Cinematic cars: Lamborghini Countach LP 400S in "The Cannonball Run" (1981)

A mostly dreadful excuse of a movie, yes, but if you came of age at or around this time, you would know that the sight (and sound) of that front-and-rear-spoilered Countach noisily laying waste to tarmac in the opening credits – all the while toying with a police Trans Am in a hapless game of cat-and-mouse – managed to sear itself into many a young, impressionable mind, anyway, cinematic merit (or lack thereof) be damned.

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~ by motoringconbrio on May 30, 2010.

3 Responses to “Cinematic cars: Lamborghini Countach LP 400S in "The Cannonball Run" (1981)”

  1. Aaaah the momories… Back in the 80’s when I was just a litle kid when I watched the Cannonball run movies on tv. Couldn’t understand english, couldn’t read all the subtitles. But it was about Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s! Back then it was just a very cool movie. And which kid of 6 years old cares about a good movieplot ;)

  2. I agree, this opening sequence sits with me more that the rest of the movie. I do remember the Matte black stealth Porsche 911 that Burt and Dom are test driving while deciding what car to take. They crash it and get picked up by an Ambulance, hence thats is their choice for the Run. Is that 1 or 2?

  3. Sorry, PRIMER BROWN, but still Matte. And by the looks of it it was an early car! oh the horror!

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://imcdb.org/images/010/260.jpg&imgrefurl=http://imcdb.org/vehicle_10260-Porsche-911.html&usg=__nNJOEyyc8TAvmwpcfoctnke1KKM=&h=408&w=720&sz=42&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=oNP0H1e11vjUkM:&tbnh=79&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcannonball%2Brun%2Bporsche%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1

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