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Lamborghini Countach


Lamborghini Countach

The Bertone-styled Lamborghini Countach stunned everyone when it was launched in 1971 at the Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland. It went into production three years later and, incredibly, could reach speeds of up to 190mph (;{05km/h). Through the 1980s it was developed, particularly with the engine which went to four camshafts with the 'Quattrovalvole' version, for a mighty 455bhp (339kW). Though many supercars were using fuel injection by 1990, the Countach shunned this in favor of six Weber downdraught carburettors, and sounded all the better for it. Double wishbones at the front and trailing arms plus wishbones at the rear kept the cornering very flat, while massive discs with cooling ducts from the bodywork kept braking highly efficient, no matter what the speed. This is a design icon which lasted 20 years prior to the equally stunning Diablo taking over.

Lamborghini Countach Specifications

Top speed:178 mph (285 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):5.2 sec
Engine type:V12
Displacement:315 ci (5,167 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:455 bhp (339 kW) @ 7,000 rpm
Max torque:369 lb ft (499 Nm) @ 5,200 rpm
Weight:3,188 lb (1,449 kg)
Economy:11.8 mpg (4.2 km/I)
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