The Lamborghini Countach which first entered production in 1974 is undoubtedly a design icon and a trailblazer for the design of almost every supercar to follow. Its design both pioneered and popularized the wedge-shaped, sharply angled look popular in many high performance sports cars. The "cabin-forward" design concept, which pushes the passenger compartment forward in order to accommodate a larger engine, was also popularized by the Countach.
The 25th Anniversary Countach was introduced in 1988 to celebrate Lamborghini's 25th anniversary, and it is often considered to be the most refined and liveable of its series. The car featured many minor updates from lessons learned with previous iterations of the Countach, and there were nearly 500 small differences between the 25th Anniversary edition and the Countach 5000 QV.
The body was subtly redesigned by Horacio Pagani, a man now known for supercars of his own name. The front bumper was redesigned to incorporate air intakes to help cool the front brakes, and the nose was slightly raised. The 25th Anniversary edition also received a new rear bumper. The most noticeable cosmetic difference was that the radiator air intakes that were directly behind the iconic scissor-doors were now body-colour, as they used to previously be finished in black. Underneath its skin, the car's chassis received several updates to improve handling. The interior received many updates as well, with perhaps the most notable being the installation of electric-powered windows. Additionally, the seats were changed, power-adjustable seatbacks were added, the steering wheel was replaced, and a more robust air-conditioning unit was installed, amongst other minor updates.
This is a very well cherished example of the final series of Countach. Supplied new by Portman Lamborghini and maintained by them and marque specialists, the car has covered just over 20,000 miles from new. In 2011 the car benefitted from a major overhaul. In the current ownership the car has been stored by ourselves and recently took part in a prestigious European tour after which the car had a further full check over by Famous Lamborghini specialists Colin Clarke Engineering to ensure that the car is presented in need of nothing and ready to be used and enjoyed.
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