Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach
Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

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Author Thillainathan Pathmanathan and Anne Christina Reck
ISBN: 9781910505632

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When launched at the Geneva motor show in 1971, the Lamborghini Countach was like a vision of the future, with its incredibly radical styling by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. Through various evolutionary stages, the Countach remained in production from 1973 to 1990 and during that time 1,997 examples were manufactured, making it exceedingly rare as well as highly desirable. Subsequently the magnificent Countach has risen to almost mythical status among collectors and enthusiasts. Now, two passionate and deeply knowledgeable Countach co-owners have written an authoritative new book — the first English-language study of the car for 30 years — to celebrate this fabled Italian supercar in all its glory.

• The Countach’s spectacular design and unique engineering are explored in depth, including analysis of its Bizzarrini-designed V12 engine with forward-mounted gearbox (giving ‘south-north’ orientation), intricate spaceframe chassis and aerodynamics.

• Painstaking development of the original LP500 prototype into the final LP400 production version is covered in detail, with insights into the work of key figures Paolo Stanzani, Giampaolo Dallara, Bob Wallace and Massimo Parenti.

• Production evolution is explained, from LP400 to LP400S and LP500S, then the definitive 5000 Quattrovalvole (QV) versions with four-valve cylinder heads, culminating in the ‘88½’ and ‘25th Anniversary’ models.

• For today’s owners and aspiring owners, matters of maintenance and restoration are investigated, with plenty of personal perspective.

• Speaking from the heart: Thillainathan Pathmanathan describes a 30-year journey towards Countach ownership, including visits to the Sant’Agata factory and encounters with significant people in the Countach story.

• Tonino Lamborghini, son of founder Ferrucio Lamborghini, provides a special chapter dispelling common myths, misconceptions and mistakes about the cars and the company.

• Comprehensive presentation of data includes the best available information on the thorny subject of chassis numbering and production figures.

Format: 280x235mm
Page extent: 336pp
Illustration: over 400 photos, mostly colour

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“It’s the forensic detail in which the authors examine the history and development that gets us excited… a publication that does the car justice.” Octane

“A refreshingly honest account of the most exciting thing to come out of Sant’Agata... much recommended.” Classic & Sports Car

“The two Countach owners who’ve put this title together clearly know their stuff, and write compellingly about it.” Auto Express

“Incredibly well researched... the ultimate guide… full of stunning images and technical information.” CAR magazine

“There’s depth and heft here that reveals huge knowledge of, and passion for, the model… the standard of writing is very high and the level of technical understanding very appreciable.” Auto Italia

“The Countach story is told not only in dizzying detail but also with impressive candour.”
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