1971 was a big year for the introduction of new models. Lamborghini’s new entry set the automotive world on fire.
At precisely 10 am on March 11, 1971 at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini rolled out a new car. It was designed by the same man who did their previous supercar, the Miura, so everyone expected something daring. They weren’t disappointed.
The Lamborghini Countach LP 500 was presented in fly yellow and was radical in every way. First, it had a V12 as did the Miura but this one was mounted longitudinally, the long way, bringing more weight to the middle instead of sideways, in what would normally be trunk area as in the Miura. The code name during development was LP112, LP standing for the rear longitudinal position (“Longitudinale Posteriore” in Italian) of the 12-cylinder engine. Ferruccio Lamborghini’s brief for the car was that it be at the forefront of style and technology, as was the Miura. They nailed it.
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