Lamborghini Countach: sports car rebel

Lamborghini Countach – a sports coupe with a mid-engine. His first prototype was shown to the world public at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971. The model is very controversial, rebellious and independent. But experts Lamborghini went the other way. The company’s designers, led by Marcello Gandini seemed to have forgotten the laws of aerodynamics. Together with the engineers, they developed a low, angular and wide body, which at vzglad the feeling that the body Lamborghini Countach is composed of several trapezoidal planes. By the way, I went to the Lamborghini Countach fashion eccentric, crazy and bold appearance of the car brand Lamborghini. For example, the guillotine door later “migrated” to the model Diablo, Murcielago and Gallardo just because Countach. From generation to generation The first production car Lamborghini Countach LP400 appeared in 1974. Unlike the prototype, it has received less aggressive body design with additional air vents and large air intakes for the engine does not overheat. In the first generation Kauntach Lamborghini LP 400 used a 3.9-liter 380-horsepower engine and 5-speed manual transmission. This car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 290 km/h. Restyling version of the Countach LP 400S debuted in 1978. Displacement remains the same, but its capacity was reduced to 355 power. Furthermore, superpenalties weight by 50 kg, so it is reduced to the maximum speed of 275 km/h. But the main changes in LP 400S touched the exterior, which again became a “rant and rave”. Additional aggression give wider wheel arches, modified bumpers and V-shaped wing that can be offered as an option. In 1982, the world saw the modification of Lamborghini Countach LP500S (in the US it is sold under the name LP5000S) with a more powerful engine, whose displacement volume was increased to 4.8 liters. In 1985 she made her debut Lamborghini Countach 5000QV (abbr. From quattrovalvole, which translated from Italian means 4 valves onto a cylinder). Supercar received 5.2-liter 48-valve V12, whose power increased to 455 hp For better air intake carburetors placed above the engine, which later was replaced by the injectors. The maximum speed Countach 5000QV crept close to the cherished mark of 300 km/h. By the 25th anniversary of Lamborghini in 1988 we prepared a special version Countach supercar, to get to the title prefix 25th Anniversary. Technically, the car repeats the subsequent modifications 5000QV, and the main changes affected the exterior design. On the interior Inside the Lamborghini Countach I was always unfriendly and inconvenient. The unusual shape of the body does not allow designers to come to grips with the ergonomics of the cabin. The driver and front passenger (in the first two generations) suffered from too low roof. Only in 1982 it rose by 30 mm, which increased a little space. In finishing salon dominated all generations Countach sports notes, but the bet was placed on simplicity. Only anniversary version adds power windows, eletroregulirovka seats and a new leather interior. There were produced 2042 copies Countach, and in 1990 it was replaced by a new model Lamborghini Diablo.

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