Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole (1986).
Pristine example of the iconic Countach in a desirable colour combination.
The Lamborghini Countach received its third and probably most important revision in March 1985. As an answer to the just launched Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini introduced four valves per cilinder and called this version simply the Quattrovalvole or QV. The engine capacity grew to 5167 cc, and compression ratio was increased to 9,5:1. This in combination with 6 downdraft two barrel Weber carburettors brought the power output to a massive 455 bhp at 7000 rpm. The competition from Maranello was beaten again, and the Countach remained the fastest sportscar on the market in 1985.
We have now an example of this famous Quattrovalvole in our inventory. Finished in gleaming black, and in combination with stunning golden painted OZ Racing wheels, this Countach looks pretty astonishing. The interior is finished in tan leather, and is just like the rest of the car in immaculate condition. The engine starts on the button, and produces a subdued rumble at idle, but once you push the throttle it becomes a screaming and most impressive sound, accompanied by a massive increase in speed. What a car !
Countach prices are rocketing at the moment, and being the most dramatic car of the seventies and eighties, it won't stop here yet. This car will probably pass the Miura in terms of desirability and cost in the coming years, and the most sought after and best examples will always command a premium over lesser examples. This example has one of the best colour combinations, is in incredibly good shape and is the most wanted version after the LP400 and LP400S. This is not the cheapest Countach on the market, nor the most expensive. It is just good value for money, and one of the safest investments money can buy these days.