The Dickie Lamborghini Countach is a radio control model manufactured by Taiyo of Japan, and distributed by Dickie in Germany in 1987.
The Fastest Taiyo / Tyco
Packing Twin Mabuchi RE-280SA motors, with a 9.7V ‘Turbo’ battery pack (or 8xAA), the Lambo is the fastest on-road model ever produced by the company, at 31kmh (19mph).
It remains massively popular to this day, being snapped up on eBay for increasingly high prices, possibly only beaten in popularity by the Bandit.
Adding to the speed factor is the excellent chassis design, without a doubt the best Taiyo ever made, with rear shocks, and front double wishbone with shock brace. Unfortunately with the amount of stress that shock places on the hardware, it’s also the most common break point of the model, and something to look out for when buying online.
The Italian Stallion
And of course, we cannot write about this model without mentioning the iconic Lamborghini Countach body, looking fantastic in either Red (27Mhz) or Black (49Mhz).
The Countact is easily one of the Top 5 Taiyo models, and competes for the Top 3 with ease.
It is a must have.