Valentino Balboni Drives The Iconic Lamborghini Countach

Few people so beautifully epitomize the history and heritage of Lamborghini quite like Valentino Balboni.

Balboni served as the company’s chief test driver for 40 years up until his retirement in 2008 and knows the Italian marque’s vehicles better than anyone else on earth.

Recently, he jumped behind the wheel of one of the most famous Lamborghini models ever produced, the Countach.

The Countach in question is a 1986 QV and was built specifically for Lamborghini’s chief executive at the time, Patrick Mimran. It is painted in a stunning shade of maroon and sits on a set of gold wheels. When combined with a set of pop-up headlights, the Countach was the supercar of the time and, to this day, remains one of the most extravagant road cars ever conceived.

So, what does the legendary test driver think of the iconic Lambo? Find out by watching the video right after the jump.


  • Bash

    An iconic super-car paired with an iconic name.. perfect match, what betters that?!
    Amazing and so fitting combo.

  • Six_Tymes

    very cool video. i wonder who thought to produce this, its fantastic as is the car.

  • Video with Caveats

    I enjoyed the video, but can’t help to mention how many people are now ripping-out the video theming that Petrolicious developed and refined.

  • ace_9

    Dream job…

  • Blade t

    What a cool video ,such an iconic car….

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Still better than the current Transformer Lambos

    And years ago he drove it much much much quicker

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