1985 Lamborghini Countach Review – Driving the Icon

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

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The first Countach generation was named LP 400. Its 4-liter V12 engine was mounted lengthwise (Longitudinale Posteriore, hence the `LP`) and produced 375 CV.

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A maximum speed of 309 km/h and an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds proved that the LP 400 was not only a stunning sight, but also offered the expected top-notch performance Lamborghini stood for.

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It also popularized the “cab forward” design concept, which pushes the passenger compartment forward to accommodate a larger rear-mounted engine.

The guys have the chance to drive a Lamborghini Countach 5000s on some amazing mountain roads. An icon for them and many others, they discuss what it’s like to drive and how it has held up over the years.

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