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The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni was a limited production rear-wheel drive version of the LP 560-4.

It is a tribute of Lamborghini to its factory test driver Valentino Balboni. The car was available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an E-Gear sequential transmission and white gold stripe on the exterior. Only 250 units of the LP 550-2 were produced.

The number 550 in its name stands for the power output in horsepower whilst 2 is a reference to its rear wheel drivetrain.

Need for Speed: World

The Valentino Balboni was made available in Need for Speed: World on November 21st, 2011 as a tier 3 car. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as an A class car.

On December 10th, 2011, it was made available for purchase. Since March 7th, 2012, it has also been purchaseable as a "Cop" variation. Both were featured as tier 3 cars, although are now rated as Class A vehicles.

The LP 550-2 is superior to the LP 560-4 despite its rear wheel drivetrain. It has better manoeuvrability and top speed, with acceleration up to par with the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640.

The only disadvantage of the Valentino Balboni is its weak nitrous boost. It can be used effectively in both multiplayer races and events involving the police.

Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating
 0 100 200 250 300 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 
660 744

Orange

The Orange style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost24700. It was initially made available on November 21st, 2011 as a top-up gift and was later made available in the car dealer on December 10th, 2011.
NFSW Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni
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Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon1,700,000, and was initially released on May 28th, 2015.
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NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon1,700,000

Cop Edition

The Cop Edition style is a Cop Edition that costs SpeedBoost25100. It was released on March 8th, 2012.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Stage 3
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"Italia"
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SpeedBoost25100

Achievement Edition

The Achievement Edition style is an achievement car awarded to the player upon them installing 200 Performance Parts that are rated 3 stars or better. It was made available on April 10th, 2013.

It is fitted with a unique aftermarket licence plate, and has a unique "Achievement Edition" livery design applied.

NFSW Lamborghni Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni Achievement
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TopSpeedIcon2 601 AccelIcon2 837 HandlingIcon2 544
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

The Valentino Balboni appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) as a Super Series racer vehicle, and as an SCPD Rapid Depolyment unit.

The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player redeeming an online pass. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 450,000 cop bounty.

Since the vehicle is rear-wheel drive, it slides better than any other Gallardo in corners and matches the LP 560-4 in speed.

Need for Speed: The Run

The Valentino Balboni appears as a tier 4 stock car, a tier 5 "Need for Speed Edition", and a police vehicle in Need for Speed: The Run. The stock model is unlocked by default while the more powerful variant is unlocked upon beating 34 Autolog recommendations.

The tier 4 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 was playable in the demo of Need for Speed: The Run. It features impressive acceleration and a high top speed. In corners, the Valentino Balboni is not hard to master although some cars such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 can be superior.

The "Need for Speed Edition" Valentino Balboni can reach a top speed of 219 mph (352 km/h). Its engine produces 677 bhp at 8,000 rpm and allows it to go from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. These traits make the Need for Speed Edition an excellent performer in most races. The handling of the car is rated "Normal".

The police variant appears as an A.I. only car along various tracks and cannot be driven by the player.

Trivia

  • Before the November 19th, 2011 patch was applied in Need for Speed: World, the Valentino Balboni snagged on walls when driving at an angle.
  • The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) can be selected with either a Arancio Borealis, Bianco Monocerus, Blu Caelum, Grigio Telesto, Grigio Thalasso, Nero Noctis, Verde Ithaca or Yellow Midas body paint colour.

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