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Ride with V. Balboni

Discussion in 'Australia' started by mhh, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. mhh

    mhh F1 Veteran

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    If you find yourself in Bologna, drop in to the Lambo factory and Valentino will take you for a ride. The locals must love his considerate way of dealing with the traffic :eek:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW7Cok5T2iE
     
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  3. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    That would have been fun. Thought that may have been you in the passengers seat at first Mark doing a little test ride. ;)

    I noticed as most Europeans do, they slow down when they approach a town.
     
  4. simon klein

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    Great ride,interesting seatbelt setup.
    I liked his disregard of the white lines in the middle of the road.
     
  5. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    i can't believe how much the sound reminds me of my old boxer.
     
  6. Modeler

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    He could do that run with his eyes closed.
     
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  8. moretti

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    a lot of people probably thought he was !!! :eek:
     
  9. goober

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    stop talking about your old girlfriends in such a harsh manner
     
  10. SPEEDCORE

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    That's how all Italians drive in general. They are even worst in Rome.

    My uncle in Rome likes to drive up one way streets the wrong way, to save some time :eek:
     
  11. mhh

    mhh F1 Veteran

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    Counting the gears and knowing the engine sound, he's doing more than 250km/h when the guy says "wow". And that's no deserted backroad.

    I've never managed to squeal the tyres through a bend. I'm obviously not trying hard enough.
     
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  13. kongman

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    #10 kongman, Jul 17, 2009
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    i watched it a while ago and said holy crap ...........i wouldnt want to do it ..............but then again i wonder how many cars he has had bingles in ??
     
  14. RMV

    RMV F1 Veteran

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    Amazing... not one flash of the headlights or middle finger shown by any of the oncoming drivers! ;)
     
  15. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    I think that might be very wise of you!
     
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  17. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    especially with armco millimetres away :eek:

    he's obviously not paying the damages bill
     
  18. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    I doubt he has any accidents. Most are locals that use the road, they would see Lambos flying past on a daily basis. Plus the driving culture there is different. They aren't so hung up on following the laws to the letter but at the same time when it comes to overtaking they do it properly. You don't get *******s sitting in the fast lane or when you decide to overtake it doesn't become personal haha.
     
  19. Modeler

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    He knows every millemeter of that road. The video was of the sixth up and back just for that group of journos.
    All the locals would know him and he them. Probably runs that up and back a dozen times a day.
     
  20. luminere1

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    what a legend..
     

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