Al Burtoni in the United States created a Countach based race car, based on a 'normal' Countach QuattroValvole with chassis # 112.1002, this 5.2 Litre engined car could go up to 202 Mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats race track.
This speed was partly obtained due to the massive, deep front spoiler added by Mr Burtoni himself, also special chrome finished wheels were fitted coupled to a lower race type, adjustable suspension. The exterior rear view mirrors were removed but the adjustable rear spoiler remained installed.
Also note that the entire body was 'cleaned', the wheel arch extensions were removed and a new 'widebody' was mounted, special discs were mounted on the wheels to make them less intrusive on the very smooth airflow over this Countach.
Also note the 'high downforce' double wing rear aerofoil, the only item that truly interupts the otherwise very clean lines on this record breaking Lamborghini.
The late Jim Fueling (March 11. 1945 - December 6. 2002) actually drove this unique 5.2 Liter QuattroValvole Countach to a top speed of 201.793 Mph, a record for 'C' modified sports cars that was only recently broken after holding up for over ten years. Today this Hot Rod is making some public appearances at some of the most exotic car shows throughout the United States.
2004 was a record year for Automobili Lamborghini in terms of sales and production
(added on February 23. 2005)
Automobili Lamborghini SpA is showing the world how to develop a new car in record time
(added on June 24. 2008)
Murciélago serial number 3000 goes to the United States
(added on February 2. 2008)
Automobili Lamborghini sets turnover record at 508 million euros for the 2013 fiscal year
(added on March 15. 2014)
Automobili Lamborghini celebrates production record with ten thousand Gallardo models
(added on July 21. 2010)
March 22. 2005
Text © Mark Smeyers
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