The Lamborghini Countach LP500 was one of the early prototypes of the iconic Lamborghini Countach sports car. It was first unveiled in 1971 at the Geneva International Motor Show as a concept car and a successor to the Lamborghini Miura.
The LP500 was equipped with a 5.0-liter V12 engine, which is denoted by the "LP500" name (LP - Longitudinale Posteriore, and 500 represents the engine displacement). However, the later production models of the Countach differed from the LP500 prototype, both in appearance and equipment.
Production of the Countach began in 1974, with the first production model being named the Countach LP400. The LP500 prototype did not enter serial production, but it influenced the design of subsequent Countach versions, which eventually gained a cult status in the world of sports cars.
The Lamborghini Countach is regarded as one of the most iconic and distinctive sports cars of all time, defining automotive styling and setting standards for many future Lamborghini models.