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1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary $300k Iconic Supercar


The Lamborghini Countach is one of the most iconic supercars of all time. I’ve reviewed this 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary to show you why the Countach is worth $300,000.The development of the Countach was initiated by Ferruccio Lamborghini with the goal of creating a successor to the Miura. The Countach was styled by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio.

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Paolo Stanzani and the Lamborghini engineering team developed an all-steel partial space frame chassis for the LP500 Countach prototype. This prototype chassis was constructed of both a steel sheet and square-section steel tubing, with wall thicknesses between 0.8–1.0 mm (0.031–0.039 in). The front section primarily used stamped and spot-welded sheet steel, with certain areas stiffened by stamped ribs and welded reinforcement panels.

The Countach was designed around the existing Lamborghini V12 engine in a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.This particular car is especially rare on account of having its iconic 5.2-liter V-12 fitted with six Weber downdraft carburetors, as opposed to the more common fuel-injection configuration.


For the 25th Anniversary variant, the Bizzarrini-designed 12-cylinder engine—with those Weber downdraft carbs—was rated at 449 hp. That was a 35 hp increase over the fuel-injected versions that came stateside.The 25th Anniversary Edition was the most refined and possibly the fastest variant of the Lamborghini Countach, accelerating from 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 4.7 seconds and achieving a top speed of 295 km/h (183 mph).