First product is a titanium exhaust for the Aventador SV.
Driving Lamborghinis for a living must have been the most amazing job in the world, and Valentino Balboni did it for no less than four decades. He was hired as a test driver back in September 1973 and his very first test was with one of the last Miura SVs built. Not bad for the first day on the job, is it? You can imagine Lamborghini has tremendous respect for him and the peeps from Sant’Agata Bolognese even named a car after him, the ‘Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni.’
Fast forward to present day, the iconic Lambo development and test driver has decided to express his love for the raging bull by setting up his own brand. Simply called ‘VB’, the new company will focus on delivering aftermarket products tailored to Lamborghinis. The first of the bunch is a titanium exhaust system created specifically for the Aventador SuperVeloce. The ultra-light exhaust will receive its proper launch on August 20 in California at the Concorso Italiano during the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Aside from looking downright amazing, the custom exhaust is also very light, tipping the scales at only 6.3 kilograms (13.8 pounds) thanks to the all-titanium construction. VB promises it will set “a new dimension in sound” and only 30 units will ever be made, with each taking more than 350 hours of work.
We will have to wait a bit to find out details about pricing, but you can imagine it’s not cheap taking into account it has been developed for a supercar that was available in Canada for more than $500,000. It’s worth mentioning you can’t buy an Aventador SV anymore since all 600 cars planned for production were sold in only three months after the supercar’s reveal at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.