Lamborghini Countach

The word countach is an exclamation of astonishment in the local language and it is generally used by men on seeing an extremely beautiful woman. While the term is considered untranslatable, it can be considered the verbal equivalent of a whistle. Nothing would be more appropriate for the Lamborghini Countach. The Lamborghini Countach is a supercar produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. It did not forge the way for the wedge-shaped and sharply angled look, but it did make it popular. It also made popular the 'cabin-forward' design concept that pushes the passenger compartment forward in order to accommodate a larger engine. In 2004, Sports Car International named this car number three on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s, and it was listed as number ten on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s. Despite the fact that the car has been discontinued for 16 years, it still enjoys a colossal fan following to this day, and is considered one of the most well known cars of all time. The name 'Countach' stuck when Nuccio Bertone first saw "Project 112" in his studio. Most previous Lamborghini car names were associated with bulls and bullfighting thus making this one unique. The prototype was introduced to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The styling was done by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, the same designer and studio that had styled the Miura. Gandini was then a young, inexperienced designer, but at the same time unhindered by them. He produced a quite striking design. The Countach shape was wide and low, but not very long. Its angular and wedge-shaped body was made almost entirely of flat, trapezoidal panels. There were curves, notably the smoothly coke-bottle wing line, but the overall appearance was sharp.