2021 marks the 50e anniversary of the iconic Countach and in addition to celebrating the anniversary of the supercar with a modern equivalent in the LPI 800-4, Lamborghini also built a tribute to the original car from 1971. The first prototype was destroyed during a crash test three years after its debut, but has now come back to life with an official recreation of the lost LP 500.
After its live premiere last week, the one-off made its public debut at the 2021 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Cernobbio where YouTuber Mike Automotive got closer to the new / old Countach. We learn that the Unique Creation is a working car that runs on its own, making wonderful V12 sounds. Presumably it has a 3.9-liter unit like the production LP 400, as the test car’s original 5.0-liter engine was also damaged in the crash test.
Lamborghini’s restoration division, Polo Storico, took 25,000 hours to complete the build on behalf of a wealthy collector. What the few official images provided by the Sant”Agata Bolognese did not show is the interior of the car, which we can check in the attached video from 6:23 a.m. Just as the exterior is essentially a carbon copy of the 1971 prototype, the cabin is also a spitting image of the LP 500.
The extremely rad Countach receives the same Giallo Fly Speciale paint job as its ancestor and rides on Cinturato CN12 with a vintage tread pattern. Lamborghini built the car in 1: 1 scale using a 3D scan of the LP 400 (chassis 001), the first production-ready car from 1974. It must be said that the prototype looks even more beautiful in real life. and it’s a worthy tribute to the genesis of the supercar.