Just in case you didn’t understand the true meaning of the title to this post, the word “Countach“, loosely translated from Italian means “WOW!“
It was the first Lamborghini to be named after an expression of its’ beauty rather than after a breed of bull or a term used in bullfighting; (as is the precedant with other Lamborghini’s).
The iconic styling of the Lamborghini Countach itself is thanks to the Bertone design studio; who have been responsible for a large number of the most beautiful cars ever to grace our roads. Other notable examples of their work include the Lamborghini Miura; the Lancia Stratos; the Lamborghini Diablo; and the Alfa Romeo GT.
Aside from the general styling of the Lamborghini Countach; one of its’ defining features was in fact the way its’ doors opened.
While it can be said that the Mercedes-Benz 300SL (or the Gullwing) was the first to have its’ doors open upwards; (like a birds’ wings; hence the name); the Lamborghini Countach was the first to have its’ doors hinged in a way so that they lifted up and tilted forwards to open.
Only 2,042 Lamborghini Countach’s were ever built making them as rare as they are stunning! In fact; you are much more likely to see a replica of the Lamborghini Countach driving around than you are to see the real thing!
Even Electric RC Car manufacturers have adopted the stylings of the Lamborghini Countach as a way to make themselves stand out.
A true testament to a genuine piece of art!
I guarantee that if you see a Lamborghini Countach driving past you, it will turn your head more so than any of the modern super cars being produced!