There is just something about driving the Lamborgini, it’s the sleek body work along with the speed make this a great driving experience to remember! Let’s face it! Who wouldn’t want to be seen in one of these good looking retro cars?
But just when you think you have seen the last of these space-age looking retro cars there comes a delivery mileage Lamborghini Countach! This car has been sat resting in a storage facility since April 1990!
The model is one of the better known ones, the Countach is the car that had graced the bedroom walls of countless teenagers in the 1980s. For a time it was seen as much more popular than the Ferrari even. This Lamborghini was a super car that symbolised all the excess and wealth of the decade. Despite this, it’s history goes back a lot further…
The first prototype concept car for the Gandini-designed Countach, was first premiered as far back as 1971 at the Geneva Motor Show. The car didn’t go into full scale production until 1973. Originally named as the Lamborghini LP400, it would later on be known as the ‘Countach’.
The first models were powered by a 4.0-litre V12 engine. This was ideal for the 375hp and a top speed of 170mph that the car did. (Even though this was much lower than Lamborghini had claimed in the beginning). This supercar boasts six carburettors, four camshafts and four exhausts. For those noon-car geeks out there, take it from us that this was pretty impressive at the time, and still is.
One of the main problems with this car was visibility. To reverse one would need to put this car into reverse while looking over his or her shoulder. The steering was heavy according to those who drove it. The cabin was cramped and there was hardly any space for luggage in the boot. But if it’s style that one is after than this was the car with bags of it!