Lamborghini Countach with red paint

Photo by Brian Snelson via Wikipedia (modified)

Iconic angles and roaring engines: The Lamborghini Countach defined the supercar for the next five decades.


0-60 mph

4.7 s

Quarter Mile

12.4 s @ 117 mph*

Top Speed

183 mph*

(296 km/h)

Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition. *Simulation from Automobile Catalogue

About the Countach

Unveiled in 1974, the Lamborghini Countach was the first modern supercar. It redefined automotive design with its radical aesthetics and groundbreaking technology.

The Lamborghini Miura was the first mid-engined supercar, but its successor, the Countach, was where they got it right. Lamborghini engineers reoriented the engine to be longitudinal (facing front to back), simplifying the mechanicals and improving performance.

The Countach became the car on a poster in every young automotive enthusiast’s bedroom because of its never-before-seen wedge shape designed by Marcelo Gandini.

We identify Lamborghini models with that wedge shape to this day; the influence of the Countach on the supercar market cannot be understated.

The Countach was replaced by the Diablo.

Model Information

First Model Year1974
Last Model Year1990
Engine TypeV12
InductionNaturally Aspirated
Engine OrientationLongitudinal
Body StyleCoupé
Number of Doors2
Number of Seats2
Front SuspensionMultilink
Rear SuspensionMultilink
Steering TypeRack and Pinion


Drag Coefficient: 0.42

Body Construction: Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

Frame Construction: Tubular Spaceframe

The Lamborghini Countach in Media


The Wolf of Wall Street

The Lamborghini Countach was featured in The Wolf of Wall Street, wrecked by Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort, a real-life person. The production wrecked an irreplaceable white Countach.

Leonardo DiCaprio crawling to his Lamborghini Countach in the film: Wolf of Wall Street

Rocky IV

Rocky Balboa has a red Lamborghini Countach parked behind his Jalpa and robot (?!).

Lamborghini Jalpa and Lamborghini Countach in Rocky IV

Learn more about Lamborghinis in the movies.

Lamborghini Countach in Video Games

Lamborghini Countach in Grand Theft Auto

The Pegassi Torero in GTA is based on the Countach.

Pegassi Torero in Grand Theft Auto in yellow in an interior with zebra stripes on the floor.

Learn about other Lamborghinis you can drive in various GTA games.

Countach Articles

Stepping back in time to the era of radical design and groundbreaking performance, we explore the legend and legacy of the Lamborghini Countach – the poster child of supercar dreams.