If you’re a fan of supercars, sure that the name of Valentino Balboni looks familiar. It is one of the most important characters of the history of Lamborghini, a company to which he has been associated all his professional life. Its beginnings were as an apprentice mechanic, but was clawing its way up to become the main tester of all the cars out of the factory. It is said that about 80% of the cars out of the plant Sant’agata have passed through his hands.
Its importance is such that the firm even launched a special edition of the Lamborghini Gallardo in his honor, named simply as Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni, and whose main feature was that it was propulsion rear in place of the all-wheel drive. Balboni had to retire in 2008 but such is his passion for the brand still remains linked to the firm as a consultant. If this outside little, this week has just announced the launch of their new company, dubbed as VB in reference to the initials of its full name. How could it be otherwise, will be specialized in to develop better models of Lamborghini.
In a market in which there are already numerous companies a specialist, in VB have decided to go for the exclusivity extreme as a mark of identity. For the moment only, they have presented a product, but makes clear the orientation that is going to have the company. It is in new exhaust for the Lamborghini Aventador SV, even lighter than the one that mounts of series this version of flying high in the Aventador. Is entirely made of titanium and has a weight of 6.3 kg lower than the original. In addition to the weight savings, from VB highlighted the fact that the sound that will emanate the leaks will be even more beautiful.
will Only produce 30 units of this authentic, handcrafted piece, whose manufacturing takes 350 hours. Appear few units but, taking into account that there will only be 600 units of the Aventador SV, it is feasible that 5% of the total number of owners choose to mount this exhaust aftermarket. The public presentation will take place in the Concours d’elegance of Pebble Beach which will start on August 21. With the amount of wealthy collectors of supercars that are left to see there, we’re sure that won’t take long to sell the 30 exhaust systems provided. Now just have to wait to appear on Youtube the first video in the symphony of these leaks.