadster in the Balboni Spyder which – just like its coupe brother – will offer 550hp, 200mph and a 0-60mph of a tick under 4 seconds.
We’ll have to wait for the Lamborghini Jota until we get an all new car from Lamborghini, but these constant takes on an existing car do give Lamborghini some PR and keep the sales ticking along.
Which is the whole point.
By Cars UK