It’s official : Italian carmaker Lamborghini announce it is bringing back its legendary Countach as a modern supercar.
The Lamborghini Countach is coming back 30 years after the iconic name plate was replaced by Diablo.
Countach is the first Lamborghini with scissors doors, a trademark doors that remain on Lamborghini’s V-12 models to this day.
The Lamborghini Countach first appeared as a LP500 concept on March 11, 1971, at the Geneva Motor Show.
The production-ready Lamborghini LP400 Countach made it debut three years later in 1974.
In all, 1,999 Lamborghini Countachs in five different series were produced from 1974 to 1990.
Italian sports car maker Lamborghini has confirmed it is bringing back the Countach as a modern supercar nearly 30 years after the iconic name plate was replaced by the Diablo.
“Countach was born from a dream. A dream to push the limits of speed, to envision a new type of design, and to create a Super Sports Car like no other. And now, 50 years later, the new Lamborghini Countach is coming.
“We make dreams come true. We did it with the classic Countach in the 1970s. And we’re doing it again. The new Lamborghini Countach is coming”, accompanied a teaser video on social media pages.
Lamborghini will reveal the new Countach during Monterey Car Week. There are no words on the powertrain, but the upcoming production car, dubbed “Countach LPI 800-4”, could be the last V-12 Lamborghini supercar before the debut of Aventador successor.
The return of the Lamborghini Countach will mark 50 years after a LP500 concept in yellow made its first public appearance on March 11, 1971, at the Geneva Motor Show.
The LP500 concept was substantially different from the production-ready LP400 Countach that debuted in 1974. But the LP400 still carries the trademark scissor doors, first seen in LP500, that remain on Lamborghini’s V-12 models to this day.
In all, 1,999 Lamborghini Countachs in five different series were produced from 1974 to 1990, fascinating and enchanting an entire generation.