Lambo Balboni 1

Most of Lamborghini’s legends are of the vehicular variety. The Countach. The Diablo. Yes, even the Miura. But it’s the unseen heroes behind these vehicles that are the true legends. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 Valentino Balboni introduces us to one such human legend. Valentino Balboni has been test driving Lamborghinis for over 40 years, putting his stamp of approval on all the iconic cars to roar out of their stables. While one might think such an enviable job is tribute enough, Lamborghini has introduced this special edition Gallardo in his honor. Complete with special colors, sportier suspension and racing strip splitting the center, the Gallardo LP560-2 Valentino Balboni is the ultimate tribute. After 40 years of driving some of the most powerful sports cars ever produced, it’s probably quite difficult to impress Balboni; “the fastest monument ever built” undoubtedly did just that, however. [via AutoBlog]