Valentino Balboni drives the 1986 Lamborghini Countach QV Downdraft

There isn’t better proof of chemistry between man and machine than this

Who could ever drive the Countach better than Mister Lamborghini, Sant'Agata Bolognese's former chief test driver, a man who witnessed the rise of Ferruccio Lamborghini and the early days of carbon fiber?

When Valentino Balboni applied for a job at Lamborghini in 1968, he didn’t even have a driving license. He got the job, though, but he started from the bottom. In the process, he fell in love with the Miura and almost got killed by a Countach he rolled at 180 km/h.

 

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Speaking of the Countach; the model you’ll see in the video below is a Countach QV Downdraft which is said to have been tailored specially for Patrick Mimran, Lamborghini CEO at that time.

There isn’t a better spokesperson for Lamborghini than Valentino Balboni, and on that note, we’ll let the video below reinforce this statement.

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