Right now, the eyes of all the automobile journalists are on at the vehicles present at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which I completely understand as these vehicles represent the present and the future of our profession. So, to break the constant flow of shiny, brightly painted, and overly complicated automobiles from the ongoing auto show, I have decided to take a different path today by sharing a video featuring Harry Metcalfe from EVO Magazine in his You Tube channel, Harry’s Garage reviewing a cult classic from the 1980s, the Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole.
A quick 15 second search on Google and Google Images show that the Lamborghini Countach was the poster car for the company in the 1980s, seriously, no joke. When you were growing up in the 1980s, there were only two cars qualified enough to be posted on your bedroom wall. First, there was the Ferrari Testarossa and then the Lamborghini Countach mentioned here. However, based on the looks alone, the Lamborghini posters outsold the Ferrari ones almost at two to one ratio.
So, what exactly made the Lamborghini Countach the pin-up poster king of the 1980s? Well, I leave that task up to Harry as he reviews the car in full detail during this 30 minute video. For those wondering, the two things that made the Countach the pin-up poster king in my opinion was 1) the huge and totally useless rear wing and 2) 455 horsepower from the 5.0 L Lamborghini V12 (this particular car in the video has carburetors instead of fuel injection and this just ups the cool factor of the car).
So, stop what you are doing, click the full screen button on the bottom right, turn up the speaker’s volume and hear that beastly engine come to life in this cool video featuring one of the greatest cars Lamborghini ever made. Enjoy!
Video sourced from Harry’s Garage via You Tube.