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Autoblog takes a spin in the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni with Valentino Balboni!

You can say we are pretty jealous on this one, however Jonny Lieberman has written one of the best pieces to come out of the site in while. Well done and congrats on the invite, Mr. Lieberman!

Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

We still like the orange version more!

It was eleven in the morning on a typical Thursday when my phone rang. “How’d you like to drive the Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni in Beverly Hills at 3:00 pm… with Valentino Balboni?” Aside from screaming “YES!!!” at the top of my lungs, all sorts of thoughts started to crowd my brain. What should I wear? Should I shave? Do I address him as Valentino? Mr. Balboni? Your majesty? And most of all, am I worthy? Normally at car events, you wind up talking to a bunch of MBA-types and, no offense, but really, who cares? You drink too much, brag too much, dress how you like – it simply doesn’t matter. But this was Valentino Balboni. Respect is demanded. Then I got a text message from Drew Phillips, our resident ace photographer. “No flip flops.” Right.

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