It’s one used by men on seeing a beautiful woman, and is this is just the first of many things about the Countach that were unlike anything else seen in a car before.
The launch of the Countach could not have come at a worse time. Global financial problems as well as an oil embargo hit the automotive world hard in 1973, and were responsible for effectively killing off performance cars from American manufacturers by 1974.
Ferruccio Lamborghini had sold off the company which bore his name by this point, and it seemed like the deck was stacked against the launch of a new V12-powered supercar. Yet somehow the Countach survived, and went on to enjoy the longest production run of any Lamborghini model to date.
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