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Gallardo LP 550-2

Submitted by on December 19, 2011 – 9:24 amNo Comment

The Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a special edition rear-wheel drive car that is the first of its kind in ten years. This unique rear-drive Gallardo pays tribute to the great Valentino Balboni – a man who helped test drive and shape Lamborghinis for nearly four decades.

The Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is powered by a 5.2-liter 550 horsepower V10 engine. The front-wheel drive that normally completes the all-wheel drive systems found on the Gallardo has been removed in favor of a rear-wheel drive-only system.

This Lamborghini, limited to a 250-unit production run, will run from zero-to-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 199 mph.

In order to re-tune the car following the switch from AWD to RWD, Lamborghini tweaked or replaced the springs, dampers, stabilizers, tires and aerodynamics of the vehicle. To handle the increase in power to the rear wheels, Lamborghini also developed a stronger 45 percent limited-slip axle, in addition to a new tune for the e-gear transmission.

One major change was to the ESP system – the new CORSA system allow for greater drift angles, thus enabling drivers to further push the LP-550-2.

Though the LP550-2 Balboni doesn’t take Lamborghini in a new styling direction, it does make a bold statement with either bright yellow or bright green paintjobs – both with a white stripe running the length of the car.

Inside the LP550-2 drivers and passengers will find a continuation of the characteristic color schemes found on the exterior of the vehicle. The majority color for the interior is black, but they feature a white stripe, as well as a Polar white covered center console.

The Valentino Balboni edition also features a unique transparent engine cover, rear view camera, Bluetooth enabled navigation and a lifting system for the front axle to help navigate obstacles.

Chassis and Body
Frame: Structural aluminium space frame, based on aluminium extruded parts welded to cast aluminium joint elements
Body: Aluminium with thermoplastic “hang-on” parts
Suspension: Double-wishbone front and rear suspension system, anti-roll bar, anti-dive and anti-squat
ESP: Full ESP system with ABS, ASR and ABD
Brakes: Power vacuum, aluminium alloy callipers: 8-cylinder front callipers and 4-cylinder rear callipers
Ventilated discs (front – rear): Ø 365 x 34 mm – Ø 356 x 32 mm (Ø 14.37 x 1.34″ – Ø 14.02 x 1.26″)
Steering: Power-assisted rack and pinion
Tires (front – rear): Pirelli P ZERO 235/35 ZR 19 – 295/30 ZR 19
Wheels (front – rear): Aluminium alloy: 8.5″ x Ø 19″ – 11″ x Ø 19″
Curb-to-curb turning circle: 11.5 m (37.73 ft)
Mirrors: External mirror with electrical folding system
Rear spoiler: Electronically controlled
Airbags: Front “dual-stage” driver and passenger airbags, side “head-thorax” airbags
Engine
Type: 10 cylinders V 90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft
Displacement: 5204 cc (317.6 cu in)
Bore and stroke: Ø 84.5 mm x 92.8 mm (Ø 3.33″ x 3.65″)
Valve-Gear: Chain-driven, intake and exhaust continuously variable valve timing, electronically controlled
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum power: 405 kW (550 CV*) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque: 540 Nm at 6500 rpm (398.3 ft lbs at 6500 rpm)
Emission control system: Catalytic converters with lambda sensors
Cooling system: Two water radiators and oil-to-water cooler, engine and gearbox radiator
Engine management system: Bosch MED 9
Lubrication system: Dry sump
Drivetrain
Type of transmission: Rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential
Gearbox: 6-speed and reverse
Optional: robotized sequential e-Gear system with actuation by paddles on the steering column
Clutch: Double plate, Ø 215 mm (8.46″)
Performance
Top speed: 320 km/h (199 mph)
Acceleration: 3.9 sec. (0–100 km/h [0–62 mph])
Dimensions
Wheelbase: 2560 mm (100.8″)
Overall length: 4345 mm (171.1″)
Overall width: 1900 mm (74.8″) (excluding mirrors)
Overall height: 1165 mm (45.9″)
Track (front – rear): 1632 mm – 1597 mm (64.3″ – 62.9″)
Dry weight: 1380 kg (3042 lbs)
Weight distribution (front – rear): 43 % – 57 %
Tank Capacities
Fuel tank: 90 litres (23.8 US gal)
Engine oil: 10 litres (2.6 US gal)
Engine coolant: 20 litres (5.3 US gal)
Fuel Consumption**
e-Gear
Urban cycle: 20.1 l/100 km
Extra urban cycle: 9.2 l/100 km
Combined: 13.3 l/100 km
CO2 emission: 315 g/km
Manual Transmission
Urban cycle: 22 I/100 km
Extra urban cycle: 9.9 I/100 km
Combined: 14.4 I/100 km
CO2 emission: 341 g/km
Fuel Consumption USA**
e-Gear
Urban cycle: 13 mpg
Extra urban cycle: 20 mpg
Combined: 16 mpg
Manual Transmission
Urban cycle: 12 mpg
Extra urban cycle: 20 mpg
Combined: 15 mpg

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