Lamborghini upgraded the original Countach to LP400 S specification officially after two prototypes were built for customers who demanded Pirelli’s new P7 tires on their supercars. Front lift, what front lift?
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Here’s how Jim Carrey feels about fast cars: “I had a McLaren, and it was too fast for me, you realize ‘what am I eating.’ And it’s your testicles.” Get this and other gems of insight as Carrey tools around LA with Jerry Seinfeld in an old Lamborghini.
There’s really only one job a Lamborghini needs to do: blow your feeble little mind the moment you set eyes on it. Can the new overheating-prone Huracan match the legendary Countach?
Why yes, that is the best sentence you could possibly read on a Friday night. I agree.
A big V12 engine, an enormous board for a wing, and the fattest tires this side of an open-pit mine should make for a fantastic, beautifully balanced track car. Except the Lamborghini Countach was, by all accounts, the complete, total opposite of that.
Harry Metcalfe is here to answer all the questions you had about the Lamborghini Countach, but were too afraid to ask.
Conventional wisdom (and Wikipedia) tell you that the Lamborghini Diablo is the successor to the Countach, but it's not. That's because the BMW i8 is.
The Lamborghini Countach is the most obnoxious of all the obnoxious cars ever created. So to truly put the icing on the obnoxious cake, you have to do something that will supremely annoy all the local peasantry, in their commoner's cars. Like parking it right on London's iconic Tower Bridge.
There are Lamborghinis, and then there are these Lamborghinis: the Miura and the Countach. The first was a beautiful work of art, the world's first modern supercar; the second was a brutal, violent machine, and the ultimate "poster car" for an entire generation of enthusiasts.
Have you ever seen a Countach being driven in anger on track, you know, without crashing or exploding or anything? Well, take a look at this.
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Okay, so this Countach owner crashed within yards of running his car at Brooklands, but HEY AT LEAST HE TRIED. Good job. Good effort.
The Lamborghini Countach is too low, too wild to be built today. For an owner, though, is it too much to live with?
It decorated the walls of a generation car lovers and defined an era of supercar excess. Several decades later the once cutting edge design is certainly dated but is certainly still the stuff of exotic car dreams for many car lovers. Anyone with the means to make their aging supercar dreams a reality would be hard…
Back in the 1980s, there was no symbol of Wall Street excess quite like the Lamborghini Countach. And yet, the 1980s were nothing compared to the excess that would come later. But a fake Lambo at a protest over fake profits? Now that's symbolism.
The golden age of supercars were heady days in the West, where there were actual people who could comprehend and buy them. But what was it like to look at the Ferrari 512 and the Lamborghini Countach in a world of planned economies and Trabant futures? An ongoing project explores the automotive dreams of Communist…