Debuting in 1971 at the Geneva Auto Show, the Lamborghini Countach made its way into the automotive spotlight with radical and trapezoidal shapes in the form of the Countach 5000 prototype. The Countach was groundbreaking, setting a new precedent in the supercar world with the introduction of the 5-liter V12 engine. Following the mid-mounted V12 structure of previous Lamborghini supercars, the Countach featured a cabin located even further forward to accommodate a larger engine, and was the first example of a Lamborghini with the signature scissor doors. These came about as a result of the wide tubular chassis making conventional doors an insurmountable obstacle in tight parking lots and garages. Designed by the Bertone design house, the Countach pioneered this new shape and made it popular through the 1970s, ‘80s, and into the ‘90s as the model evolved.
The first production Countach was sold to an Australian buyer in 1974 as the Lamborghini Countach LP400. With some aggressive modifications to the concept’s styling, the LP400 featured narrow tires typical of the period and bulky bumpers to accommodate safety standards. With its rakish styling and those tires, the LP400 had the lowest drag coefficient of any Countach ever produced.
In 1989, a 25th Anniversary version of the Lamborghini Countach was offered in honor of the company’s 25th anniversary. With improved aerodynamics through controversial changes to the exterior bodywork and bumpers, as well as the use of the widest wheels and tires ever to be put on a factory Countach, contributed to improved performance with an acceleration of 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph, compared to the LP400’s 5.4 second 0-62 mph time.
Due to the low production numbers, only 2,042 cars in total were built from 1974-1990, meaning selections of Lamborghini Countachs in most any variation is limited. Depending on timing and market demand, we offer the Lamborghini Countach for sale in a select grouping. If any Countach postings do not display a price, please contact the seller or one of our representatives for a price and information.
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