The Countach celebrations aren't over yet.
Lamborghini sent shockwaves when it revived the Countach for the 21st century to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic supercar that inspired every Lamborghini model after it launched. But the celebrations aren't over yet.
Over the last few weeks, Lamborghini has shared some mysterious teaser videos on social media hinting that another classic model from its past is about to be revived. The first video gave us a glimpse of the interior, while the second showed the mystery model's V12 engine being assembled. This latest teaser is the most revealing yet, confirming our suspicions that Lamborghini is reviving the original Countach LP500 Prototype.
"We have created icons. We have forged and released them to stop time. Now we want to show you something by turning the clock back," Lamborghini teased. In the video, we get to see the bodywork being hand-built before the final shots show the car's silhouette and some close-ups of the completed build. Its distinctive wedge shape and yellow paintwork certainly seem to match the original Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype that debuted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. The teaser ends with the message: "50 years ago it paved the future. Now it's back on the road."
Lamborghini's Polo Storico restoration department is resurrecting the Countach LP500, but it won't be fully based on the original prototype.
After it was shown in Geneva, the original Countach LP500 was destroyed in crash testing and scrapped. It's unclear exactly what we should expect, but that's the whole point of a teaser. Our guess is that Lamborghini is now going to be building continuation cars in the same vein as the recent C-Type from Jaguar Classic. Hand-beaten metal and the sound of an old-school V12 at the end of the video are both clues that seem to suggest just that, so we're crossing our fingers in earnest that Lamborghini will indeed be bringing a legend back to life. Expect highly limited numbers and an unholy price tag.