Beautiful is different. Sorry, this sports car has nothing to do with Italianita and grace. If this car were a dog, it would be a particularly wild promenade mix. It's a flying saucer with parts from the junkyard. Terrible, spectacular, unique and a great moment in automotive engineering – that is the Lamborghini Countach. Ugly as night for most, but unquestionably one of the most breathtaking cars ever made. No Lambo is more Lambo than the Countach.
But you'd be bending reality if you fell into jubilant arias at the thought of the almost unpronounceable Countach alone. When the successor to the famed Miura first saw the light of day, the sports car world trembled to its core. Ferrari shook the unspectacular 512 BB out of its sleeve, Porsche shone with the first 911 Turbo. At Aston Martin and Maserati, on the other hand, there was disbelief and shock. To say that the Countach's angular rocket design was polarizing would be an understatement.
Unbeatable – in a quartet
Even in a game of quartets in the schoolyard, no one could stand up to it. Anyone who outdid his opponents in a Countach didn't need to ask for homework for the next two days. More cylinders, more displacement were hard to find back then. The 4.14-meter-long super sports car was one of the fastest anyway.