It was the car which decorated most boys wall bedroom in the '90s. The Lamborghini Countach was one of the longest production supercars.
The 25th Anniversary edition was one of the most insane Countach ever made. Despite being designed a quarter-century in the back by Marcelo Gandini while he was working for Bertone. Over time, the car was constantly upgraded until the outrageous looking anniversary version.
Unlike the original version, the 1989 model featured a flamboyant aerodynamic package designed by Horacio Pagani. The huge wing in the back and the vents on the engine cover plus the front apron were part of the excessive styling of the Countach.
Inside, the Italian supercar was luxurious by the materials used, but very strange from the comfort point of view. The cramped seats, the tall center console, and the square-looking dashboard and the almost non-existent rear windscreen were all part of the Countach heritage. The side windows were split into three, and only half of the lower one could have been opened. Unlike most of the mid-engine supercars, the Countach featured a trunk between the engine bay and the rear panel. It was large enough to fit airline-size suitcases. In the front, under a small hood, there was the spare-wheel.
The Countach featured a centrally mounted V12 engine fed by 6 carburetors. It was mated to a dog-leg 5-speed manual gearbox. There was no power steering and that made the car difficult to drive. It featured a very unique size tires, fitted on small, 15' light-alloy wheels. Back in the '70s, when the car started its career, those were regular wheels.
ENGINE SPECS - 5.2L V12 5MT (455 HP)
|Power:||335 KW @ 7000 RPM|
455 HP @ 7000 RPM
449 BHP @ 7000 RPM
|Torque:||369 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM|
500 Nm @ 5200 RPM
|Fuel System:||6 Carburetors|
|Top Speed:||190 mph (306 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||5 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||225/50 VR15 || 345/35 VR15|
|Length:||163 in (4140 mm)|
|Width:||78.7 in (1999 mm)|
|Height:||42.1 in (1069 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||60.5/63.2 in (1,537/1,605 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||96.5 in (2451 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.5 in (140 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||11.3 cuFT (320 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3285 lbs (1490 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3704 lbs (1680 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||10.6 mpg US (22.2 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||16.4 mpg US (14.3 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||14.4 mpg US (16.3 L/100Km)|