1989 Lamborghini Countach

25th Anniversary

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1989
  • Kilometerstand 
    2 668 km / 1 658 mi
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Chassisnummer 
    12459
  • Klimaanlage
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Originalzustand
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Nero
  • Innenfarbe 
    Beige
  • Markenfarbe innen 
    Creme
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary #12459

• Part of the “80s Time Capsule Collection”
• 2,668 Miles
• Nero (black)/creme
• One owner from new

The Lamborghini Countach is the landmark rear mid-engined, V12 sports car produced by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. It is one of the most exotic designs conceptualized by Italian Design house Bertone which pioneered and popularized the sharply angled "Italian Wedge" design language.

This design language was originally embodied and introduced to the public in 1970 as the Lancia Stratos concept car, while the first showing of the Countach was in 1971 as the Lamborghini LP500 Concept Car. The DNA of the original Countach can be found within the design language of sports cars throughout the 1970s and into the '80s. The Countach also popularized the “cab forward” design concept, which pushes the passenger compartment forward to accommodate a larger rear-mounted engine.

In 2004, American car magazine Sports Car International named the Countach number three on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s and listed it number ten on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s.

Named to honor the company's twenty-fifth anniversary in 1988, the 25th Anniversary Countach, although mechanically very similar to the 5000QV, sported considerable restyling undertaken by none other than legendary designer Horacio Pagani.

Notably, enlargement and extension of the rear 'air-box' intake-ducts was among other refinements undertaken (extending them to a more gradual incline further in-keeping with aerodynamic-streamlining), while the secondary pair of debossed ducts, originally situated further behind them, were brought forward and relocated directly on top, encompassing refashioned fins now running longitudinally rather than transversely, this allowed the air boxes, located behind the radiators to be rotated from a transverse to a longitudinal position, allowing better airflow from the radiators out through the secondary fins.

Additionally, further reconstruction of an already modified engine-bay cover, from a concept consisting of dual-raised sections and tri-ducting, to one that embodies a center-raised section incorporating dual-ducting were another additional feature. Various redevelopments to the rear-end were made; most notably the introduction of a rear bumper extending outwardly from the lower-portion.

These styling changes may have been unpopular with some—particularly features such as the fin strakes within the primary rear-intake-ducts openings, which appeared to mimic the Ferrari Testarossa although they provided crucial improved engine cooling but the 25th Anniversary represented modern styling cues of the time.

The 25th Anniversary Edition was the most refined and possibly the fastest edition of the Countach. The now fuel injected 5.2 liter V12 put out 449BHP and 369 ft-lbs of torque accelerating the car from 0–60MPH in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 183MPH, all out.
Nonetheless the 25th Anniversary models were only outsold by the QV model. It continued to feature 345/35R15 tires and was produced up until 1990 before being replaced by the Lamborghini Diablo.

This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary (#12459) is among the cars from the “80s Time Capsule Collection”. And, just as with each of these cars, it is a one owner example which has been in climate controlled storage its entire life and is showing only 2,668 miles and is in rare Nero (black) with creme interior.

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