Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition at Auction
Lambo celebrated the silver anniversary of the Countach with a design refresh rich in power and dripping with excess.
To honor its 25th anniversary in 1988, Lamborghini rolled out a special 25th Anniversary Countach. The redesigned Countach was everything we wanted at the time: a supercar that was fast, sleek, crazy, cool, and a little too much. Is it over the top? Of course it is, and that’s one of the reasons we love it. This classic is going up for auction at RM Sotheby’s Paris, and is likely to fetch about $360,000.
Designed by Horacio Pagani, 500 (yes, 500) changes were added to the existing Countach to improve overall design, driveability, and comfort. The result was a car so 1980s that it’s like saving time in a bottle…of Drakkar Noir. The 25th Anniversary Edition bears little resemblance to earlier Countach models. The motto was more, more, more! Built in 1989, but released in 1991, this Countach had it all: A giant rear wing, pop-up lights, aggressive wedge shape, fender flares, a spate of side windows, and of course, those scissor doors.
Adding to the excess, the mid-engine car was faster than other Countachs at the time. With a 5.2-liter V-12 engine that produced 448 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, you could go 0–60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Part of that low (for the ’80s) naught-to-60 time is due to the oh-so-wide Pirelli 345×15 tires.
We cannot ignore the white exterior with red interior. This palate is so perfectly decadent for this supercar.
With only 2,153 miles on its odometer, it’s clean, mean, and pristine. It’s a rare find, as only 658 models were produced. This car didn’t have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude, and we can’t help but love it.