If you’re like me and are wondering a bit of history behind Matt Farah’s Lamborghini Countach, here’s Matt driving it four years ago on his Youtube channel.

If you didn’t already know, The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah pulled the trigger on a bright red 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000QV earlier in the year. Listening to Spike Feresten’s podcast this week, the one with Matt as guest, Matt mentions that he actually filmed and drove the same Countach he actually owns, which makes a lot of sense. If you’re going to get a good deal on a supercar, might as well source one from someone you already know.

Anyways, check out the video via TST below. It’s a good one to say the least.

When this video was shot, this Lamborghini Countach had just about 16,000 original miles which is not a lot for something built 26 years ago. You can tell this particular example is well kept as it’s clean as a supercar should be and the engine sure sounds healthy. After all, it used to be owned by the legendary California Lamborghini tuner Al Burtoni. Al’s passed away, God Bless him, but his shop and website seem to be still open.

The LP5000 Quattrovalvole was a monster in its heyday and still remains particularly quick on any given day. According to Matt, this Countach makes 420 HP thanks to Bosch Fuel Injection. Throughout the video, Matt waxes poetic about how everything is very visceral with the Countach, the non-power steering is nicely weighted, the brakes do an OK job at best, and the handling is not the stereotypical Countach handling you’ve grown up hearing, the handling is exceptionally good on some twisty canyon roads. 

When comparing the new Aventador with the Countach it’s clear in his conclusion that he loved the analog red Italian stallion the best and I do agree with him. It’s come full circle that the car he reviewed and fawned over is now his.

Matt’s mentioned how he wants to win a Radwood “Best of” and a Pebble Beach Concours “Best of” of some sort and it looks like, with this Countach, he’ll get his chance.


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