Lamborghini Balboni - Tamming the Bull by Detailiens- specially dedicated to Seech
The rare exotics............................ not just another raging bull but the rare 2 wheel drive raging bull..............truly a collectible piece
as most of the 4 wheels drive raging bull make driver easy and safe to handle but unlike this 2 wheel with this kind of power...the driver needs to tame the bull and not tame by the bullSO Rare as the Gallardo LP 550-2 limited to a 250 units, has a raging bull up to 550-hp to the rear wheels. 0 to 62 mph comes in just 3.9 seconds
Mr Balboni, driven 8/10 Lamborghinis ever built, started from a small time mechanic apprentice (I always remember as, I have been told - never despise a humble beginning) was personally asked by the founder of the Italian automaker to test drive every proto or new Lamborghini models…….....
Many would have agreed with me that mr Valentino, stamps the road worthy of the raging bull prior rolling out, he knows the character and temprement of these car more than anyone else...how then he first tested the countach....it is the best car in the world.......how can it be better than this ..........then came the Diablo....telling themselves how can any car better than this.......over past 4 decades ! We love when you wake the Bull? sleeping inside ourselves .......congrats to him
After 40 years of faithful service, closing to his retirement....the owners hearts is to design his faithful stewards desire Lambroghini..... i wonder what make Mr Lamborghini want to do such a thing? the owner secretly quietly.......at his back , got the whole teams working out Balboni desire car......initially the designer would pops by his desk...asking for cosmetic changes...then...chief mech...meet him for espresso ... asking lots of question how Balboni feels on the tunning....later handling engineer called him for spaghetti lunch....continue to ask him....seeking his opinion and help...... the different between a raging bull and other exotics car......Balboni said "I would desire to control the car, after a long period of drving all the 4 wheel comfortable and safe Raging bull.....so this 2 wheels came about because of Balboni
...he misses the countach days......and the engineer has to redesign and shift all the weight from rear to frong to make it balance out the untamable bull.......the following week Engine management team engineer trying to call him on the line ...sound like seeking his expertise but only conversation was...asking what was the previous driven bull down fall...asking as though should he build one bull...what would it be like....how....?????? remember Mr Balboni he knows the character and temprement of these car more than anyone else...after driven all and over past 4 decades
At the back of Balboni mind, pieces of puzzle makes him think what are these guys ganging up to ??????? he knew some thing is up,,,as he grew up in all the Lamborghini car development projects
imagine one morning when he came in to his office, this senior man, hardly sleeps straight through 8 hours without sightless interruption or twisting and turning himeself on the bed , limping to get up, trying to straighten up his bone ...and crackling sound from his joints,,,,makes him desire a punch up cup of espresso....putting on his working attires unknowingly, what will his future lies after retirements.....prehaps feeling a mid life crisis all over again
pop open one of his many collection, start his engine...hearing the sound of the crank start and humming noise of the muffler all over again daily.....while waiting it to be warm up......prehaps stuck a while thru the jam, passing the same old stall for the past 4 decades, to work. park his car on the same bay he has park for 40 years...enter his room (not for any longer- before his retirements) throwing his key on the his table....and TA DA...SUPPRISE..lights of completely switched off...then came a group of singing happy birthday to you.....Happy birth day BALBONI.....flashing light as the curtain lifted up high to the ceiling....ta da....the Balboni here is your car, we make a limited edition just to "commemorate your contribution to our company"
by now tear begin to flow inmersely down...as they hugs to cherish this moments.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BALBONI...Thank you for your contribution we loves you....
Is he not the same man, than woke up this morning having all sort of complaint....but what make who is he now...is what he has done and contribute to the exotics world of wheels......A legacy that will not be easily forgotten...
do not despise a humble beginning..........
Has also been known as the world’s most uncompromising sports car, with a unique character, which offers a very special kind of active driving fun. Special appeal to those sports car drivers who enjoy a particular rear powered driving style. Yet exceptionally safe sports car to drive
Valentino influenced pretty much of all the super sports car bearing the sign of the bull. Known to have a ‘life blood’ aka DNA of this automobile and special feel for the it!
nothing less that prefect perfectionist piece
“A Lamborghini must always combine the precision of a race car with the reliability of a good friend,” Valentino
the synthesis of hi-revving pleasure, pulling power, a constantly exuberant temperament and a powerful symphony played in all keys ……………
It was not simply a question of moving the transmission to the rear axle, the vehicle had to be adjusted and tuned in every element of its driving dynamics. Lamborghini has re-tuned the springs, dampers, stabilisers and aerodynamics, with the ESP system allowing “greater drift angles”. Which is very good if you ask us…
A special white and gold coloured strip fom front till rear is inspired from the 70’s classic sports cars, underscores the powerful elegance of the Gallardo and emphasises the unique Lamborghini design DNA.
Each LP550-2 comes with a badge bearing Balboni’s signature and the car’s production number.
with a rear camera
Outstanding performance is guaranteed
Driving fun with unique character
Light-footed yet extremely safe
as it is the 2 wheeler powered raging bull
Picture of 2 months taken prior detailing dates set, as our busy schedule doesn't permits it
look at the rear spoiler - spoils by swirled improper wash
as this is an master piece collectibles piece, we wanted more time to finish the detail well...arriving before dawn....
we nearly fainted ...when we saw this
washing damages the car far more than any other thing......your reggular weekly wash
close up hurts
pain to see why people still send to car wash
you get more......from the italiano.....how the can make engine block, but the paint is painted by others
these makes me sick and screams
I am not sure about you but this wouldnt able makes me sleeps at night
more nightmares for a car detailer
I am not sure about you.......It is a night mare to correct a black and a bigger mare night to coat it impermanently under uncorrected
you sure you can finish this in 4 hours and get it coated?
more washing damages
on the roof
as this has been whacked prior delivered too...in the hands of the untrained
just taking the paint depth took me more than 45 minutes, to record down ...where and whats to be cut and how deep
we begins from the wheels
from here ...it 60 seconds....no way.....10minutes
moving to wheel detailing....makes simple and easy byy the Detailien 'Alien Clean'
the only piece that is holding this flying bull
Classic sporting look for the interior, too
pining the bull by its horn
center console is completely upholstered in Polar white leather to create a powerful accent
our tools of correction...my faithful makita.....Doc G.....invention.....both is a powerful combination of creating a big BANG
ta da a reflection pic
is a hot hot day
see closely again
ta da...it a roof reflection
what another day of heat
ta da a reflection of
ta da a reflection of the door...a mirage when it is corrected
when is about time to go
ta da ....another mirage
stool is good to rest
ta da a nother mirage
even out of focus shots tells u it is imperfect
working under intense pressure and heat of our tropics is no no fun
how 24 hours ago look like
remember the damaging by improper washing !!!!!!
ta da after 24 hours on intense labour and sweet....Thank God
the pic that makes me sick and screams
I am not sure about you but this wouldnt able makes me sleeps at night
after paint restorations
how from here
from the door
leaving it pristine again....
it time to called it a day
just a reflection above
ta da another mirage
After 40 years of faithful service, closing to his retirement....the owners hearts desire is to design his faithful stewards desire Lambroghini..... i wonder what make Mr Lambroghini want to do such a thing? what has Balboni has done for him or his empire? it just makes me reflect upon the wise saying again
this old saying again
"never forget the things I have taught you, Store in your heart. Try this out, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying........IF
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! wear them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart"
to my partner Seech ....this is specially dedicated to you...both my friend and my buddy...I would have been here without you Detailing-ship
True friend and a thicker than a blood brother....Mucha Gracias
ma reflection of our detailing ship
one who never fail to inspires other......feature in MOL
Thank God for this rare a life time encounters, counted it blessed among 28 mill in our country to handle her......
Thanks to the owner.....for all of you who spent your time reading.....thank you for all your calls and emails and appearance in all our Detailiens Clinic
another rare combination......
rare sight of
rare italiano piece
protected by the Detailiens
....to be continue
Taming the bull... with my buddy KC.
LP- Longitudinale Posteriore (Longitudinal Mid-Mounted engine).
550- 550ps (542hp).
2- Rear-wheel drive.
Balboni- Valentino Balboni (Limited to 250 units).
So it begins... KC washing down the beast.
Wash with Optimum Car Wash...
alien Clean where required...
Taking care of the 19" lightweight rims...
Taping up all of the vents... (this took a very, very, long time).
All set... Compounding with Optimum Hyper Compound + Optimum Double-Sided Wool + Makita 9227C. Polishing with Optimum Hyper Polish + Optimum Double-Sided Red Foam + Makita 9227C. Finishing with Optimum Hyper Polish + Optimum MF Polishing Pad + Flex 3401.
The paint was in pretty bad shape. Apparently the bull's hide is quite soft and very easily swirled and scratched up.
Hmm..... buffer trails... Someone has been here before us.
Swirls and RIDS gallardo.... errr... I mean galore.
After many, many hours compounding, polishing and finishing. The bull is finally ready to be protected with Optimum OptiCoat.
Made in Germany???!!!
Reflections.... Part 1:
Reflections... Part 2:
It was certainly a pleasure and honor working on this bull which is finally protected with Optimum OptiCoat!
Thanks again to my buddy KC. It is always a pleasure working with you buddy...