The Lamborghini Countach LP 500 prototype is alive again!

This year marks half a century since the prototype of the Lamborghini Countach model was presented. Back in 1971, it represented a real revolution in the design and construction of supercars.

How advanced he was for his time is shown by the fact that even today he looks very futuristic. Unfortunately, during testing, the prototype was destroyed in a crash test, leaving only the first serial specimens.

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Nevertheless, Lamborghini decided to recreate the prototype identical to the original. The client is a rich fan and collector, who paid almost three million euros!

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During the making of the new-old prototype of the model under the factory code LP500, it was decided not to go into details about the reconstruction. For example, the original Countach LP500 had a 5.0-liter engine, while in the serial version it was replaced by a 3.9-liter V12 engine, hence the name LP400.

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Thus, the reconstructed prototype still got an engine from the serial Countach. Best of all, they tried to reconstruct the complete structure. While the serial Countach had a tubular construction, the prototype had a specific chassis, which was made with sheet metal pressing technology authentic for the era.

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There was so much detail in the reconstruction that even Pirelli made Cinturato CN12 tires with identical patterns as before, but with new technology in terms of mixture and reinforcement. Dimensions 245 / 60R14 are on the front and 265 / 60R14 on the back.

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For the complete reconstruction process, Lamborghini’s Polo Storico department, which deals with restorations, took as much as 25,000 working hours! The most beautiful of all is that the interior has been completely reconstructed and beautiful, which even today looks unique and futuristic.


Source: Auto magazin by www.magazinauto.com.

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