Lamborghini relaunched the Countach nameplate earlier this summer with an Aventador-based V12 hybrid supercar that is already sold out. There are other ways to buy a Countach, although the most recent requires a lot of additional investment after purchase. Fortunately, the Italian manufacturer seems to be working on another revival of the Countach, and it could take a more traditional form.
Lamborghini has just released a teaser video hinting at “some exciting news for you”. Nothing can be confirmed at this point, although some facts lead us to believe that supercar company Sant’Agata Bolognese is planning a full restoration project for the original Countach. And speak original, we mean the first Countach prototype.
At the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini presented the LP500 prototype which was then used for pre-production testing by the factory and was ultimately crashed. It had a 3.9 liter V12 engine sitting on a partial space frame steel chassis. The V12 was very similar to the engine that powered the production version of the Countach, which made its official debut in 1974.
The teaser video shows a glimpse of the interior of what appears to be a classic car, and it’s another clue of a potential restoration project for the original Countach. Lamborghini also says the vehicle it is about to unveil soon “paved the way for the future” 50 years ago, and now it’s back on the road.
Of course, we can’t be 100 percent sure what comes from Lamborghini, although there are strong clues as to what to expect. A new Miura? It is also possible and we cannot rule it out at this time. Whatever the new project, however, it will surely be an exciting thing.