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Lamborghini Countach: books - history and technology

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Lamborghini Countach

On its first appearance in 1971, many saw it as something from another planet. The prototype Lamborghini Countach, the LP 500, designed by Carrozzeria Bertone, was in effect a highly evocative object of remarkable appeal, both in terms of both its futuristic styling and its mechanical configuration with its powerful five-litre, twelve-cylinder engine mounted longitudinally behind the driver and in-unit with the transmission.
After a three-year period of gestation, the Countach presented at the 1974 Geneva Motor Show - now designated as the LP 400 - was ready to go into production and become, over the years, one of the most charismatic and enduring supercars in automotive history.

After two introductory chapters devoted to the origins of Lamborghini and its remarkable founder, Ferruccio, this book, by Francesco Patti, traces the entire stylistic and technical genesis of the immortal Countach: LP 500, LP 400, Countach S, 48 Valve, Evoluzione prototype and the 25th Anniversary are the evolutionary stages of this extraordinary supercar that has earned a permanent place in the collective imagination.

Author:Francesco Patti
Specs:168 pages, 28 x 24.5 x 1.3 cm / 11 x 9.7 x 0.51 in, hardback
Illustrations:57 b&w and 136 colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2022)
Book: Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Language: English + Italian

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Lamborghini Countach

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, as the model approaches its 50th anniversary, 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.

Author:Thillainathan Pathmanathan, Anne Christina Reck
Specs:336 pages, 30.5 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm / 12 x 9.7 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:400+ colour photographs
Publisher:Evro Publishing (GB, 2021)
Book: Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Language: English

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Lamborghini Countach (Top Model)

La Lamborghini Countach est l'icône automobile des années 1970-1980. Elle a la tâche difficile de succéder à la légendaire Miura. Son créateur, Paolo Stanzani, imagine des solutions techniques avant-gardistes et Marcello Gandini, le célèbre designer, une ligne extraordinaire, voire outrageuse.
La marque connaît des années sombres mais la Lamborghini Countach permet sa survie jusqu'à la présentation de la Diablo en 1990.

Ce livre décrit l'histoire de la plus emblématique des supercars des années 1970-1980. Des infographies mettent en évidence les caractéristiques techniques, le suivi de la production tout au long des quinze années de fabrication, ainsi que l'évolution de la cote jusqu'à nos jours.

Pages of the book Lamborghini Countach (1)

Sommaire :
1. L'âge d'or des automobiles Lamborghini
2. LP500
3. Periscopo
4. LP400S et LP500S
5. LP5000 Quattrovalvole
6. Prototypes
7. Anniversario
8. Hors série
9. Linea Montaggio n° 1 Countach
10. Essai
11. Anthologie V12.

Pages of the book Lamborghini Countach (2)

Author:David Thirion
Specs:192 pages, 29 x 24 cm / 11.4 x 9 in, hardback
Illustrations:350 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2019)
Series:Top Model
Book: Lamborghini Countach (Top Model)

Lamborghini Countach

Language: French

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