Bburago 1:18 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattro - Valvole (Red)

Upon its introduction at the Geneva Auto Show in 1971, Lamborghini’s Countach simply stunned the crowd, just like its predecessor, the Miura, had five years earlier. While it looked outrageous on the stand at Geneva, the Countach was simply otherworldly on the open road. Most cars at the time were being built based on the phrase of form follows function, and the Countach turned that saying on its head. There was nothing available for purchase at the time like it. Standing just over 40 inches tall, there was no mistaking a Countach for any other vehicle.

Marcello Gandini’s brilliant design predicated the angular style typical of the 1980s nearly 10 years in advance. Upwards-hinging “scissor doors” proved a magnetic attraction, and they were only the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae of outrageous design. Not only was the Countach on the wish list of some of the world’s wealthiest individuals looking to stand out from the crowd, but the Countach also found its way into the hearts of an entire generation, and it was often hard to find a bedroom of a boy growing up in the 1980s without a poster of a Countach on the wall. Even though the design seemingly evolved constantly over the car’s 16-year lifespan, adding vents to aid engine cooling, fender flares for wider tires, and safety bumpers for the American market, the Countach was always just as desirable as it was the day the cover was lifted off the original at Geneva in 1971.

The third iteration of the Countach debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1985, with its major change being the addition of four valve heads to the already potent V-12 engine. It was dubbed the Quattrovalvole, or QV for short. Its engine displacement was increased to 5,167 cubic centimeters, and the compression ratio was increased to 9.5:1. As a result, horsepower increased to 455 brake horsepower at 7,000 rpm in European-carbureted specification, which now featured downdraft rather than side-draft carburetors. The only cosmetic styling change was to the rocker panels, where vents were added to extract air for the rear brakes.

There is nothing more eye catching than a bright red Lamborghini Countach, and no collection of Italian supercars should be without one, as it embodies the best of 1980s performance and glamor all wrapped into a single, exciting package. Many consider the QV to be the most desirable Countach model, and as one of thirteen carbureted models imported to the U.S., this example is simply the crème de la crème.

Love the Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole in Red? The model was produced in the usual high Bburago quality and reflects the original best again.

Model Features:

  • authentic interior features
  • engine detail
  • steerable front wheels
  • opening bonnet, doors and trunk

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