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Hi everyone

I'm looking to take my first steps into the world of exotics moving from an E92 M3 and 996 Turbo.

The Gallardo Balboni edition (28,000km, e-gear) is on my top-list and I'm wondering if it's "Worth it" for the driver who doesn't track the car often (if at all) ?

The other contenders are a 997 Turbo, 997 GT3, Ferrari F430

What do you guys think? Does anyone own one?
 

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I don't own a Balboni Edition, but you won't regret it. I also owned an E93 M3 and 965 Turbo. I currently have a 2006 Gallardo 6 Speed. It is a superb and easy to drive exotic. Definitely "worth it". It's a different experience than Porsche ownership. I like the F430 also, but there is just something about the Lambo.
 

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Thanks for your input. I'll hopefully be able to drive the Ferrari and Lamborghini back to back this weakend. I've driven all the Porsche's which are outstanding but I do feel as though I'd like to move to an exotic more than "another Porsche".

The price of the Lambo is the selling point for me, $180,000NZ, whereas an 09 560-4 is $185K with similar spec.
 

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HI CAV...

You already have a M3 and a Porsche Turbo would NOT get another one...

F430 vs Balboni...

Well, I own a Balboni...so I am biased...

GET THE BALBONI...in the US, I know of 3 Balbonis for sale
$140K
$165K
and
$180K

Good luck...

Hi everyone

I'm looking to take my first steps into the world of exotics moving from an E92 M3 and 996 Turbo.

The Gallardo Balboni edition (28,000km, e-gear) is on my top-list and I'm wondering if it's "Worth it" for the driver who doesn't track the car often (if at all) ?

The other contenders are a 997 Turbo, 997 GT3, Ferrari F430

What do you guys think? Does anyone own one?
 

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How have you found it as a car? Do you drive it often? Would it stand up to daily use?
 

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The other contenders are a 997 Turbo, 997 GT3, Ferrari F430

What do you guys think? Does anyone own one?
The cars you mention above are serious drivers cars...which are awesome.

What are you looking for...handling, straight line speed, daily driving, show?

With a budget of $180k I'd get a Scud all day long.

/thread.

(Oh s*#*t just saw this is in the Lambo section)



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Scud … Still $220K+ here unfortunately :|
Just engagement with the car I guess. A bit of everything! After coming from the 996 Turbo don't think much can touch the straight-line speed.. Not in my price range at least.
 

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2010 LP550-2 Balboni
Arancio Borealis
Will be 4 years old next month
20,000 miles...
No problems other than annual service.
:)

How have you found it as a car? Do you drive it often? Would it stand up to daily use?
 

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Hi everyone

I'm looking to take my first steps into the world of exotics moving from an E92 M3 and 996 Turbo.

The Gallardo Balboni edition (28,000km, e-gear) is on my top-list and I'm wondering if it's "Worth it" for the driver who doesn't track the car often (if at all) ?

The other contenders are a 997 Turbo, 997 GT3, Ferrari F430

What do you guys think? Does anyone own one?
Are you looking at this one?
 

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Damn I wish Australia didn't have such bullshit import laws, you guys in NZ are getting decent deals on your cars!

Also that car is gorgeous :)


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sorry for the stupid question but what makes the Balboni different than a regular gallardo or a superleggera? cause for me I would choose the superleggera
 

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Have you ever driven a lambo op?

The noise alone is worth the cash coupled with the 6 spd manual it's immense I absolutely love the gearshift and everything about the gallardo
 

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Supposedly the Balboni is lighter than the superleggera as well ... can anyone confirm this?
I believe the Superleggera is actually lighter then the Balboni. The dry weight of the Superleggera is 2,954lb and the Balboni 3,042lb. Balboni is lighter then the standard LP-560 by 67lb.
 

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Damn I wish Australia didn't have such bullshit import laws, you guys in NZ are getting decent deals on your cars!

Also that car is gorgeous :)


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I know! A while back when I had an E46 M3 which I bought for just $35K, "poorer" examples with much higher mileage were $50K AUD!
Looking now, 150,000kms + and still $35K AUD. Jeeze!
 

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Have you ever driven a lambo op?

The noise alone is worth the cash coupled with the 6 spd manual it's immense I absolutely love the gearshift and everything about the gallardo
OP's choice isn't a manual
 
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