After the Lamborghini Asterion of tomorrow let's take a look back to yesterday: For many years the label AutoArt is one of the best manufacturers of model cars, which is known by the collector world. With the two new publications of the legendary Lamborghini Countach models AutoArt has once again demonstrated how models in scale 1:18 scale can look today. Of course - 224.95 euros for a car model are not exactly cheap , but AutoArt puts a detailled die-cast zinc model, almost artlike in your showcase. Definitely the two model cars are in the upper price reange, but the detailing they do is also up in the higher levels: Just look under the hood and discover a reduced twelve-cylinder with contrasting details and a realistic cabling - just one example of the extraordinary finish
The Lamborghini Countach and its story
The sports car comes from a time when Lamborghini was still Lamborghini and did not belong to Audi. The Italians presented a study in 1971 that received so much attention that the Countach version debuted in 1973 at the Geneva Motor Show and Accessories . In 1974 the first car was delivered: The LP400 with 12 cylinders and a 4.0 liter engine brought up to 276 kW / 375 hp. The design of the car build on a spaceframe is by Marcello Gandini fromBertone. The Lamborghini Countach was built in this version until 1978. From 1978 the LP400S which received front and rear spoiler and fender flares was standard. The LP500S made made up for the environmental-related power losses , and came back as Lamborghini Countach QV LP500S for Quattro Valvole with 335 kW / 455 hp in 1985.
The last series serves as a model for the model
In between 1988 and 1990, the last version of the revolutionary designed sports car launched the end of the series with its characteristic scissor doors : The Lamborghini Countach 25 Anniversary was also a jubilee model for the 25th anniversary of the company established in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini. The motor remained as it was, but the body was refreshed. It got redesigned tail lights with intervening aperture, side skirts with air inlets and a revised front bumper with side air intakes. And these details AutoArt characterized with extremely successful models for representing 2 versions of the anniversary edition: The production version under item number 74537 in white paint from the debut in 1988 and the silver version of the last built for the museum (74536) without spoiler
High End modelcars with lots of details
AutoArt offers the high end miniatures opening doors and hoods, which are blackened prototypically on their bottoms. The finish is perfect from the perspective of a mold maker when it comes to comes to closing gaps. Needless to say that the lines and the design in appearance are perfect. The look under the hood of the mid-engine, whichs transmission is the prototype of power set leaves a great impression : four times colored, all assemblies in 3D, great looking ignition cables. The good impression continues in the interior : Razor-sharp scales in perfectly made instrument panel, high-quality looking surfaces, felt on the ground. Under the hood in front is the horn, spare wheel and various containers to be looked at. Our conclusion: Both models of the legendary sports car leave a stunning impressio, recalling a time when the German perfection has not yet moved to the italian carmakers.