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News Marcello Gandini, the Lamborghini Countach’s Designer, Doesn’t Like the New One

Marcello Gandini, the Lamborghini Countach’s Designer, Doesn’t Like the New One

Gandini’s practically insulted by the fact that Lamborghini has revived the Countach


  • He was not in any way involved with the new Countach.

  • He was interviewed prior to the reveal but was never told about the Countach name returning.


This is not a good image for Lamborghini. When the father of one of the brand’s most famous and iconic models, the Countach, essentially denounces the new model, something’s way. That’s what famed designer Marcello Gandini, the Lamborghini Countach’s creator, has done via a communiqué shared on Twitter.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

We have to think that Lamborghini was not expecting Gandini to act in this fashion. If anything, the automotive industry was under the impression that both the supercar builder and the designer were working together on the project as Gandini was interviewed last June, as noted by Road&Track, where he was presented with a scale model of the new car. Unbeknownst to him, it was the “new” Countach.

In a release, Gandini states that “he has not participated in and nor does he approve the project,” and adds “Any assumption that this new Countach is coming out (even if only by way of assent) from Marcello Gandini is untrue.”

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Gandini, who when work at the globally-renown Bertone, was responsible for not only the Lamborghini Countach, but the Alfa Romeo Montreal, the Lancia Stratos, and the E12-generation BMW 5-Series.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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