countach evolution

  When Marcello Gandini showed his concept drawings for the projected successor to the Lamborghini “Miura,” the LP500 prototype, to Nucchio Bertone, the latter exclaimed “Countach!”—the Piemontese equivalent to “fuck me sideways!” Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was present, decided that the exclamation should stick, and stick it did. Although the “Countach” was not the first wedge-shaped sportscar, and although it was not the first car which had scissor doors, opening to the front and upwards, it was the most radical and futuristic design of its times. The car is extremely flat, wide, aggressively pointed, and sports elegant flowing lines, decidedly distinct … Continue reading