Tag Archives: 5000

Build-a-Countach

Lamborghini have just revealed the new Countach, celebrating 50 years since the original first appeared in concept form and re-wrote the supercar rule book. In looks only of course, as the actual car, when it arrived in 1974, was rather rubbish.

Still, how a car drives is irrelevant when it’s a poster on your bedroom wall, and the Countach fulfilled the bedroom poster brief better than any car before it, or since.

Which makes us rather disappointed that Lamborghini’s ‘new’ Countach looks mostly like every other Lamborghini, and is yet another ultra-limited special edition (just 112 units will be made) costing $2m a piece.

Not that it matters what we think of course, because the new Countach is already sold out.

No, we’ll stick with the old one produced from 1974 until 1990 (by which time it had grown to look rather silly), despite it being a pretty bad car – even by 1970s supercar standards.

Cue Flickr’s barneius, who has recreated one the later (silly) original Countaches – the extravagantly-titled ‘LP5000 Quattrovalvole’ – beautifully in Speed Champions scale.

Clever build techniques are matched by an even cleverer use of black stickers, and there’s more of barneius’s build to see, plus a link to building instructions, at his ‘Lamborghini Countach’ album on Flickr. Click the link above to make the jump.

You Spin Me Right Round*

This a Claas Xerion 5000 tractor, and it has a rather neat party trick; the cabin can rotate 180 degrees. Flickr’s colognebrick has replicated the Xerion in miniature perfection, and – like the official LEGO Technic 42054 Claas Xerion set (or the terrifying girl from The Exorcist) – this model includes the ability for the cab to turn to face rearwards. Click the link above to visit colognebrick’s photostream and ace both ways.

*Today’s title song. Gosh ’80s music videos were crap.