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Involved for Lamborghini: Designer of the Countach feels betrayed
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Marcello Gandini created one of the most famous Italian super sports cars with the Lamborghini Countach. He now receives a retro version – and Lamborghini wanted to decorate himself with the designer of the original. However, this clearly distances itself.
For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. According to brand boss Stephan Winkelmann, more information is a "homage to the legacy" of the brand: the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 presented in August. Based on the Sian FKP 37-a derivation of the Aventador-it has an 819 hp (602 kW) strong mild hybrid drive with 6.5 liter V12 engine. Despite the expansive dimensions, its shape leaves no doubt that the legendary Countach was the sponsor. Not everyone likes that, and certainly not Marcello Gandini, who once designed the Ur-Countach LP 400. The legendary model, built from 1974 to 1990, was the fastest sports car in the world for a long time.
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In the press release distributed in August, chief designer Mitja Borkert raves: “To lead such a significant car into a new era is a unique privilege.“At the time, the model had“ the people to smile and rigid" brought ", but his replica" this clarity is to a new level ". The exclusive limited edition takes a "place in automotive history". And certainly also in the balance sheet of the sports car brand: at least two million euros are called per unit. 112 pieces should be built.
Authors-Union Mobility/Lamborghini Designer Marcello Gandini on Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S (1978–1982)
Trouble with the designer of the original
So sunshine with customers and manufacturers; The applause from the designer scene, however, remains behavior. Already at the end of August, star designer Frank Stephenson noticed in a video that he had the impression that Lamborghini abuse the "great reputation of the original Countach" as a "Melkkuh". Another top designer speaks of a "financially interesting, PR-heavy hot-rod replica". And now the creator of the original Countach, Marcello Gandini, is also switching off with an almost brutal invective.
Compared to the Sian, the Countach LPI 800-4 offers a much more objective design, which also quotes the historical model in several places Photo: Lamborghini Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 – double comeback
Under the bulky heading "Marcello Gandini, the commercial project of the Lamborghini LPI 800-4 (, New Countach ‘)" is declared the grandeukneur of automotive futurism: “Starting from the communication of Lamborghini and the media in the past few weeks, the public could The assumption that Marcello Gandini was part of the project could be connected to him or that it had his blessing." It is not so.
Lamborghini wants to deliver the first new Countach from the first quarter of 2022 Photo: Lamborghini Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 – double comeback
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How could this happen? In a video published by Lamborghini, Gandini and the Lamborghini chief designer can be seen in an interview that Gandini granted German in spring 2021. Borkert presented him with a model of the new Countach as a "personal tribute" and preview of a Pebble Beach study. At no time was talking about a small series. The 83-year-old star designer makes it aligned that when Mitja Borkert handed him the model, he smiled and took note of it-“as the form requires". Only afterwards it became clear to him that the interview was by no means an end in itself. Because suddenly the manufacturer announced series production. And Gandini wants nothing to do with that.
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"Negation of the core principles of my DNA"
Now the Italian makes it clear: “I have built my identity as a designer, especially regarding the Supercars of Lamborghini, on a unique approach: every new model an innovation, a breakthrough, something completely different from the predecessor." What his work has always identified are “courage and the ability to break out despite a successful predecessor model". And "self -confidence not to fall into habits". In the new model, Gandini does not see these principles realized – on the contrary: the repetition of a model of the past is the "negation of the core principles of my DNA" for him ".
For Lamborghini, Gandini’s admissions are more than uncomfortable. But they will have no effect on the project’s market success. The 112 planned units have long been sold.
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9 thoughts on “Involved for Lamborghini: Designer feels betrayed”
Who owns the Lambo?
I have my identity as a designer, especially regarding the Supercars of Lamborghini, … built on a unique approach. Audi as a owner can only smile. Motor Audi, body Audi, what else can the cult designer beep?. Audi well, everything is good-tarte comes "Socks Countach".
Company with a certain history
do it that way. Fiat with the 500, VW with the Beetle, BMW with the Z8 and Lamborghini with the Countach. I would have found the Miura better as a model, but no matter. In any case, it remains corpses.
Is the absolute thing to get out of a car from the design. There is no ferrari or other. I would have the money for a down payment, but for the remaining amount? It just stays a dream.
The old person looks like a rickety wheelbarrow
The new Countach looks very nice and powerful. This can no longer be said of the old model today. You don’t have to talk about the significantly better technique. The old designer probably only wants to earn? Otherwise I can’t imagine his criticism.
The good man
Didn’t understand what a replica is and instead of seeing the visit as a fee, you do insulted.
I really don’t recognize too many similarities to hiss the two cars. Therefore, do not understand why the designer blows up. Ultimately, he was paid for the design of the first and the copyright is certainly at Lamborghini. So what’s the slear? If it is a new knowledge for the fine gentleman designer that a car manufacturer markets his models with the aim of maximizing profits, then I can only tell the Lord welcome in reality.
Just around, no matter how
the designer is not Lamborghini, he worked for Lamborghini. What rights does he have in the design ? It is up to the manufacturer whether he uses them. Actually, he should be happy that this memory will be revived, from a modern aspects.
Designn Gadini prefers to design real Lamborghinis and not a tapped audis????????????????????????????
I find the new model much nicer than the original one. But of course it is a matter of taste. And that in today’s Lamborghini there is a lot of VW Group in the bottom line was only good. The fact is probably that Lamborghini no longer existed without VW. The cars are almost never before today. A lambo from the before VW era was only a craft, lousy cobbled together.