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Lamborghini Countach LP500.

Lamborghini Countach LP500.

Lamborghini Countach LP500.

Italians spent three years building a replica of the pre-production Lamborghini Countach LP500.

The Lamborghini Polo Storico division, engaged in service and restoration of classic cars, has built a replica of the very first version of the legendary Countach coupe.

We are talking about the bright yellow prototype LP500 Countach, which was first presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971.

Initially the latter was conceived as a working show car, and the Italians did not plan to launch it in series. Lamborghini Countach LP500.


However, the supercar created a real furore at the exhibition and the developers began work on its commercial version.

Note that on the way to the series the model has received a number of changes, namely equipped with side mirrors and additional air intakes.

Plus the production model received a completely aluminum body and 4.0-liter V12 engine. As for the first prototype, it had a steel body and a 5.0-liter V12 engine.

Lamborghini Countach LP500.

The car was actively used in road tests, and in 1974 it passed the crash tests at the MIRA range. Nothing is known about the further fate of the vehicle (if it survived at all).

Going back to the aforementioned replica, the Lamborghini Polo Storico specialists started the project back in 2017. Altogether it took them about 25 thousand working hours to build the car.

Lamborghini Countach LP500.

In other words, the work on the car was non-stop for three years. The Lamborghini LP500 Countach built by the division repeats that bright yellow prototype of the classic model as much as possible.

Italians even used preserved details of those years to create it, though most of the components had to be made from scratch.

The developers made three-dimensional scanning of the body of the coupe Lamborghini Countach with chassis number 001 which is kept in the factory museum of the brand in order to recreate their replica as authentically as possible.

Plus, numerous original drawings and photos were used in the process.

Lamborghini Countach LP500.

The division also got help from its partners. PPG recreated the yellow bodywork «Giallo Fly Speciale», while Pirelli took care of creation of exact replicas of 245/60 R14 and 265/60 R14 Cinturato CN12 tires, front and rear respectively.

No pictures of the car interior have been published yet, but the very first Countach could boast a very advanced interior with an on-board computer and digital dashboard.

It is reported that the replica was built in a single copy by the order of one of the customers.

One can only guess about the price of the vehicle, but we are obviously talking about at least six figures in dollars.

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