Lamborghini Countach LP400 by AUTOart Diecast Models

Lamborghini Countach LP400 by AUTOart Diecast Models

Lamborghini Countach LP400 by AUTOart Diecast Models

The Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined, V12 sports car produced by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. Its design pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look popular in many high-performance sports cars. It also popularized the “cab forward” design concept, which pushes the passenger compartment forward to accommodate a larger engine.
In 2004, American car magazine Sports Car International named the car number three on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s, and listed it number ten on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s.
Named after an Italian expression of disbelief and delight, ‘Countach’ is exactly what a member of the Lamborghini team said when the concept was unveiled in 1971. The prototype and the car itself had incredibly futuristic styling for the 1970s. The boxiness of the bodywork was something other manufacturers were catching up on by the late 1980s, showing that they were 20 years ahead of the competition as far as design goes. Just over 2,000 cars have been built over its 16-year lifespan, with 650 of these being to celebrate the 25 year anniversary. The car was updated considerably over its time, with the engine getting more and more powerful with each model but the bodywork staying futuristic and as stylish as ever.
The Countach entered production as the LP400 with a 3929 cc engine delivering 375 metric horsepower (276 kW; 370 hp). The first production Countach was delivered to an Australian in 1974. Externally, little had altered from the final form of the prototype except at the rear, where conventional lights replaced the futuristic light clusters of the prototype. The styling had become rather more aggressive than Gandini’s original conception, with the required large air scoops and vents to keep the car from overheating, but the overall shape was still very sleek. The original LP400 rode on the quite narrow tires of the time, but their narrowness and the slick styling meant that this version had the lowest drag coefficient of any Countach model. The emblems at the rear simply read “Lamborghini” and “Countach”, with no engine displacement or valve arrangement markings as is found on later cars. By the end of 1977, the company had produced 158 Countach LP400s.
In recent years the original LP400 has become collectable, and in an auction in June 2014, a 1975 model sold for £953,500 at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction.
The key features include: Doors Open, Hood Opens, Trunk Opens, Wheels Steer, Wheels Roll, Made of High Quality Diecast and Great Detail.

Lamborghini Countach LP400 by AUTOart Diecast Models

Lamborghini Countach LP400 by AUTOart Diecast Models

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