Lamborghini Teases New V12-Powered Retro Supercar

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Lamborghini is reviving another supercar from its past.

Nobody ever expected the Lamborghini Countach to make a comeback in 2021, but that's exactly what happened. Based on the Sian, the new Countach is limited to 112 examples, all of which have already sold out.

Now, the Italian automaker is teasing its next retro-inspired project. A few weeks ago, Lamborghini released a mysterious teaser video on social media showing closeups of an interior and the upholstery material being made. In this latest video, we get to see the mystery project's naturally aspirated V12 being assembled. It's another comforting reminder that Lamborghini will still keep the V12 alive as the industry transitions to EVs.

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Lamborghini says the mystery project will be "something out of the ordinary, something that springs from our iconic legacy" and will "shake things up" but is keeping the car's identity a mystery for now. All we can gather is that Lamborghini appears to be reviving another iconic car from its illustrious history.

Some are speculating that Lamborghini could be recreating the original Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Finished in yellow, the original wedge-shaped Countach LP500 Prototype debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 with a different design than the final production model and was powered by a 12-cylinder 4971cc engine. It's unlikely to be a restoration of the original prototype, however.

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After it debuted in Geneva, the LP500 Prototype was used for crash testing and was eventually scrapped so Lamborghini's Polo Storico restoration division would need to perform miracles to restore it back from the dead.

Alternatively, Lamborghini could be building a modern-day interpretation of the Miura SV to complement the new Countach. After all, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Miura SV, so the timing seems right to revive it for the 21st century. Either way, we'll hopefully find out what Lamborghini is up to soon, but the automaker hasn't confirmed when the new retro-inspired project will debut.

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