The rarest Lamborghini with “periscope” will be sold for a million dollarsOctober 15, 2020
A total of 158 such supercars rolled off the assembly line
The rarest Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica was put up for sale at Gooding & Company auction. For one from 158 supercars with rear periscope glass they plan to gain from 900,000 to 1,100,000 dollars.
The Lamborghini Countach LP400 debuted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The angular model was very different from the design of the Italian brand’s previous supercars. However, the creator of the unique Lamborghini, legendary designer Marcello Gandini, believed that such a form would define the vector of supercars development for decades to come.
For the first time in the history of the brand, the Lamborghini Countach received a longitudinal engine arrangement. In this regard, the engineers had to think over the layout of the body in such a way as to provide the driver with the necessary rear view. Experts have developed a unique shape of the rear window, made in the style of a periscope. This is how the Periscopica prefix appeared in the model name.
The piece for sale rolled off the assembly line in 1975. In total, the Italian brand has released 158 unique Countach Periscopica. The supercar, painted in Blue Metallizatto, was acquired by a collector in Saudi Arabia. A few years later, the model was shipped to the United States, and later shipped to the current owner in Europe. How much the supercar has driven in 45 years of operation is unknown.
The Lamborghini Countach Periscopica is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 3.9, which produces 370 horsepower. The unit works in tandem with a five-speed manual transmission. The supercar accelerates to 100 km/h in less than five seconds. The maximum speed is 316 kilometers per hour.
The auction will run from 26 to 30 October. The organizers plan to help out for a unique supercar from 900,000 to 1,100,000 dollars
At the end of June, a Lamborghini Countach was put up for sale in Italy, the first owner of which was the 1982 Formula 1 season champion Keke Rosberg. For a supercar with a mileage of only 14,000 kilometers, it was planned to help out 636,900 euros.
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