The Last-of-a-Series Countach named the 25th Anniversary or 'Anniversario' represents the dividing line between old & new of the cars from Sant Agata sports car maker Lamborghini, because the Countach model was Ferruccio Lamborghini's Swan Song. 25 years marks the first half of the life of Lamborghini as a brand, and this car signals the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. With its Pagani-designed bodywork & strakes, Marmirolli-engineered drivetrain and Munari-developed aggressive stance, some say it is the Countach Anniversario is the Usain Bolt of Countachs: taut, muscular, poised, fast-looking whist standing still, with a disposition that says one thing only - speed. Others say its the ugliest & least desirable Countach of all, regularly shunned, & often maligned. The Celebration Countach is the result of 17 years of incremental development of the Countach LP112 concept, a staggering time-frame over which to develop any car, and as a result the ultimate variant of the line of the most famous Sports Car of all time is a worthy one. Changes to the Countach QV to become the 25th Anniversario meant a complete re-styling & re-design of the car's entire bodywork, wheels, interior, & suspension changes. New Pirelli PZeros were fitted to cap off an impressive array of upgrades. The Anniversario drives with confidence, and is tight & balanced, solid on the road with rifle-bolt precise gearshift action. Built solid with reliability to match, it is pure pleasure to drive. With great handling, a few days behind the wheel will verify what difference multiple small upgrades over the QV bring to the car's character. Well-built and thoroughly engineered, the Countach Finale is a Sports Car for all seasons, a car that needs nothing (but a driver). If you have driven any of the early variants of the Countach prior to driving a Countach, the one thing you'll immediately realize is that the Anniversario feels like a mature version, one that delivers what it promises every time. Ridiculed for its flamboyant styling, the Anniversario has been overlooked & under-appreciated. But perhaps, the Anniversario has begun to come into its own, and those who have sampled what it has to offer think of its as the Countach's best kept secret. As we all know, perceptions can & will change over time, and cars that live in obscurity can come to prominence. The Anniversary Countach is almost 25 years old (1988), and so at last it qualifies as a bona-fide classic. Its also been 40 years since the Countach was green-lighted for production, so what better time to take a trip down memory lane, extoll the virtues & wax lyrical about the last version of the iconic Countach. Or just gather round and commiserate about the Countach variant that so many love to hate, for whatever reason.