A V12 lurks under the rear glass as it should
Retro touches and modern edges on Countach teaser
That new Countach that Lamborghini is promising and dangling in front of our noses? They’re teasing us once again with three new looks including the nose and the V12 hiding under the rear engine cover.
“Great creations are born from great traditions. Traditions that are filled with inspirational stories, discoveries, breakthroughs, twists and turns, passing down a unique heritage. Traditions that have embraced change and innovation. Our latest creation was born from this tradition,” Lamborghini said in an Instagram post earlier today.
What’s the tradition? In this case, it’s screaming V12 engines fitted into shapes with more sharp edges than the best from Gillette to create mural-worthy automobiles that have lined the walls of children’s bedrooms for decades.
Just look at that nose with its classic Lamborghini Countach badging and white paint that makes us pine for the similarly bright anniversary editions of the original. A V12 with bronze cam covers sits under hexagonal panes of glass, imprinted, as always, with the timing order of the beast of an engine.
The final shot is a look at the car’s fuel cap, standing out in gloss black. Behind that cap is one of the massive vents that feeds the 12-cylinder, along with more vents inside the vent because vents on vents on vents is what Lamborghini is all about.
What’s missing? The giant bumpers of the later US-spec cars, and the nose-mounted wing that was equal parts iconic and hideous.
Lamborghini is still simply staying stay tuned, as though there was any doubt we’d do exactly that until they finally pull the cape off of this raging bull.