Reminiscing about my first Lamborghini Countach experience on 50th anniversary of the iconic supercar

In celebration of the 50 years anniversary of the debut of the Lamborghini Countach on this planet, I recount my first supercar experience from when I reviewed this 1983 Lamborghini LP5000S back in 1990 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as a fledgling car journalist.

The word ‘Countach’ is an expression of utter astonishment and you really can’t think of a more appropriate name for a supercar that was like no production car before it, indeed like nothing ever seen until its debut as a concept at the 1971 Geneva motor show. The reaction was so positive they rushed to get it into production by 1974.

But what was it actually like to drive every petrolhead’s dream poster car of the day at the end of the 1980s? This is what I relate in this video. BTW if anyone knows the whereabouts of this particular car today, or especially it’s owner back in 1990 in Saudi – I would love to hear!

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