For the Autoblog staff, we're in the honeymoon phase following the Monterey car week and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. In terms of big, huge, labor-intensive events on the horizon, we're free until the beginning of October, when we'll ship off to Paris for its annual motor show. That means we're free to look back on the beautiful metal out in California, which included more than a few classic Lamborghinis, including the Miura and Countach.

Unfortunately, we never had a hope of getting behind the wheel (believe it or not, asking exceptionally wealthy car collectors to borrow their meticulously maintained, extraordinarily rare vehicles doesn't elicit immediate cooperation). Considering this grave injustice, we're left taking solace in the latest video from Car, which sees the British outlet taking spins in both the Miura and Countach. The pair of vehicles served as forbearers to the modern supercar, with the former's early mid-engine layout and the latter's aggressive, wedge-shaped styling.

Take a look at the latest video from the lucky bastards team at Car.


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      wafflesnfalafel
      • 4 Months Ago

      No question - Countach.  5000 QuattroValvole.  Black.  And yes - it's gotta have the wing.  

        StephenT
        • 4 Months Ago
        @wafflesnfalafel

        Yep. When I was a teenager there was a conversion van dealer in my home town that had a black one with the wing. That is when I fell in love with the Countach. However it turns out he was shipping some white powder along with those vans so he ended up losing the Countach and everything else he had.

      ferps
      • 4 Months Ago

      really, I'm not picky. I'd take either one.

      Jai
      • 4 Months Ago

      Both are ugly. Aventador and Murcielago are much better.

        imag
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jai

        Someday a child will say the same to you about the Aventador and Murcielago.

        Bob Miller
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jai

        Thank God someone had the balls to say it. Both cars are ugly and among the most overrated in terms of styling in car history.

        v
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jai

        The Countach was awesome looking and clearly the direct forbear of the Aventador and Murcielago. Now the Miura, agree, utterly hideous!

      jj360
      • 4 Months Ago

      The Miura came out in 1966 - The Countach wasn't produced until 1974. That's a span of 8 years not 5.

        JeremyW
        • 4 Months Ago
        @jj360

        Lamborghini displayed the Countach prototype at the 1971 Geneva show. The production car arrived in 1974.

      Thunder938
      • 4 Months Ago

      The rub with most early if not all early Lamborghinis is keeping them on the road.  I have been around early Lamborghinis and other early "super cars" and with others you can track day them and beat them down with no problems..not a Lambo from the 80's..bring a trailer..I do love the Countach and would be real cool to have a newer Aventador powertrain installed.

      hyspeedllc
      • 3 Months Ago

      Even worse for you guys, he got to drive the cars at Brands Hatch...

      Jay
      • 4 Months Ago

      It's interesting to note how small the Miura is when he is standing next to it. Modern Lambo's are huge in comparison. 

      Jaybird248
      • 4 Months Ago

      The Miura is a pretty car. The Countach.... well,brutal is more accurate.  Were both designed by Gandini?


        v
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jaybird248

        The Miura looks hideous and old. The Countach looks cool as heck.

        Todd Kewley
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jaybird248

        The designer of the Miura is disputed - Gandini claims credit, but Giugiaro says it was heavily based on work he did before leaving Bertone.  The Countach is Gandini.

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