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.
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.”
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.