A Supercharged Countach? What Could Possibly Go Wrong!
Yup, you heard that right... the 80s are coming back baby!
Yesterday Petrolicious posted a new story about this interesting Supercharged Lamborghini Countach.. Here is the prologue of the story! Enjoy! Go read the full story on Petrolicious!
Lets start from the beginning, we all know the legendary, the iconic the revolutionary, the stunning Lamborghini Countach. The Lamborghini Countach was one of the last models to be built under the control of the founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, in an effort to improve upon the comfort, eye appeal, and performance of the revolutionary Miura. It is defiantly an art piece, but it is not the best and most practical car in prefromace..
Throughout the years, the Countach was continually evolved. In 1978, the Countach LP400 S was revealed. We saw the styling with wider fender flares, wheels, and tires, and the introduction of the Countach's iconic and gargantuan V-shaped rear wing. Engine capacity was increased in 1982 to 4.8 liters, resulting in another name change to Countach LP5000 S. In 1985, the Countach LP5000 QV was introduced, QV standing for "quattrovalvole," or four-valve in Italian. True to its name, the now-5.2-liter V-12 was given a four-valves-per-cylinder head for increased efficiency, as well as another bump in output to 455 horsepower. This car is definitely a history maker, a revolutionary car for ALL generations, not just one. It has left such a huge impact on every era of supercars!
It has become such a famous car, from the unique styling that steals attention from any other car. Every Countach is special, but some more than others. How would a supercharged Lamborghini Countach be like? Well, I'm here to tell you...
Weather you like the Lamborghini Countach or not, you can still agree that its full of passion, and so is this story you're about to read now..
Back in 1985 a Man from Switzerland, has his Countach appear on the cover of Autocapital. A lot of petrol heads were very intrigued by the owner and the car, and they wanted to know more of how he acquired it. It was such a interesting story of how the car came alive.
The LP400 was one of the most famous, stunning and gorgeous machines in that era and decade. The LP400 set to make the Countach what it is now. As it put the stamp on the letter, that car put the Countach on the map, with the famous design we all know today. It become so iconic, with the wide arched wheels, and the very late seventies futuristic design. It was a very special trim, which had to have a second series of course. On that note, were Jumping to the LP400 S, It is sometimes called the first pre-production or first production LP400. The second series of the LP400S, had a “low body” suspension package. Which made it look different in a discreate way, but not too different.
But this specific Countach was different, it had a lot more modifications to the body, including the rear lights were modified and the non-original side skirts, mirrors, and a wing from the later Quattrovalvole. That was just the beginning of the modifications, there was much more to come to this customized Lamborghini Countach.
This car had a huge upgrade not only on the outside, and the interior, also in the engine bay as well. As it developed better performance and more power. Its a win, win. A former F1 engineer from the Sauber F1 team was the previous owner of this beautiful car. He knew what he was doing, as he set upon upgrading the performance of his Countach to an extraordinary level. And he succeeded well, this car went from a looker, to a performer as well. Who could ask for anything less!
If you want to check out and found out what modifications and what happened to this specific Lamborghini Countach go read more on the Petrolicious article that explains the full story, this is just a summed up version of the beginning: petrolicious.com/articles/whats-more-radical-than-a-countach-how-about-one-with-a-centrifugal-supercharger