Countach Designer Marcello Gandini Denounces the New Model

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Countach Designer Marcello Gandini Denounces the New Model

In his time at Bertone, Marcello Gandini was credited as the designer behind masterpieces like the Alfa Romeo Montreal, the Lancia Stratos, and the E12-generation BMW 5-Series. His most famous works, though, were Lamborghinis. His most famous? The Countach. Gandini, however, wants to stress that he was in no way involved with the design and production of the upcoming tribute model, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4.

The confusion stems from a video interview Gandini did this June. He was presented with a scale model of the upcoming car that he was told represented a tribute to be shown at Pebble Beach. He was not, however, told that this car would be put into limited production and sold to the public as a continuation. The video was used in promotion of the new car anyway, so Gandini sent out a letter denouncing both the clip and the new Countach project itself.

In the letter, he stresses that he was in no way involved with the new car. He goes further, though; he says the car itself does not “reflect his spirit and his vision.”

For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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