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Lamborghini Countach by Bertone 1971 1978

To this day, the Lamborghini Countach numbers among the most spectacular series sports cars in the world. It is based on a concept study by Bertone with the designation LP 500 (Longitudinale Posteriore 5 Litre engine) and Lamborghini presented the vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971. The engine was installed longitudinal at the rear with the gearbox in front while a drive shaft was sending the power to the rear axle. Originally, it was only intended as a show car, but the reception was so enthusiastic that by 1974 Lamborghini had developed it into a series model with the designation Lamborghini Countach LP 400. “Countach” from the local Piemontese dialect is an expression for wonderment and this was exactly the emotion that this super sports car appealed to in every respect. The unusually low-slung and edgy body  was designed by Marcello Gandini and held out the prospect of awesome performance. The V12 engine with displacement of 3.929 cc. and generating 276 kW (375 hp) fully endorsed these expectations with an incomparable backdrop of sound. A weight of less than 1.100 kg meant that the sprint from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) was over in less than 5 seconds, and the top speed was only achieved when the needle went well beyond 300 kph (186 mph). Between 1974 and 1978, the Lamborghini Countach LP400 was only manufactured 157 times. The orange Countach LP400, presented at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza in Villa d’Este with Mention of Honor in its Class, was the 28th to be built and was produced as a special to the specifications of its first owner. The article includes pictures of the Bertone 1971 show car project together with several photos of the orange Lamborghini Countach presented by Paul van Doorne from Holland at Villa d’Este.
The prototype body was prepared by hand at Bertone using a wooden model like it was usually performed at the time. One photo illustrates this wooden model. A major visual difference between the prototype and the production model was the lateral air intake for the engine bay. The engine capacity was reduced from 5 Litres to 3.929 cc., justifying the evolution of designation from LP500 to LP400.

Image 1 to 29: Production Lamborghini Countach LP400 by Bertone 1974 - 1979
Image 30 to 40: Show Car Lamborghini Countach LP500 by Bertone

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Lamborghini Countach by Bertone 1971 1978 Lamborghini Countach by Bertone 1971 1978 Lamborghini Countach by Bertone 1971 1978 Lamborghini Countach by Bertone 1971 1978 Lamborghini Countach by Bertone 1971 1978

 

 
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