Mon, 19 September 2016
600: Valentino Balboin was the Lamborghini test driver for 40+ years and now has his line of exhaust systems
Valentino Balboni was born in Casumaro, Italy, less than 7 miles from Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birthplace. He is the former chief test driver of Automobili Lamborghini SpA having served the company for over 40 years. Regarded as one of best Lamborghini experts in the world, Valentino has driven about 80% of all Lamborghinis ever built. He began his career at Lamborghini as a teenager being hired by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. In 2009, to honor his contribution to the company a special edition run of 250 Gallardo LP550-2 was named “Valentino Balboni”. Today his life is still around cars and his latest venture is a new dimension in sound, a state of the art limited edition ultralight titanium exhaust for the Lamborghini Aventador SV.