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Audi R8 V10 Decennium: 10 Years of the 5.2 FSI V10

Audi R8 V10 Decennium: 10 Years of the 5.2 FSI V10

Celebrating 10 Years of the 5.2 FSI V10

Audi R8 V10 Decennium - Front Corner Driver Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Front Corner Driver Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Audi made a major debut of the R8 V10 Decennium at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This car is a celebration of 10 years with the 5.2 FSI V10 engine. The initial reveal of this motor was back on December 8 of 2008. Furthermore, the official debut was during the Detroit Auto Show, or North American International Auto Show, in January of 2009. Since then, the motor is seen in R8 models as well as even in Lamborghinis. Obviously, the R8 V10 Decennium is a collector vehicle. To back this up, this model has a limit of 222 units. If buying a Decennium is a goal, expect to pay over $250,000.

Audi R8 V10 Decennium - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

5.2-Liter V10 Engine with 620 Horsepower

Audi R8 V10 Decennium - Engine Bay - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Engine Bay – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Under the rear hood, the R8 V10 Decennium sports a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine. This motor boats 620 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the R8 Decennium to reach 62 mph in only 3.1 seconds. Furthermore, as per the top end, this car can reach 206 mph. And, for those that don’t know, FSI stands for “Fuel Stratified Injection”. As with most modern vehicles, this car will have the dual-clutch transmission. In combo, the engine and transmission perform phenomenally. This car is truly a dedication to an amazing Audi engine.

Audi R8 V10 Decennium - Door Design - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Door Design – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Amazing Design & Styling!

2020 Audi R8 Decennium – Interior And Exterior Walkaround – 2019 Geneva Motor Show

While the manufacturer pictures show the Daytona Gray paintjob, the Audi R8 Decennium has many color options. These include: Ascari Blue, Floret Silver, Kemora Gray, Mythos Black, and Suzuka Gray. To complement the exterior, the car sports a bronze intake manifold as well as bronze 20” alloy wheels. Moreover, the car has many gloss black accents including the front spoiler, rear diffuser, and side sills. All of these design elements create an amazing look for this car. As these cars reach the buyers, pictures of different color combos will debut. Then, a decision can be made on the best color scheme for this car! Overall, the Decennium is another amazing V10 vehicle by Audi.

Audi R8 V10 Decennium - Rear Corner Driver Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Audi R8 V10 Decennium – Rear Corner Driver Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Huracán Evo is Here!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner Close-Up - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner Close-Up – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Lamborghini added another track monster to its list – the Lamborghini Huracán Evo. Obviously, this car is a continuation of the Huracán lineup, but with an overhaul. From the exterior to the interior, Lambo claims this to be naturally enhanced. But, starting at a price of $261,275, this car is for wealthy people. As with many Lamborghinis, this car has four-wheel drive. Finally, although it may not be the Pope Francis Edition, this car is amazing!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo 5.2-Liter V10 Engine

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Lower Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Lower Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo begins with a powerful 5.2-liter V10. This engine produces 630 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with a 7-gear multi-disc, wet-clutch electronically controlled transmission. Subsequently, from 0 to 60 mph, the Huracán Evo takes only 2.9 seconds. Moreover, at the top end, this car reaches 201 mph. Next, let’s take a dive into the interior and tech of the Evo.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo State-of-the-Art Tech

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

In recent years, Lamborghini has shown incentive to improve it’s tech. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is a clear display of this goal. Firstly, the car begins with the Lamborghini Inertial Platform (LIP). This allows the vehicle to capture real-time info based on its behavior. Next, there is the Lamborghini Magnetorheological Suspension (LMS). Thirdly, the car has LDS, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering. Fourthly, the car has a “brain” that responds by anticipating how to react. This is called LDVI, or Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics. Finally, the interior comes with a stunning HMI, Human-Machine Interface, system. This provides the cockpit with an 8.4” multi-touch capacitive screen.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo Does It Again!

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Preview – DPCcars – YouTube

As with most of the company’s releases, Lamborghini does it again. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is quite an amazing car. With a powerful V10 and tech, this car meets expectations. It is no longer a question of power or tech. Now, it is a question of how much of both. Obviously, it’s great to see Lambo move forward in the world of tech offerings. Overall, the Huracán Evo is a track monster that can be driven about town. But, be smart and avoid pulling an Alex Choi!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder: The Convertible Supercar

For the 2017 model year, Audi entirely redesigned the well-known R8. Starting at a MSRP of $176,350, the 2018 Audi R8 boasts a 5.2-liter V10 engine with 540 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. The R8 V10 Spyder can hit 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. The motor works with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for seamless shifting. Lastly, the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder has Quattro all-wheel drive.

2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder: Second-Generation R8 Model

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder is the newest addition to the second-generation R8 models. The R8 Spyder is the same height and wheelbase length as the base R8 but overall it is slightly shorter and wider. With the 5.2-liter V10 engine, the R8 has growling, intense exhaust notes. Although it may not be legal on the road, the R8 Spyder can hit a whopping 198 mph. Lastly, in the front there is a water-cooled front differential while the rear contains a limited-slip differential.

The spaceframe of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder is 90 percent aluminum. Overall, the R8 Spyder weighs a total of 3,554 pounds. Depending on options chosen, the R8 Spyder arrives with 19” or 20” wheels. Technological wise, there is electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering by ZF. On top of this, adaptive magnetorheological dampers are an option for the suspension.

While on the road, the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder’s roof can be lowered or raised up to 31 mph. If the driver doesn’t want to lower the roof, the rear window can be lowered independently. This allows the driver and any passenger to hear the phenomenal exhaust notes of the R8.

A technological jump forward, the new R8 comes with the Virtual Cockpit. The Virtual Cockpit is a digital gauge cluster that includes the RPM gauge, speedometer, and general information. One of the biggest features of the Virtual Cockpit is that it can display Google Maps.

The 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder is a True Convertible Supercar

Overall, the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder is an entirely new level of the R8 family. From its purring 5.2-liter V10 engine to its redesigned styling, it is a mouth opening car. The collection of technological advancements leap this car to the front of its competition. With the digital and sport options, it feels as if you’re driving the car of the future. If you have $176,000 to spare, the Audi R8 V10 Spyder is a great way to spend it.

Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. McLaren 720s Rev Battle

Between the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the McLaren 720s, which do you prefer? Luckily, this comparison includes a Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. McLaren 720s Rev Battle.

Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. McLaren 720s Rev Battle

The Audi R8 V10 Plus and the McLaren 720s are two well-known sports car on today’s market. Although they usually appeal to slightly different market segments, they both are true sports cars in their own distinctive ways. There are many ways to compare the vehicles from their motors to their style. The Audi R8 V10 Plus has a 5.2-liter V10 with 610 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the McLaren 720s has a twin turbo 4.0-liter V8 pushing 710 horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque.

The major difference between the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the McLaren 720s is the price difference. The Audi R8 V10 Plus enters the market at $189,900 base price while the McLaren 720s price is estimated around $288,845. For the price difference, the Audi R8 completes a 0-60 mph run in 2.9 seconds while the McLaren 720s does so in 2.8 seconds. The price difference is staggering, placing the cars on different levels, while the 0-60 is minimally different. Would you prefer a cheaper car with a V10 at the expense of 0.1 seconds? Or would you prefer the more expensive model with the twin-turbo V8?

As per comparison, the TGE TV YouTube channel decided to hold a rev battle between the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the McLaren 720s. For a start, both cars sound great and have their own distinctive motor sounds. On the other hand, the Audi R8 V10 Plus takes sound to entire other level. The R8 V10 Plus is stated to be so loud that it could make your ears bleed. The Audi R8 V10 Plus most likely is modded, giving it this extreme exhaust sound.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus Wins Rev Battle

Overall, the Audi R8 V10 Plus wins the rev battle with the McLaren 720s. Although both cars sound mean, the V10 shines in this video. Either way, the Audi R8 V10 Plus and the McLaren 720s are two phenomenal sports cars.

Fireworks & Cars? Well… Maybe Not.

Fireworks & Cars? Well… Maybe Not.

Who Doesn’t Enjoy Fireworks & Cars?

Happy New Year 2019! With the arrival of the New Year, the thoughts of cars and fireworks are on the minds of many. Some people simply set goals for their own car, or car purchases. Other people celebrate with firework displays or setting them off safely at home. And, furthermore, some people even celebrate with cars and fireworks. Daily Driven Exotics did just so for July 4th, 2018. With the DDE Lamborghini Huracán and a Porsche driving about, fireworks were shot into the sky around them. The purpose of this was to celebrate the “4th of July Canadian style”. Although it looks absolutely awesome, it unfortunately destroys the Lamborghini’s tires.

DDE Lamborghini Huracán

DDE Lamborghini Huracán - Celebrating with Fireworks - Front Corner In-Motion - Daily Driven Exotics - EuroDrift

DDE Lamborghini Huracán – Celebrating with Fireworks – Front Corner In-Motion – Daily Driven Exotics – EuroDrift

The DDE Lamborghini Huracán is quite a spectacular vehicle. The base Huracán itself is an amazing beast. Prior to any modifications, the Huracán sports a 5.2-liter V10 engine. This works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The RWD version rocks 572 horsepower while the track-ready, AWD Performante has 631 horsepower. Just as the Gallardo and Murciélago before, the Aventador and Huracán will be moving out of the lineup soon. This doesn’t make them less phenomenal, but more so collectible. The Gallardo can still fetch around $100,000 or more, while the Murcielago is at least double that.

Use Precautions with Fireworks!

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DESTROY LAMBORGHINI TIRES! – DailyDrivenExotics – YouTube

Overall, the DDE Lamborghini Huracán is a beastly machine. Celebrating New Years 2019 with a car like this and fireworks would be absolutely awesome… until the tires melt. Unfortunately, the Huracán didn’t survive the celebration. The tires didn’t handle the fire and heat well, leading to requiring replacement. On top of that, driving the way that is shown in the video is a sure way to destroy tires as well. So, first off, be sure not to drive illegally, irresponsibly, or recklessly. Secondly, always use fireworks with caution, care, and adult supervision, where needed. In conclusion, the Huracán is an awesome car and this video showcases how to NOT celebrate with fireworks and a Lamborghini … lol.

DDE Lamborghini Huracán - Celebrating with Fireworks - Waving American Flag - Daily Driven Exotics - EuroDrift

DDE Lamborghini Huracán – Celebrating with Fireworks – Waving American Flag – Daily Driven Exotics – EuroDrift

Note: All pictures are taken from the YouTube video which is property of Daily Driven Exotics.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider at Monterey 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider at Monterey 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista vs. Lamborghini Huracan

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Front Corner with Closed Roof - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Front Corner with Closed Roof – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Unveiled during Monterey Car Week, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has all the performance upgrades of the 488 Coupe, plus open-air driving. This makes it competitive with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. However, the engines are quite different and the result is that the Pista is faster off the line.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
  • 3.9-Liter V8 Bi-Turbo Gasoline Engine
  • 7-Speed Dual Clutch Auto Transmission
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 711 HP, 8000 RPM
  • 568 LB.-FT. at 3,000 RPM
  • 0-124 MPH in 7.6 Seconds

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe - Front Corner - Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Huracan Coupe – Front Corner – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
  • 5.2-Liter V10 Naturally Aspirated
  • 7-Speed Dual Clutch Auto Transmission
  • Four-Wheel Drive
  • 630 HP, 8,000 RPM
  • 443 LB.-FT. at 6,500 RPM
  • 0-124 MPH in 8.9 Seconds

The Pista has a wheelbase of 2650 mm, making it a bit wider and easier to handle in the corners. Apart from that and the slight speed edge, the two cars are virtually neck and neck. The Lamborghini comes with a high price tag so we are curious where the Spider’s price point will fall.

The Spider Cuts Weight

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Pista was built for the track. In fact, “Pista” is the Italian word for “track.” Whether you are looking at the new Spider or the Coupe, 0-62 mph in 2.85 seconds is pretty fast. The fact that the convertible matches the speed of the coupe is even more impressive given that it weighs more.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Cockpit - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Cockpit – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

A lot of effort went into reducing the weight of the Spider. First, they replaced the alloy rims with carbon fiber wheels. Ferrari also took out the carpets and even replaced the metal door handles with straps. Yet, after modifications, the Spider still weighed 220 lbs more than the Pista Coupe.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Ferrari’s Not Divulging the Price

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Official Video – Ferrari – YouTube

Despite inquiries, Ferrari has been pretty hush-hush regarding the price of the new 488 Pista Spider. The automaker also hasn’t set a release date. However, the unveiling in Monterey may have set the stage for the launch.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Note: All of the pictures are property of the Ferrari manufacturer.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
Dubai Tourist Obtains Over $47,000 in Violations within 3 Hours

Dubai Tourist Obtains Over $47,000 in Violations within 3 Hours

Quite a Trip to Dubai in the UAE

In 2018, a British tourist visiting Dubai was able to rack up over $47,000 (170,000 dirhams) in only 3 hours. On July 30th, the tourist went to a dealership to rent a Lamborghini Huracán. Then, on the next day, July 31st, the dealership began receiving notifications. These notices were for speed violations occurring between 2:30 AM and 6 AM in the morning. As expected, the entire situation has hurt the dealership.

The tourist violating the laws was simply acting unreasonably, so they should absolutely be responsible for these fines. Overall, the total sum of fines arrives at a hefty price of $47,643. In the end, hopefully this situation works out for the dealership, as the driver was solely responsible for his abuse of law.

Lamborghini Huracán Specifications

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe - Front Corner - Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe – Front Corner – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift

While in Dubai, the British tourist figures renting a Lamborghini Huracán is a great option. While this may be a fantastic idea for many, some people can’t handle it. For instance, how about this guy? Maybe next time stick to the Kia or Toyota rental.

Overall, a Lamborghini Huracán isn’t a bad choice for a Dubai tourist. If driven reasonable, this car is built to impress. At a price of $353,919, this car is quite expensive. Costing as much as a small home, this car boasts a 5.2-liter V10 engine. This motor works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. On the power side, this car has 631 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows it to reach 60 mph in only 2.4 seconds. With a top speed of 201 mph, it is easy to see how this car can easily violate worldwide laws.

Breakdown of Violations

Dubai Police Vehicles - Front - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - EuroDrift

Dubai Police Vehicles – Front – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – EuroDrift

”He was driving at 230 and 240 kilometers per hour…” – Mohammed Ibrahim, Car Rental Business Owner

Overall, the Dubai tourist from the UK broke quite a few laws in the UAE. Firstly, the driver received 12 speeding violations. This amounts to $19,057 (70,000 dirham) simply for speeding. Next, the cost of obtaining the car from impoundment was $28,585 (105,000 dirhams). In a combination, this amounts to $47,643 in expenses.

According to reports, this car was spotted speeding at 149 mph (240 km/h) by 33 radars on Sheikh Zayed Road. This road is one of the busiest in Dubai, so speed detectors are an expectation, especially in the sports car “capitol”. This driver was over the limit by 62 mph (100 km/h) at the max allowed speed. The base rule for the road is 75 mph (120 km/h), but the road allows up to 87 mph (140 km/h). In many countries, this will lead to imprisonment on top of losing a license. Although, the Dubai police fleet is quite amazing itself, including Lamborghinis. So, getting away from Dubai police would be quite difficult.

This Entire Fiasco is Preposterous

British tourist racks up $47,000 worth of speeding fines in Dubai – Global1 News Network – YouTube

Currently, the UAE law has a fine for exceeding 50 mph (80 km/h) set to $816.70 (3,000 dirhams). On top of this, the driver obtains 23 black points and a 60-day car confiscation. So, unfortunately, the business has taken the biggest hit from this person’s pursuit of speed. This Dubai tourist is simply in the wrong and should be treated in that manner. Although views around the world are different, a business owner shouldn’t be held responsible for another person’s sole actions. This simply doesn’t make sense, so put the blame on the tourist. Lastly, just to note, reports seem to indicate the tourist settled the fines after being stuck in the UAE due to it. In conclusion, this Dubai tourist doesn’t represent how anyone should act abroad.

Note: To properly handle a traffic stop, refer to this article by EuroDrift!

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

The Gallardo Valentino Balboni Edition

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Front Corner with Valentino Balboni - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Corner with Valentino Balboni – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2010 model year, Lamborghini built the Gallardo Valentino Balboni edition. The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a dedication to Valentino Balboni. Valentino Balboni has been a member of Lamborghini since 1967. Back then, Ferruccio Lamborghini hired Balboni to be a driver whose focus was on dynamic attribute development. Valentino Balboni has been in this position since 1973 but retired in 2008 and now goes around the world as an ambassador. Either way, Balboni has been a major contributor to the Lamborghini brand for over 40 years. Not surprisingly, the Balboni edition arrived with only 250 units.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Front Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

5.2-Liter DOHC 40-Valve V10 Engine

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Engine - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Engine – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni sports a mid-engine 5.2-liter DOHC 40-valve V10 engine. This motor has aluminum block heads as well as direct fuel injection. This engine produces 542 base horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of base torque. Furthermore, the motor works in conjunction with a 6-speed manual transmission. In combination with a RWD drivetrain, the Balboni is a beastly sports car. This vehicle is the first RWD Lamborghini since the Diablo.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Rear Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Rear Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Differences from Base Lamborghini Gallardo

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Front Corner in White - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Front Corner in White – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni differs from the base Gallardo in a multitude of ways. Firstly, the Balboni edition has a 43/57 front-to-rear weight distribution ratio. This is due to alterations such as the transmission being relocated to the rear. Secondly, another alteration is the 45% limited-slip differential that works better with the RWD system. Thirdly, the suspension has stiffer anti-roll bars as well as spring and damper tweaks. Lastly, on the interior, the Balboni arrives with black leather that works together with contrasting white segments.

Optional Upgrades for the Balboni Edition

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Dashboard - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Dashboard – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Not surprisingly, the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni offers quite a few expensive options. Firstly, Lamborghini offers heated electric seats for $3,630. Secondly, there is a carbon fiber engine dress-up option at $4,235. Thirdly, there is a ceramic brakes package at a steep price of $15,600. Yes, the options alone can add over $20,000 to the hefty price tag. The front brakes are 15” drilled, vented, carbon-ceramic discs with 14” versions in the rear. Furthermore, there are 3 caliper color options to go with the gray wheels. Either way, the Gallardo Balboni is quite an amazing feat of engineering.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Balboni Performance Specifications

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni is a powerhouse of a vehicle with amazing performance specs. From 0 to 60 mph, the Balboni edition takes only 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, for 0 to 100 mph, it takes only 7.8 seconds. On the quarter mile, the Balboni completes it in 11.6 seconds at 124 mph. The 5.2-liter V10 allows for a top speed of 199 mph. On the braking side, the vehicle can stop from 70 mph in only 173 feet. Lastly, this car hits 0.93 g on the g-force turning tests.

One of the Most Unique Gallardo Models

A Dream Ride In The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni – Motor Trend Channel – YouTube

The 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni edition is one of the most unique Gallardo models. Initially, the car’s MSRP was $225,795 but the 8-year depreciation leads to a current price of around $150,000. Furthermore, this car boasts some additional tech such as a back-up camera, Bluetooth, and navigation. The Balboni edition is probably the most collector’s edition model of the Gallardo. In conclusion, the Gallardo Balboni edition is a phenomenal piece of engineering from the past.

Lamborghini Huracán: Pope Francis Edition – Signed & Auctioned for Charity

Lamborghini Huracán: Pope Francis Edition – Signed & Auctioned for Charity

Pope Francis Receives Lamborghini Huracán as a Gift

In November 2017, Lamborghini gifted the Pope a beautifully customized Lamborghini Huracán. The event was located at the Pontiff’s Santa Marta residence at the Vatican. The MSRP of a base Lamborghini Huracán is $199,800 USD. On the exterior, this Lamborghini has a papal white paint job with gold accents and stripes. Although Lamborghini intended the gift for the pope, the Pontiff had separate plans.

266th Pope of Catholic Church Since 2013

Pope Francis began his papacy in 2013 and is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church. His name is chosen in respect to Saint Francis of Assisi. Surprisingly, Pope Francis is the ninth oldest pope to win an election for papacy at 76 years old. Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the name of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. If you didn’t know, Pope John Paul II was once seen riding in a Ferrari long ago.

5.2-Liter V10 Producing 573 Horsepower

The Lamborghini Huracán coupe starts at a MSRP of $199,800 in the U.S.. The Huracán sports a 5.2-liter V10 engine producing 573 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. To complement the engine, Lamborghini offers a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Huracán, unexpectedly, has a RWD drivetrain. There is an AWD system that produces 602 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque as well. The AWD version costs a bit more but comes with 29 more horsepower and 15 more torque.

The Pope Auctions Lamborghini Huracán for Charity


Overall, the Lamborghini Huracán is a stunning feat of engineering. With it’s sporty exterior and a V10 engine, this is a car fan’s dream. Fortunately, for the Pope, Lamborghini was generous enough to provide one as a gift. Instead of keeping it for himself, Pope Francis put the Huracán up for auction to benefit charities. An example of one of the charities is the Pope John XXIII Community Association which fights human trafficking. In conclusion, although the Pope received an amazing gift, he was generous enough to think of others instead of himself.

Lamborghini Egoista: 50th Anniversary Concept Car

Lamborghini Egoista: 50th Anniversary Concept Car

Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary Concept Car

In 2013, Lamborghini produced the Egoista as their 50th anniversary concept car. The Lamborghini Egoista’s basis is the well-known Gallardo. Walter de Silva is responsible for the Egoista’s design. Many people claim this is Lamborghini’s “Batmobile” as it quite looks like one. With a mid-engine placement and all-wheel drive, the Egoista displays the usual specifications of a Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Gallardo 5.2-Liter V10 with 600 Horsepower

In the engine bay, the Egoista sports a 5.2-liter V10 with 600 horsepower. As this car is a concept vehicle, it will not make mass production or be for sale on the market. Although there is no price, an estimate of the Lamborghini  Egoista is around $4 million USD, similar to the Veneno. Now, the Egoista is on display at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. Remember, the sole reason for this vehicles creation is to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary as a company.

Race Car Features & Specifications

Lamborghini Egoista - Side - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Egoista – Side – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

On the interior, the Egoista is a true sports car. Surprisingly, the steering wheel’s removal is necessary to enter and exit the vehicle. That may sound like a tedious task, but with a racing design it is built to be efficient and quick. Next, the Lamborghini Egoista has a lighting layout like an airplane. There are also active aerodynamic panels that raise and lower to maximize downforce and stability.

Egoista Stands for “Selfish”

In Italian, Egoista stands for “selfish”. Yes, it really does mean selfish. Some may say it is quite selfish for Lamborghini to withhold this car from market. On the other hand, some think Lamborghini is crazy for building this car in the first place. Either way, the car can be seen on display in the museum mentioned above.

The Lamborghini Egoista Represents a Bull Ready to Charge


Overall, the Lamborghini Egoista is quite a unique sports car. The design is meant to resemble a bull getting ready to charge. As you know, hopefully, the bull is central part of the Lamborghini logo. Regardless of it’s selfish name, the Egoista is a spectacle for all to see. If you ever wanted to see a Lamborghini Batmobile, here it is. In the end, the Egoista will remain an extremely rare collectible car held by the Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Company. For those who don’t know, S.p.A. stands for “Società per azioni” which translates to “public company”.

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