Back in August, Lamborghini used the Monterey Car Week in California to debut the 2022 Countach LPI 800-4, an Aventador-based tribute to the 1971 original, with the 50th-anniversary model set to be produced in just 112 examples. And while the hybrid newcomer is a sight for sore eyes, this follows the minimalist look of the first Countach, with many enthusiasts wondering how an approach closer to the flamboyant, aero-frenzy design of the 80s evolutions of the Italian icon would look like—this is just what the rendering sitting before us happens to portray.
Digital artist Jon Sibal, whose work we’ve seen on multiple SEMA projects, has envisioned what he labels as a retro conversion tuning package, explaining that the aero work “can be available in the not so distant future”, so given his said real-world impact, perhaps we’ll meet an Aventador-destined kit of the sort.
According to the pixel master, these parts “remain true to the classic design, but are modernized to flow with the current lines [of the Lamborghini V12 family],”
Compared to the Countach LPI 800-4, which you can also see in the Instagram post below for a direct visual battle, this approach adds muscular fender flares, along with a massive wing. And while the latter keeps the V shape we’ve seen on the wing of the infamous LP5000 Quattrovalvole of 1985, which was one of the main inspiration sources here (it’s also shown in the pixel work), the new one features modern surface design for a serious downforce boost.
Another key update comes from the adoption of the legendary Countach vents, which can be found adorning the nose and the rear deck.
Those fender flares mean wider wheels—a nod to the 25th Anniversary Countach—and tires could be portrayed. Together with the lower headlight positioning and the (apparently) reduced ground clearance, an element that may or may not be feasible in the real world, the rolling goodies make the whole thing appear wider than Sant’Agata Bolognese’s effort.
Lamborghini is famous for its scandalously cool shades of green, but the hue seen here is inspired by American car care product Meguiar’s range, with the company having launched a social media challenge that invites artists to reimagine iconic designs.
Those of you who prefer the clean lines of the 70s have one more reason to rejoice
While we wait for the potential real-world transition of this Aventador package, we’ll remind you today is a glorious day for the Countach. That’s because Lamborghini Polo Storico, the company’s classic car division, has built a perfect recreation of the original LP500 prototype that introduced the world to Marcello Gandini’s immaculate wedge era Countach vision at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.
No less than 25,000 hours of work were needed to recreate the car, which was lost after being used for crash testing purposes in 1974 and while this was built for a customer who requested it four years ago, it’s not clear if other mortals will be allowed to live such dreams, but we can all enjoy it in the YouTube clip at the bottom of the story.