Designer Marcello Gandini distances himself from new Lamborghini Countach project

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Legendary Italian designer Marcello Gandini has released a statement, which makes it clear that he is distancing himself from this project.

Marcello Gandini designed the Lamborghini Miura, Countach, Espada among others

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Marcello Gandini designed the Lamborghini Miura, Countach, Espada among others

If you don’t know who Marcello Gandini is, you might as well use the power of Google to find out all about it, because this article would only scratch the surface of his accomplishments. If you’ve heard of cars like the Bugatti EB110, Lancia Stratos, Maserati Quattraporte, and even the Renault R5 Turbo, then the designs for all of these cars came from Gandini’s pen. However, his designs with Lamborghini can be considered the most outrageous of all. The Lamborghini Espada, Jarama, Miura and even the Diablo, which we all loved and adored and which we still have posters pasted in our offices or homes, were designed by this very man and we were extremely excited when we learned that he was partnered with Lamborghini for his new Countach.

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The new Countach was presented in August 2021

We were absolutely thrilled, as the Countach was also a creation of Gandini and its association with the new limited edition Lamborghini model just pumped our hearts a little more. But now the legendary Italian designer has released a statement, which makes it clear that he is distancing himself from this project. An official statement from the man himself, issued through his daughter, Marzia Gandini Provera, through his public relations firm said: “Marcello Gandini clarifies that he did not participate and does not approve of the project, that it has not given its place “,

Now Lamborghini had requested a video interview from Marcello Gandini with Mitja Bokert, head of the design department at Lamborghini Centro Stile, about the 50th anniversary of the Countach. He was presented with a scale model of the car which would be presented to the world in the coming months. Gandini in his statement shares that he had no idea that this car will go into series production.

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Lamborghini had requested a video interview from Marcello Gandini with Mitja Bokert, head of the design department at Lamborghini Centro Stile, about the 50th anniversary of the Countach.

Gandini then clarified his position in all of this as he made his statement “So Marcello Gandini would like to reiterate that he played no role in this operation, and as the author and creator of the original design from 1971, would like to point out that the makeover does not reflect his spirit and his vision. A spirit of innovation and breaking the molds which, according to him, is totally absent from this new design: “I built my identity as a designer, in particular by working on supercars for Lamborghini, on a unique concept: each new model on which I would work would be an innovation, a break, something completely different from the previous one. It is clear that the markets and marketing itself have changed a lot since then, but for me, repeating a pattern from the past, in my opinion, represents the negation of the founding principles of my DNA. “

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Things couldn’t have been clearer and now that we know Gandini has no part to play in the Countach’s resurrection, well, our hearts might be beating at lower revs, but we still love the concept and how it looks and we can’t wait to see one in person.

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