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When Outrageous Was Possible: Countach

by Kenny Hoeschen

The Lamborghini Countach was introduced in 1971 and remains one of the most recognizable, most iconic cars of the 1970s. With its ostentatious styling and sharp lines, the car couldn’t meet today’s safety standards.

Petrolicious pays a visit to James Chen of Axis Wheels and he describes the joy of owning and driving a Countach along with the long list of design issues associated with the car. The car is all about style and the practicality of the car doesn’t even come into question. From the scissor-style doors to half windows to the poor air conditioning and lack of headroom, the car makes no sense at all for driving. But it continues to turn so many heads to this day that one can’t help but admire the car for what it is: one of the most stunning supercars of the 1970s and, for many people of our generation, the car that sparked a passion for Italian supercars.

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