The Lamborghini Countach, a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car, is produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. The Countach is “one of the many exotic designs” developed by the Italian design house, Bertone, known for the popularized sharply angled “Italian Wedge” shape on their vehicles.
This groundbreaking style of car was introduced in 1970 as the Lancia Stratos Zero concept car. The first prototype of the Countach was revealed at the 1971 Geneva Motor show as the Lamborghini LP500 concept.
Today, the Periscopo LP400 (1974) is typically held as “the most collectable” Countach model. The model features “various, even, trapezoidal exteriors,” as well as large ducts and air ingestions. The car is constructed from aluminum sheet metal, making the vehicle relatively lightweight.
One of the most attractive features on the Countach is the lift0up, scissor style doors, which would continue to be replicated in following Lamborghini models.
I included this car in my collection due to its impact on the automobile industry. The Countach has also collected many achievements, including being named number 3 on Sports Car International’s 2004 list of Tops Sports Cars of the 1970s, as well as number ten on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s.