The Wolf of Wall Street destroyed a REAL $700k Lamborghini Countach

Martin Scorcese reportedly refused to use a replica of the $700,000 Countach when filming that now-iconic scene because it just didn’t ‘crumple’ right. 

by | Published on 30th Jan 2023

A real Lamborghini Countach was destroyed when filming The Wolf of Wall Street. 

Yep, Martin Scorcese reportedly refused to use a replica of the $700,000 Countach when filming that now-iconic scene because it just didn’t ‘crumple’ right. 

And to make things even crazier, Scorcese used an incredibly rare example of the already rare supercar.

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The Countach was the 25th Anniversary edition from 1989 and was one of just 23 white-on-white examples ever built in the US. 

It also had just 7,000 miles on it.


In the now-famous scene, Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Jordan Belfort, crawls to the Countach in a drug-induced stupor. 

He then opens the door with his foot and crawls inside, before ultimately crashing into everything in his path.

The scene was undoubtedly Oscar-worthy (the film was nominated for five Oscars), but it was also incredibly painful to watch. 

Especially when you saw the state of the $700,000 car at the end. 

While the Countach was a wreck, filmmakers didn’t just toss it to the side and leave it to collect dust. Thankfully.

Many of the parts were reportedly auctioned off after the movie, including the doors, lights, hood, latches, and even the glass.

The glass alone was extremely thin and extremely pricey, so they reportedly sold it to a Countach repair shop for about $50,000.

The Countach is arguably the most famous car from the Hollywood blockbuster, but it’s just one of a stellar lineup of supercars featured.

The Ferrari 512 TR, the Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio, the Mercedes-Benz W140 S-Class, the Jaguar E-Type Convertible, and of course the Porsche 911 Carrera all starred in the film. 

And the supercars DiCaprio drove in the movie were all cars driven by the man his character was based on, Jordan Belfort. 

About the Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition 

The bodywork was updated by Horacio Pagani for the special edition supercar. 

It was given Kevlar panels, a new rear bumper, new engine lid, rocker panels, and new air intakes. 

It also wears a commemorative emblem on the rear fascia. 

Production of the anniversary edition lasted only three years, starting in 1988 and finishing in 1990.

The rear mid-engine sports car is powered by a 5.2-liter V12, and can produce 449 horsepower. 

The car can accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 295km/h (183 mph). 

We found this perfect condition 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary on Bring a Trailer and it sold for $737,000.

It’s also a white-on-white example built in 1989, so gives us a pretty good idea of what Scorcese spent on the Countach only to destroy it.



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Kate Bain is the Page Editor at supercarblondie.com. She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor.

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