A couple of weeks ago, a Lamborghini LP550-2 Balboni was wrecked south of Vienne, France on the D386 which runs parallel to the Rhone river. Our French translation isn’t brilliant but it appears that the driver of the Lamborghini fled the scene of the accident in a Fiat 500, leaving the Gallardo in a mess at the side of the road. He later contacted the police who are investigating charges of hit and run.
We’re told that the driver lost control of the rear wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo at speed, hit a Renault Express van and a fire hydrant before coming to rest in an industrial green house. The police released a statement informing us that the driver and passenger of the Renault Express van were taken to hospital following the accident and treated for minor injuries.
The driver and passenger of the LP550-2 Balboni were two sisters. The Lamborghini LP550-2 Balboni has a 5.2 liter V10 engine producing 550hp through the rear wheels. It was built to commemorate Lamborghini’s legendary test driver and brand ambassador Valentino Balboni. Only 250 Balboni editions left Lamborghini’s factory, the number is slowly declining too.