The unveiling could happen this year.
The era of the Lamborghini Aventador will soon come to an end. Lamborghini's scissor-doored V12 models currently run on a 10-year production cycle, so we should expect to see the Aventador successor sometime by the end of this year. In fact, two new V12 models are due in 2021, the latter being one of them. What's the second? Well, that's the mystery.
But The Supercar Blog claims it has received information from a source claiming the second vehicle will be an Aventador-based Countach homage special edition similar in spirit to 2016's Aventador Miura Homage (pictured here), which premiered at that year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Just 50 examples were built to celebrate the Miura's 50th anniversary. Each one featured colors and specifications that reflected original Miuras, such as contrasting body colors, matt silver or gold wheels, unique badging, and unique interior colors. The naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 was rated at 700 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque.
This year, it's the Countach that's celebrating its big 5-0. It was at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show when the first Countach prototype was revealed to the world. The production version arrived in 1974 and wasn't discontinued until 1990 after an impressive 16-year production run that saw multiple editions, including the Horatio Pagani-designed 25th anniversary edition.
The report makes no mention of which Countach version will be used for inspiration, but we doubt a large rear wing will be part of the package because many believe this feature disrupts the supercar's famous wedge shape. But again, this is all merely a rumor for now and Lamborghini never directly comments on things of this nature. We'll just have to wait and see what transpires.
If this report proves accurate, expect the Countach Homage to be ultra-limited in numbers and super expensive. The Miura Homage packed a premium over the standard Aventador and there's no reason to believe Lamborghini won't do so again.