You Will Never See a 1974 Lamborghini Countach Being Driven Like This In The Real World
Watch as a virtual 1974 Lamborghini Countach gets driven on the limit, consequence-free, in Gran Turismo 7by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 02:50
For most of us, owning or driving an iconic classic like the Lamborghini Countach is, sadly, a distant mirage. Even those few that can afford to own one, preserve them and, more often than not, turn these automotive legends into “garage queens”. Things are quite different in the meta-verse, however, where thrashing any car has zero consequences. We don’t normally post gameplay footage, but when you have a game that looks as good as Gran Turismo 7, it’s all worth it. Enjoy as this 1974 Countach gets virtually put through its paces on an Italian racetrack.
The video comes from the YouTube channel, Calem MrNazreenn, which is literally about driving cool cars on Gran Turismo 7. You can skip to the 4:40-minute mark for the actual driving, unless you want to experience the virtual purchase of the car, which was made to look as authentic as possible. “Hagerty” banners fly behind the freshly purchased Italian exotic and the game, even, provides a virtual specialist, reciting the history behind the Countach.
The 3.9-liter V-12 traces its roots back to the 400 GT and in this case, puts out 373 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 266 pound-feet (361 Nm) at 5,500 RPM. The Countach harkens back to times when cars were still lightweight, with its curb weight of 2,348 pounds (1,065 kg). Initially finished in Argento Lunda (grey), the car is quickly repainted in Lamborghini’s signature Yellow, before hitting a virtual version of Sardegna raceway, in Italy.
|Power||373 HP @ 8,000 RPM|
|Torque||266 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM|
The Italian circuit is presented really well and the Countach is not alone. Providing virtual competition is a 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB, finished in blue. The virtual 1974 Countach is being driven hard while shining under the sunny weather (chosen by the player). The game perfectly represents the fact that, in 1974, downforce was still a feature, exclusive to motorsports. The Countach is sliding around and twitching as the weight is being transferred, similarly to a raging bull that refuses to be subdued. The driver, surely, has big, virtual balls.
In the real world, driving a 1974 Lamborghini Countach as aggressively as this would, most definitely, result in some sort of malfunction, with the possibility of fire or a catastrophic failure. What matters here is that the car looks and sounds good, and sadly, for most of us, this is as close we’ll ever get, to driving a Countach.