Lamborghini Countach LP400 1972 by Bertone















St. Moritz to Sant'Agata
Lamborghini Countach LP400 1972 by Bertone

These fine images were taken by international jet-setting man of style Jan Baedeker and are part of his pilgrimage from Ingolstadt Germany to Sant'Agata Italy over the Julier Pass near St. Moritz. Jan describes the Lamborghini Countach LP400 as an automotive goddess. Being able to drive this seriously wicked and exhilarating automotive icon is often described as the next best thing after having sex.
Having sex in the Countach could be fatal and is not recommended.

The Lamborghini Countach LP400 by Bertone is a futuristic space ship cleverly designed as a car. The first Lamborghini Countach LP400 prototype was introduced to the world at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The Lamborghini Countach LP400 is a super lean and mean driving machine and one seriously bad-ass car!  The Lamborghini Countach LP400 was styled by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone Design Studio, the same designer and studio that designed the Miura. Marcello Gandini was then a young, inexperienced designer in the practical, ergonomic aspects of automobile design, but at the same time unhindered by them. With th Lamborghini Countach LP400 he produced a incredible striking design. The shape of the Lamborghini Countach LP400 was wide and low (42.1 inches), but not very long. Its angular and wedge-shaped body was made almost entirely of flat, trapezoidal panels. There were curves, notably the smoothly coke-bottle wing line, but the overall appearance was super sharp.

The word Countach is an exclamation of astonishment in the local Italian Piedmontese language, generally used by men on seeing an extremely beautiful woman. The Countach name stuck when Nuccio Bertone saw the car in his design studio.

The equally stunning red car is a Lamborghini 350 GT, first production from 1964.

All credits for images to our man from Hamburg Germany; Jan Baedeker.