Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Car Pr0n #74

This week's car pic was a no-brainer.


1974 Lamborghini Countach. For 16 years, this was the supercar di tutti supercars. If there was a movie that featured an exotic, you can bet the Lambo was in it. From "Cannonball Run" to "Rainman", from "Big" to "Miami Vice", the Countach was the go-to car for cool. The V12 making some 375HP (in a 3,100 pound car) didn't hurt, either.

Slightly more than 2,000 Countachs were made over the car's 16-year lifespan (and more than 1,300 of those were made in the last 5 years), which makes its ubiquity in popular culture throughout the 1980s even the more amazing. To put things in perspective, the Ferarri Testarossa made famous in Miami Vice was made from 1984 to 1991 (9 fewer years) but more than 7,000 cars were made in that time frame.

Wouldn't turn either of them down, from any year of production...

That is all.

5 comments:

Angus McThag said...

Thank you for choosing the far cleaner lines of the periscopa than the later flared fender and winged versions.

Brad_in_MA said...

You could have chosen a 1974 V.W. Thing ....

Brad_in_MA said...

You could have chosen a 1974 V.W. Thing ....

Stretch said...

Who sold more posters?
Lamborghini Countach or Farrah Fawcett?

Old NFO said...

But the blind spots... But who cared, they were BEHIND you... LOL