Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lamborghini Countach

The Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined, V12 sports car produced by Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. Its design pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look popular in many high-performance sports cars.

The Countach's styling and visual impression made it an icon of great design to almost everyone except automotive engineers.
Although originally planned as a 5 L (310 cu in) powerplant, the first production cars used the Lamborghini Miura's 4-liter engine. Later advances increased the displacement to 4754 cc and then 5167 cc with four valves per cylinder. The Countach entered production as the LP400 delivering 370 hp.
The 25th Anniversary Edition was possibly the fastest edition of the Lamborghini Countach: 0–97 km/h (0–60 mph) in 4.7 seconds and 295 km/h (183 mph) all out.
The United States is Lamborghini's biggest market and has traditionally been the largest market in the world for expensive cars.

A total of 2,042 cars were built during the Countach's sixteen-year lifetime. A top end Countach might bring $325,000.