The Lamborghini Countach is a pioneering example of groundbreaking design. Produced from 1974 to 1990, this car featured and popularized the “Italian wedge” shape, defined by sharp angles and a boxy design, which became a sensation at the time. It’s one of the most pervasive examples of a supercar, and in fact, the name “Countach” is Piedemontese slang for “something that shocks”.
The Lamborghini Countach was first unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, with its stunning design and top-notch performance. It hits a maximum speed of 309km/hr, demonstrating that it is capable of the high-speed performance for which Lamborghini is known, on top of its gorgeous design.
Design and Manufacture
The Lamborghini Countach was conceptualized by the outstanding designer Marcello Grandini. He drew an unconventional car that left everyone truly stunned, yet excited. The car featured iconic design elements such as the Italian Wedge shape, lack of large mudguards, and rear spoilers. These dramatic features made the car desirable from its conception. Only 151 Countachs were produced in the 16 year production run of the car.
Though the attention is often on the design of this car, it certainly doesn’t lack on performance or aerodynamics. It was built with many new engineering innovations worked in, including improved high-speed stability and weight distribution and cooling.
Lamborghini Countach and Watchmaking History
Like many high-quality and innovative watches, the Lamborghini Countach is a fantastic design that translates to a high price tag. This makes it a fantastic investment. With prices ranging up to $1.2 Million, this is truly a car for the ages. The Lamborghini Countach that sold for this amount was purchased at Bonhams auctioneers, in London.
Fans adore the 70’s feel of the car and the fact that it meant so much to the world of automobile design. As a company also engaged with groundbreaking design and engineering precision, we at Atelier Jalaper understand and connect with this outstanding specimen of a car.