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The Lamborghini Countach represented the backbone of the Lamborghini legend. Sure, the Miura came first and wowed crowds, but it was the Countach that took the brand to an entire new level. Once again, designer Marcello Gandini managed to draw a fascinating, unconventional car that left everyone speechless. Lamborghini wanted to build the most spectacular supercar ever made, one would be far more advanced than its time, one would bring even bigger impact than Miura did, one would become the dreamcar of every schoolboy in the following many years. When the Lamborghini Countach prototype was first shown at the 1971 Geneva motor show, there was a broad expression of wonder and excitement.
The Lamborghini Countach conceptualized sharp angles and sleek lines. Designed by Marcello Gandini, this visionary blueprint was originally introduced as the design for the Lancia Stratos Zero concept Car. Equipped with scissor doors, a cab-forward layout and a powerful V12 engine, the Lamborghini Countach was produced until 1990. With a total production number of almost 2000 units, the Countach remained in high demand for nearly two decades. In that time it got many upgrades and improvements all the way to the final Anniversary Edition car that ran from 1988 to 1990.
Below we take an in depth look at one of the most iconic supercars ever made, the Lamborghini Countach.
Why is the Countach Turbo so significant?
What makes this Lamborghini Countach Turbo so significant is that there are just two in the world. Both examples were reportedly built by a man named Max Bobnar with the help of engineer Franz Albert. According to Curated, Bobnar had a close relationship with Lamborghini and other popular tuning companies throughout the 1980s. As a result, the two prototypes produced became seriously valuable.
The first of the two Lamborghini Countach examples is a black 5000S Turbo, which currently resides in a massive collection in Germany. The second of the two had gone missing from the public eye for decades. The second car, finished in Red Metallic, is an LP 400 S Turbo. The red example is the one John reportedly found in Nevada and eventually managed to own. As a result, fixing up and valuing such a rare car that hadn’t moved in decades certainly wouldn’t be easy.
4-Wheel Steering System
The exceptional combination of the Lamborghini Dynamic and Rear-wheel Steering systems enables the Countach LPI 800-4 to deliver top-level, dynamic performance with greater agility at low speeds and optimum stability and control at higher speeds.
- EngineV12, 60°, MPI (Multi Point Injection)
- Displacement6,498 cm³ (396.5 cu in)
- Bore x Stroke95 mm x 76.4 mm (3.74 x 3.01 in)
- Compression Ratio11.8 ± 0.2
- Max. Power780 CV (574 kW) @ 8,500 rpm
- Max. Torque720 Nm @ 6,750 rpm
- Lubrification SystemDry sump
- Emission ClassEuro 6 – LEV 3
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LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH FACTORY SPECIALS
It turns out that while most of us thought the Lamborghini Countach was near perfect as a supercar, there were other (really rich) people who wanted more from their cars. That meant the creation of several special edition Countach cars over the years. There were also factory efforts that never made series production worth mentioning too. We go over some of them below.