Lamborghini launched last summer 2021 the “rebirth” of one of its most classic and beloved models, the Countach. This came with a new technology of hybrid mechanics. However, the criticism that this model received despite the fact that its 112 units were sold before it was even presented, have made Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of the brand, who wants no more “renaissances” and only looks to the company’s electrified future.
The Italian firm of the bull already has a well-established roadmap for the coming years. In this route, the role of electrified mechanics will increase, while in 2025 the first electric car in its history should arrive. This is the true future that its CEO contemplates for the coming years, in which there is no room for more classic models brought back to life, as has happened with the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4.
In his presentation there were not a few criticisms that came from the fans because of a “not very successful” redesign. Aesthetically, it took up appendages released in the original model and modified it to make it more in line with current lines. Structurally, this was based on the foundations of the current Lamborghini Aventador, although the term V12 engine received an update in the form of electrification to make it more efficient and provide the gasoline block with support for certain occasions.
The middle road and track has recently been able to interview Winkelmann and stated that new retro-type models will not come. “The Countach was a unique experiment, but as we are a small brand we have to look forward. We cannot trust the past and think that it is creating the future.” The CEO states that its managers always present new and groundbreaking ideas so there is no need to look back.
However, this is not the first time that Lamborghini’s leadership has made a similar promise. In 2006, the firm presented a concept model based on the Lamborghini Miura. At that time, the possibility of launching a production version of this vehicle was completely denied, as it only served as a conceptual homage to the classic model. “Retro design is not what we are here for. We will not make a Miura, not even as a limited edition, ”said its director at the time. However, a decade and a half later, the hybrid Countach arrived to cancel those first words.
Lamborghini will launch in the coming years the generational update of the Aventador, which will incorporate mechanics with high doses of electrification; just as it will also do the tuning of the Urus and the Hurricane. Additionally, new models will arrive, such as the possible electrified GT model that is expected to arrive throughout 2025.
The firm has in its history a series of classic models that many fans would like to see brought back to life, such as the aforementioned Miura, the Lamborghini LM002 and the Lamborghini Diablo. Emblematic models that the firm has completely closed the door to the possibility of seeing an updated redesign of them.