1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000S
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  • 2015 Salon Prive Supercar Show

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  • If you were a young teenager in the 1980's, the chances are that one of two possible supercar posters adorned your bedroom wall and featured either the Lamborghini Countach or the Ferrari Testarossa.

    I was originally on the side of the Countach, with repeated viewings of the intro to Cannonball Run 2 probably being to blame (if you don't know what I mean, check it out on Youtube in super poor quality (www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDzfrjMdEp0) to get some idea of the appeal this had to a slightly car obsessed teenager who wasn't bothered if the film footage was very obviously speeded up in places).

    Then Miami Vice came along and the Countach lost out to a white Ferrari Testarossa with its impossibly cool single mirror setup (of course now it would be the Daytona that appeals, even if it was a Corvette Daytona replica instead of the real thing).