25th Anniversary Countach Hits the Auction Block

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6SpeedOnline.com Lmaborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition Auction RM Sotheby's

The best version of the most iconic Lamborghini is coming to Paris.

In 1988 Lamborghini showed up at the Grand Prix of Monza with an updated version of its Countach supercar. Built to honor the Italian company’s 25th anniversary, it would be the final iteration of the most outrageous car Lamborghini ever produced. And now, you have a chance to own one of these very special machines.

At RM Sotheby’s in Paris, a 1991 Countach 25th anniversary is crossing the auction block.

6SpeedOnline.com Lmaborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition Auction RM Sotheby's

For those unfamiliar, the 25th anniversary cars were built on the bones of the 5000QV but featured hundreds of minor changes and updates to make the car far more refined, more visually distinct, and most importantly, faster. Many of the intakes and cooling ducts were moved and altered on this model to increase air-flow, cooling performance and aerodynamics. Lamborghini claimed a top speed of 185 mph and a 0-60 sprint of just 4.5 seconds. That makes the top speed identical to tested numbers on the 5000QV, but acceleration is much improved over the 4.8 second 0-60 run of the older Countach.

Christian Moe has been a professional automotive journalist for over seven years and has reviewed and written about Lexus luxury cars, Corvettes and more for some of the top publications in the world, including Road & Track. Currently, he contributes to many of Internet Brands' Auto Group blogs, including Corvette Forum, Club Lexus and Rennlist.

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