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The day after he finds himself dumped by his girlfriend, Sorayama Shun recieves a letter... from himself! The letter was from Shun 25 years in the past for his future self, written as a school project. The letter reminded Shun of the time when he dreamed of owning a Lamborghini Countach and being a successful professional racer. With his ambition to make his childhood dream come true and a dash of luck, Shun finds himself as a new owner of a mint-condition Lamborghini LP400 Countach.

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Countach is a 2004 manga by Haruto Umezawa (Of Hareluya II Boy and Bremen fame). It was published by Shueisha, serialized in their Shuukan Young Jump magazine and later compiled into 28 bound volumes.

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  • A Friend in Need: When Shun's Countach overheated in Omotesando, Wakana is quick to the rescue (she lives nearby) with the necessary supplies.
  • Animal Motifs: Shun is sometimes depicted as a cranky chibi bull although not in the story proper.
  • Are You Sure You Can Drive This Thing?: Wakana's reaction to Shun's fast driving the first time they drove the titular vehicle.
  • Badass Driver: Almost everyone but most notably Shun, who used to own a Toyota MR2 before he was forced to sell it due to his father's illness.
  • Biker Babe: While Wakana Saotome is a fairly skilled driver, Juri Tachibana is a better fit for this trope with her attitude and car.
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  • Cool Car: It's right there in the title, and it's not going to slow down.
  • Goal in Life: Through the bankruptcy of his father's company and the subsequent mad scramble to get the debt paid, Shun's friend Rei found his as a jazz pianist.
  • Mr Fix It: The mechanic who does the Countach's maintenance is actually a famous sculptor. He simply likes to tinker with sports cars, and sometimes doesn't charge for his job.
  • Sexy Secretary: Wakana Saotome.
  • Super Prototype: The "Jota" Lamborghini Miura, a car that's technically doesn't exist as a production carnote . Shun & Wakana encountered one on the road.
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  • Tragic Keepsake: Shun's landlord has a large garage (which he agreed to rent out cheaply to Shun, providing safe space to park his Countach) with a car that always under a tarp. It was a Dino 246GT that he bought to remember his only son, a boy who dearly wanted the car. Unfortunately, the boy died in the tender age of 17.
  • Tender Tears: Shun's landlord would broke into tears whenever he was driving the Dino, even causing him to crash once. He still does this a few times when Shun drove him around, but Shun helped him overcome his sorrow and ultimately decided to keep the car.
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