• Aug 5, 2010
Anderson Germany Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Click above for high-res image gallery

We have to wonder if we were given an expanse of resources and all the time in the world, if we could actually improve on the driving dynamics of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni. The car was tailored specifically to the tastes of a man who knows more than a little about what the perfect driving car should feel like, so it would seem somewhat arrogant to assume to be able to improve on the recipe. Fortunately, the aftermarket world packs the kind of confidence we can only feign, and Anderson Germany has taken up the challenge of making Balboni's ride even more lethal.

The company has added a few aesthetic additions to the car, including a set of hefty three-piece, 20-inch wheels and smoked tail lights. Meanwhile, Anderson Germany's wrenches have managed to bleed an extra 40 horsepower out of the car – bumping the final figure up to 590 ponies. Otherwise, the only changes are a few interior updates. We guess it's best not to mess with perfection. Hit the jump for the press release.



[Source: Anderson Germany]

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ANDERSON GERMANY – Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition

It is always a challenge when you take even the most seemingly perfect car – as the Lamborghini undoubtedly is – and have it undergo a treatment in order to present it to an admiring audience in an even more perfect condition. For example with a car that is not exactly under-motorised – the Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition.

Because the exterior of this fast car can hardly be improved, the team at the company ANDERSON GERMANY – with their headquarters in Düsseldorf – have concentrated more on the interior than on the small visible external "details" and this has given them room to go all out.

Small visible details would include the tint of the tail lamps and the panes. Alone the description of the exclusive three-part rims with specialty lacquering would be enough to fill more pages than we have space for here. To sum up: these are specially lacquered rims, 8.5x20 and 11.5x20 inches in size, soled with high performance tyres measuring 235/30-20 at the front and 305/25-20 at the back. Although they are not immediately visible, this is more than made up for by the audible exhaust system, which can be adjusted with a remote controlled, three-step valve control.

In the completely refined interior the logo-decorated seats and the generously built Carbon in White are an absolute feast for the eyes. It is worth mentioning the increased performance of the engine, from 550 PS to 590 with an even higher maximum torque.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm holding out for the Max Venturi edition. And the Velociraptor Clintthrust edition.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here's a reference picture with the original wheels-

      http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/07/lp550-2_zuerich09_kaiser_car03.jpg

      In whatever fantasy world I'm living in where I have a gallardo balboni, I'd keep mine stock.
        • 4 Years Ago
        to each his own. The stock model is a sleek sexy beast! this black one looks like its ready to go play basketball or something?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I absolutely agree.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Why? Why? Why?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I couldn't care less... I drove a standard gallardo on the barcelona racetrack for one day of fun and kept the backpain for a week! Why oh why do they build these cars for dwarfs only? I'm 6'3!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was hoping for some change to the good, since they're run by audi! ;-)

        German men are generally taller then italian dwa.... aehmmm... gentlemen! ;-)
        • 4 Years Ago
        who you calling dwarfs earthman?

        the average italian man is 5' 9.5" so lambo designed their car around that...any taller and you throw off the combined CG and make the car handle so bad that your back will hurt for a week! ...didnt you know that?!







        ...JK!
        • 4 Years Ago
        What puzzles me is that there are small cars like the smart and others where I have zero room issues (911s are fine, too). But all ferraris and lambos I ever sat in did feel like shoes 3 numbers too small!
        • 4 Years Ago
        The old Lotus Esprit was the same way. There was not a seat position possible that allowed anyone over 5'11 to fit. I could not physically drive the machine unless I drove with my torso over the passenger seat (like a broken 'L'). Guess since a lot of Italians (and Brits back in the day) are/were short.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why are these companys making cars look like a hotwheel car with the big over sized wheels.. These over sized wheels make the cars so ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are those spinner hubcaps on a Lambo? Sweeeet!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cannot wait until the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni I Want This Model Name As Long As Possible Edition. It's got to be much faster, since the longer name appears to mean more performance.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the Balboni Edition only came in a manual gearbox not paddle shifters
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently the paddles are an option; but I believe it fails to be a VB edition once you put the paddles in. Balboni would probably agree. Three pedals and RWD... the way it should be.
      • 4 Years Ago
      20 inch rims and another 40 hp added to this mean machine, sweet! we need a autobaun here in North American to let those 590 horses run wild. http://youpaidwhat.ca
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a John Player Special Edition Gallardo.
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