Probably the most controversial nameplate relaunches of current instances was that of the Lamborghini Countach, a supercar icon that was initially produced from 1974 to 1990. It turned one of the crucial immediately recognizable supercars because of its distinctive wedge-shaped design and groundbreaking efficiency, and its success influenced many different automobiles of the period. With its naturally-aspirated V12 engine, outlandish seems, and full disregard for on a regular basis practicality, the Countach set the template for what a supercar needs to be.
Regardless of changing into the poster youngster for efficiency automobiles of its time, the Countach by no means really offered that properly, and by 1990 it had been changed by the Diablo. In 2021, Lamborghini introduced it was relaunching the nameplate for a second era, with a strictly-limited 112 models on provide. Fairly than being a radical new design like the unique Countach, the brand new automobile was primarily a rebodied Sian, which itself was closely based mostly on the Aventador. It shared a powertrain with the Sian and claimed solely marginally improved efficiency figures — plus, it price $2.64 million. Marcello Gandini, the designer of the unique Countach, issued a rare press assertion shortly after the launch, rebuking the automobile as a “repeat [of] a mannequin of the previous,” and claiming he was not knowledgeable, nor did he approve of, the creation of a second-generation automobile. Lamborghini later performed down his claims, however the implied accusation of the brand new Countach being a nostalgia-fueled money seize has continued to spark debate amongst fans.