Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 pictures and details have been released.
The car's official name is the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni - named in honour of the company's renowned test driver.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni marks a major departure for Lamborghini, as it abandons four-wheel-drive in favour of rear-wheel-drive.
Rear-wheel drive has meant several revisions over the four-wheel drive version of the car. Lamborghini says "the vehicle had to be adjusted and tuned in every element of its driving dynamics."
This includes different springs, dampers, stabilisers and tyres. The aerodynamics were also adjusted to take account of the change to the power flow.
The rear axle differential, with a 45 per cent limited slip, was also redeveloped, as was the calibration of the e-gear transmission. The ESP was also tuned to two settings: standard and Corsa, which allows greater drift angles.
An official Lamborghini statement said: "Rear wheel drive has a special appeal to those sports car drivers who enjoy a particular driving style. Thanks to the eminently powerful V10 driveline, controlled oversteer is no problem – naturally always to the extent defined by the driver - because refined road manners and perfectly tuned assistance systems mean that the Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni is an exceptionally safe sports car to drive."