- Scale guide
Together with the Miura, the Countach represents the backbone of the Lamborghini legend. Designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, the Countach was unique in its design and its ability to leave everybody speechless. The name was originally a joke, a Piedmontese exclamation of astonishment, but after Gandini consulted with test driver and mechanic Bob Wallace, the name stayed and a legend was born. The Countach was the first production car to incorporate scissor doors and it also popularised the ‘cab forward’ design concept, where the passenger compartment would be pushed forward to accommodate a larger rear-mounted engine.
The LP400 was the first generation of Countach and was armed with a 4 litre V12 that produced 370 horsepower. The engine was mounted lengthways, giving the Countach its full name of LP (Longitudinale Posteriore). Little had altered from the final form of the prototype. The styling had become more aggressive as the car required large air scoops and vents to keep it from overheating and the conventional headlights were installed but, overall, the shape remained sleek. In total, 151 LP400s were built between 1974 and 1978.
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