When people see a Lamborghini, what message does it communicate right away?
The Lamborghini design is the result of almost sixty years of design history – and it remains as innovative and forward-looking as ever. We work hard on that. A new Lamborghini leaves no one cold, and I want the observer to take their time and discover the design like a fabulous gourmet dish, because we designers are artists and chefs all rolled into one, and it is our ambition to deliver the best possible performance.
The new edition of the legendary Countach is much more restrained compared to the rest of the portfolio. Why is that?
I’ve wanted to implement this design language ever since I started at Lamborghini. But the time simply wasn’t right before –and I’m always very respectful of a brand’s established shapes. We started off by setting the cornerstones of our design diversity. Besides, something that really has to be right for me is the rhythm. The Countach LPI 800-4 takes the essence of the original and beautifully translates that classic 1970s shape in line with the technical challenges of today. We weren’t looking for a retro design, but a modern interpretation.