There is this notion that older cars easily break down and can’t really travel long distances anymore. Automobili Lamborghini disproved this as it fielded two of its most prized classics in this year’s Modena Cento Ore heled recently.
The 1,000km endurnace event, now on its 20th edition, witnessed a host of classic and vintage automobiles such as the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary and the Jamara GTS. Both cars ran from Rome to Modena and passed through different road conditions, including three racetracks (more on this later)
The Coutach was the last one to roll out of the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in 1990. Finished in Argento Luna (Metallic Silver) with a grey interior, it was piloted by multiple Le Mans, Sebring, and Turismo champion Emanuele Piero.
The Jamara GTS, on the other hand, is a 1973 example finished in Tahiti Blue with a natural leather interior. Driven in this event by Gerald Kahlke, Head of Communications at Automobili Lamborghini, this nameplate celebrates its 50th anniversary and is considered as the perfect Gran Turismo of the 1970s.
As mentioned above, the route for this year was a mix of traffic-strewn streets, open highways and three racetracks, namely, Autodromo dell’Umbria in Magione, Mugello Circuit, and Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola. At the end of the 5-day event, both Lamborghinis were still in perfect condition.
This once again shows that with the proper care, such classics are still capable of running long distances and gving enjoyment to those behind the wheel.