Lamborghini Countach LP5000S QV

  • Only 544 units of this version built
  • 19.000 KM from new
  • Incl. checkover & MOT
Year:1988
Paintwork:Red
Interior:Leather black
Gearing Type:Manual
Mileage:19.000 KM
Power:455 HP
Fuel*:Petrol
Price:481.000,- € (TAX paid)

* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 16,3 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)

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The Lamborghini Countach LP5000S QV

When Ferruccio Lamborghini founded „Automobili Ferrucio Lamborghini” in May 1963 with the intent to build sports cars even better than Ferrari’s, everyone thought he had gone mad. No one was able to foresee how Lamborghini would change the automotive industry forever. But even the loudest critics had to acknowledge Lamborghini’s success after the release of the mighty Miura and its incredible power. The myth of Lamborghini started right then and there. A few years later, with the help of their next masterpiece, the myth of Lamborghini found its way into the heads and rooms of many children of the 1980s, as arguably the most famous poster car ever. The Lamborghini Countach showed the revolutionary mindset and capacity Lamborghini had to offer in terms of design and engineering. A multitude of different types of Countachs was produced between its release in 1974 and the end of production 1990. The first series, named LP400, already offered a 4-litre-V12-engine and 375 HP when being launched, yet the engine’s displacement was increased over time up to 4.7 litres but with no increase in power. In 1985 the full capability of the car was finally unleashed. The Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole was equipped with a 5.2-litre-V12-engine, producing 335 kW (455HP) with the help of 6 Weber carburettors, making it the fastest bull on the streets. Not even the final series of the Countach, built to celebrate the Company’s 25th Anniversary, received a more powerful engine. It took the 1450kg light Countach less than 5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph. Once the driver worked through the 5-speed-manual-gearbox, the car even scratched the 300 kph barrier. A German automotive Magazine even stated that during one of their test drives, a top speed of 304 kph was achieved. Thanks to a tyre width of 225mm in the front and 345mm in the back, the raw power of the rear-wheel-drive sports car could be put onto the tarmac. LP stood for longitudinale posterior (“longitudinally rear”) which was the term to describe the position of the motor in the car. Also, as the name suggests, the LP5000 Quattrovalvole received an engine upgrade increasing the amount of valves per cylinder to four, while moving the carburettors, previously located on the sides of the motor, to the top of the motor for more efficient cooling. This led to cosmetic consequences, with a new bonnet having to be installed to give the carburettors more space. The engineering of the car was a true masterpiece of its time. Which made it more than appropriate, that the design of the Countach, drawn by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone studios, was able to keep up with the furious character of the car. Both the clearly visible lines and wedge-shaped body of the first Countach, as well as the redesigned, wider, more vent heavy design with the famous wing, of the LP5000 QV or the 25th anniversary edition, made every spectator gasp. The 4 metres long, 2 metres wide and only 1.07 metres tall Countach was even named after this effect. A factory worker of Lamborghini once saw the car standing in the yard, gasped and said “Countach!”, a Piedmontese term that can be best translated to “Goodness!”. Also, to top the dramatic appearance off, the car was equipped with scissor doors. In 1988, a rather short-lived series of the Countach was built. It featured air vents on the side skirts in front of the rear wheelhouse which allowed better cooling of the rear-wheel brakes. Also, an automatic climate control was added. These features were found in the 25th anniversary edition, shortly after, making the 1988 LP5000 QVs with these features a rare interims-series. The Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole with carburettors was built only 610 times from 1985 to 1988. Due to the Interims-version being built only in the year the LP5000 QV got cancelled, the amount of interims-cars can be estimated to be very low, making it a real rarity.

The Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole offered here was delivered to the Lamborghini agency "JB Automobile" in Paris in the color combination red with white leather on January 15, 1988 in France. The first registration took place only two weeks later on February 2, 1988. In February 2015, the purchase and approval finally took place by the Monaco-based dealer "DPM Motors". In the summer of 2015, the Mechatronik collection management finally bought the vehicle and used the Lamborghini regularly at events. The current mileage is only 19,000 KM. We hand over this icon of automotive engineering including a new customer service, TÜV and classic car report to its new owner. Our sales staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please note that vehicle sightings are only possible by prior appointment.