1988: the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

1988: the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

21.07.2021: Lamborghini Countach 25° Anniversario Remi Dargegen The Countach 25th Anniversary, the last evolution of the Countach project, debuted at the Paris Motor Show in September 1988. Actually, the need to replace the Countach was anticipated as far back

Lamborghini Countach 25° Anniversario  Remi Dargegen

 

The Countach 25th Anniversary, the last evolution of the Countach project, debuted at the Paris Motor Show in September 1988. Actually, the need to replace the Countach was anticipated as far back as 1985, when engineer Luigi Marmiroli took the place of Giulio Alfieri at the helm of the Automobili Lamborghini Technical Office.


It had been in production for over fourteen years, but in the meantime it was decided to freshen up the Countach with a new version that was to be named 25th Anniversary, to celebrate the company’s 25-year history.



The aesthetic updates were significant, while those of the mechanics and chassis were minor. The engine was given an improved cooling system and the chassis was adjusted in a different manner to better adapt to the new Pirelli P Zero tires.


The passenger compartment was revised and made more comfortable thanks to seats with less bolster that were electrically adjustable and electric windows. The body style was decisively revised by young Horacio Pagani, who was working for Lamborghini at the time.


 He rounded the shapes and better integrated the external appendages, such as the wheel arch extensions and the plates under the doors. In addition to the new modular aluminum rims, visible features of the 25th Anniversary are the air intakes positioned in the rear, made rounder and longer to also contain the hot air outlet.



These modifications, some of which borrowed directly from the Countach Evoluzione prototype, made the 25th Anniversary the Countach with the most superb results in terms of aerodynamic downforce and penetration.



The 25th Anniversary exhibited a substantial difference between the “US” version, equipped with electronic injection, and the rest of the world, which was still equipped with carburetors. The very last Countach, a 25th Anniversary, was produced on July 4, 1990 with Europe specification.


Its exterior was Argento Metallizzato (metallic silver) and had a Gray leather interior. This Countach was car number 658 of the 25th Anniversary series, the most produced in Countach history, and carried the total production number of the Countach model to 1999 cars (without including the first LP 400).


It has not been sold, and is still on display at the MUDETEC.


    

    

 - Lamborghini also photo

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