Italian tractor manufacturer, Lamborghini, its replacement for the outrageous Miura in 1974, the equally impressive Countach. Like the Miura the Countach blended a quad-cam V12 engine with futuristic styling, this time incorporating its own unique "Gull-wing" doors that opened vertically.
The Countach became an instant legend almost overnight. Claims of it being the fastest production car in the world and a totally impractical interior (the windows could only open a few inches and rearward visibility was virtually nil) just added to the mystique of the Countach.
The original LP400 came with a 3929cc V12 and a cleaner shape than some of the later versions. In 1978 the Countach was updated and became the Countach LP400S. It remained in production until the LP500 arrived in 1982.