A wild supercar child of the '70s, whose literal translation of the name is 'that's it'. For many this 180mph car certainly was, although the purity of the original design became debased throughout the '80s with increasingly ugly bodykits.
From 1978 the S with wider tyres, uprated suspension and outrageous rear wing became Countach trademarks. By 1985 the QV four valve cylinder heads produced 455bhp and a claimed 200mph. Road tests proved a more modest 178mph, but an impressive 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds.
Air con often doesn't work, interiors expensive to re-trim, seized brakes on ones that don't get any exercise.