Whenever a Countach flashed pass a viewer, it would immediately give 2 impressions. The first was that it was really low, lower than any other cars in the world. In fact, standing at 42.1 inches in height, Countach was the lowest car in history besides the Ford GT40 and Lotus Esprit. However, its aggressive lines made it subjectively seemed even lower than it was.
This ingenious design was made by Marcello Gandini. Having styled several masterpieces like Lamborghini Miura and Urraco, he was hungry for a chance to show all his talents. Ferruccio Lamborghini, who was very satisfied with his previous services, gave him this precious chance. Why precious? Because Countach was to be a car emphasising on great styling and performance over practicality and cost concerns, thus giving the designer full freedom to design without limitation.
Gandini did not let us down.
His Countach LP500 prototype attracted overwhelming attention in Geneva
Later, the production Countach was regarded as the most exotic-looking car ever built. Until production stopped
in 1990 (that's 19 years later), it still looked fresh and appealing. If the design were not so futuristic, such achievement would have been impossible.