New video of legendary test driver Valentino Balboni tearing up his Lamborghini's tires has surfaced on YouTube. We have the details, and video, inside.
Drifting is many things, but good on your tires it isn't. Anybody needing evidence should take a look at this video of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni edition being driven by Balboni himself.
Just after three minutes into the video, sparks can be seen flying off the 550-horsepower car's tires. The sparks were likely caused by steel belts exposed after a significant amount of rubber was shredded away.
The special edition Lambo, seen here in Verde Ithaca (green), uses a 5.2-liter V10 engine to push the 3,042 pound car to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is listed at 199 mph.
In the video, former Lamborghini head test driver Balboni showed an exhibition's audience what the car is capable of doing with the right person behind the wheel. Balboni worked for the company for over 40 years, and says that no man alive has driven more miles in a Lambo than him.
Limited to 250 units, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni retails for $219,800.