David Hasselhoff Lamborghini Countach is a Detailed 10-Year Replica Project
As we recently discussed, the '80s were a weird time for cars. Design was predominately boxy, there was a shift in focus to fuel economy, and the build quality of vehicles was tanking. Still, there were some gems that have shifted into icon status and developed cult followings. One of those cars is the Lamborghini Countach. So when David Hasselhoff recently released a video for his new song "True Survivor," a single for a crowd-funded, '80s-based action comedy called Kung Fury, the Countach not only made an appearance, it was one of the co-stars. Creator of the film David Sandberg wanted to have a real car on set, so he recruited car builders and enthusiasts Daniel Strid and Fredrik Palm onto the project. PHOTOS: The 1985 Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole Is a Unique '80s Legend
Although the car you see in the video looks real, it's actually a replica. The car is modeled after the Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 Quattrovalvole and the body is from Mirage Replicas in the United Kingdom.
The car has front and rear wishbone suspension, single coilovers in the front, and dual coilovers in the rear. The rims are from Campagnolo, and even the interior is light calfskin like the original car. The engine, however, is a 5.7-liter, 497-horsepower Chevy motor, and the gearbox is from an Audi Quattro.
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The car took hundreds of hours during a 10-year span to build, and Strid and Palm were elated to bring it to life in a Hasselhoff video. Next up, they mentioned the possibility of bringing Hoff and the car to the Gumball 3000. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long to find out if they're serious.
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