This is something to look forward to.
Lamborghini recently resurrected the legendary Countach nameplate with the launch of a thoroughly modern successor. Not everyone has been bowled over by the new Countach but that didn't stop the Italian automaker from selling out the new model in a hurry. Now, Lamborghini is once again turning to its colorful past by teasing something exciting in a new video shared on social media. The mysterious clip is just over a minute long and shows a number of close-up shots of interior seating and upholstery for what is presumably a revival of sorts of a Lamborghini classic.
The most obvious guess as to what this video teaser is all about seems to be the LP500 prototype. This model was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971 and the seats shown in this new video seem very similar in their design to the LP500's seats. Perhaps Lamborghini has recreated the prototype or a special edition of the new Countach that echoes the style of the LP500? Then again, Lamborghini did say it would only build 112 examples of the new Countach. Others have suggested that the video hints at the classic Miura, the rear-mid-engined Lamborghini that went into production in 1966.
The teaser video ends with the following statement: "50 years ago, it paved the road to the future. Now, it's back on the road." Once again, that points to the LP500 which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Whatever Lamborghini's new surprise is, it comes at a time when Italy's exotic automakers are struggling with the reality of impending regulations for the phasing out of combustion engines entirely. Converting to a fully electric lineup is much more challenging for the likes of Lamborghini and Ferrari than it is for other mainstream brands. The blaring engine note at the end of Lamborghini's latest teaser is a reminder that for now at least, the combustion engine lives on.