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An Overview of the Legendary 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

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

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To celebrate the mark’s 25th anniversary a special Countach was launched. Mechanically identical to the 5000 QV, the Countach Anniversary boasted a heavily restyled body work with additional air intakes, scoops and disgraceful looking side skirts. Chrysler had acquired Lamborghini by then and the Countach got creatures comfort like electric seats and windows.

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With 650 cars made, the Anniversary became the most popular of the Countach range.Heather Ballentine, Lamborghini sales specialist gives an overview on a classic Italian super car. The 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary in Rosso Siviglia!


By 1990 the last of the 2,000 or so Countachs had been sold before the new Diablo heralded the end of two decades of Countach supremacy. One living legend was replaced with another.

Featuring carbon and Kevlar panels, bespoke wheelarch extensions, extended air-intake ducts and a new rear engine cover design, the car now looked amazing. Power was lifted to 455 bhp from the 4-valve QV engine, offering 369 ft-lbs of torque. The car hit 0–60 mph in 4.7 seconds and went on to a top speed of 185 mph.