Lamborghini has whipped the covers off a reconstructed Countach LP 500. The project, which was carried out by the Italian automaker’s Polo Storico, required over 25 000 hours of work.

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It took 25 000 hours to create this special, reconstructed Lamborghini.

At the end of 2017, a classic-car aficionado and important Lamborghini customer asked Polo Storico if there was any possibility of creating a reconstruction of the Countach LP 500, which was only known through old photographs of the time. The reason for the latter is, this particular model was “sacrificed” in crash tests in March 1974, three years after development. The car then “disappeared”.

“Bringing the reconstruction of the first Countach to the concept class of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in the year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of this model, is something extraordinary”

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The Countach celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

“The Countach reinvented high-performance cars,” Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini says. “It became an icon in terms of stylistic language that even today, after decades, still inspires contemporary Lamborghinis. Bringing the reconstruction of the first Countach to the concept class of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in the year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of this model, is something extraordinary because it allows us to admire the legendary 1971 LP 500 in person for the first time in so many years.”